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Clayton Cramer
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I've written applets before, but Bill Clinton was President, and I seem to have forgotten a lot. The applet below needs to pop up a window and ask the user to fill in a JTextArea field. The problem is that the container never appears. Help! The method textbox gets called from Javascript; my thinking was that the container should appear with a prompt, let the user fill in multiple lines of text, then return when the user hits OK or Cancel.

Paul Clapham
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That seems like a weird way to do things to me. You're expecting the applet to resize itself, apparently, when you add those components. Maybe it can't do that.

Why don't you just do things the normal way and prepare the GUI in the init() method?
Clayton Cramer
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I need to specify a prompt and some dimensions. I don't think I can do that with init, can I?
Clayton Cramer
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Paul Clapham wrote:That seems like a weird way to do things to me. You're expecting the applet to resize itself, apparently, when you add those components. Maybe it can't do that.

Why don't you just do things the normal way and prepare the GUI in the init() method?

Now I see what is happening--I didn't have the size of the applet specified in the HTML.
 
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