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I am trying to get my applet to have the same background as my web page. My web page's background is stars.jpg. Can someone tell what is the best way to get this to work? This is a small code snippet that won't compile:
public void init() {
stars=getImage(getCodeBase(), "stars.jpg");
setBackground(stars);
long lasttime;
p1 = new point(MAX, MAXV);
p2 = new point(MAX, MAXV);
p1.rand(); p2.ran(); //Randomize points
resize(MAX,MAX+20); //Set window size
}
 
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if you check out the Java API docs you can see that setBackground() takes an object of type Color, not an image.
You need to override paint(), and the first thing you do is draw that image to the Graphics.
Check out Graphics.drawImage()
Rob
[ January 09, 2002: Message edited by: Rob Ross ]
 
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Actually, I think you can specify a transparent canvas. Do a search in this forum. Not long ago someone was asking for help on the exact opposite problem!
 
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I posted that same question in Beginners, but I can't find it. I understand that Swing has a really neat way of dealing with this.
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