I'm trying to make a program which calculates the distance between two points which the user gives by clicking on the JPanel. After the points are clicked, dots will be drawn on the points where the users clicked, lines will be drawn to mark the paths, and updates the appropiate JLabels using the Pythagorean theorem and Manhattan distance formulas.
The problem is how do I call my paintEntryPanel method with my graphics argument without having to call initComponents() all the time, because it screws up the display by placing components over each other. I've tried using setters to pass the graphics argument to a global variable, but that doesn't work. I've been taught to use a custom creation code on the JPanel, but I'm not really sure how or why it works and now I'm completely stuck on how to fix the code so I can separate the jPanel and draw function.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.