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Applet Completion Detection

Rob Hunter
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What is the "best"/easiest/most reliable way to detect an applet has finished loading (in all, if possible, browsers)? I want to have my surrounding html code (text, images, etc..,) not show up until the applet has fully loaded / displayed. Thanks.
Maneesh Godbole
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Logically, it would be when the init method completes execution.

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Rob Hunter
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I'm not looking to find out where in the applet code itself it has finishes loading. I'm looking to find out when the applet has finishing loading from the html side hence how do I (i) check using some property of the applet that it has finished or (ii) is there a way to communicate back to the html page maybe through a javascript call from the applet.
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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Check out LiveConnect (and also the Common DOM API):
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