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How to include a jpg in a Graphic

Paul muellerl

Joined: Dec 09, 2012
Posts: 7
I have a big problem.
I started some weeks ago with swing and now I dont know how I can include a jpg in a Graphic.
Here what I allready have:

but the jpg is in another window and not in the same.
Thanks4 your help
Michael Dunn
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Joined: Jun 09, 2003
Posts: 4632
> Here what I allready have:

delete it and start again - never create a JFrame inside paint()
(and paint() should not be used - override paintComponent() in Swing)
Rob Spoor

Joined: Oct 27, 2005
Posts: 20279

You've already created an ImageIcon. You can retrieve an Image from it. That Image can be drawn on the Graphics object.

Note however that you shouldn't load the ImageIcon each time paint or paintComponent is invoked. This could occur many times a second, and you don't want all that I/O all the time. You should create the ImageIcon in the constructor and assign it (or its Image) to an instance field, and use that instance field when painting.

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