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You should not be overriding the paint() method for this. In the init() method you should be creating the JFreeChart, constructing a ChartPanel using the created JFreeChart and adding the ChartPanel as a component to the JApplet component tree - probably the JApplet content pane.
I’ve looked at a lot of different solutions, and in my humble opinion Aspose is the way to go. Here’s the link: http://aspose.com
subject: Adding a Barchart to an Applet using JFreeChart