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Thread: .setVisible() troubles

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    Default .setVisible() troubles

    Hi,
    im trying to make a simple program that sets on image visible when you click a button, and then the other one on when you click it again. This is what i have so far:

    import java.awt.*;
    import javax.swing.*;
    import javax.swing.JFrame;
    import javax.swing.JPanel;
    import javax.swing.JButton;
    import javax.swing.JComponent;
     
    import java.awt.Toolkit;
    import java.awt.BorderLayout;
    import java.awt.event.ActionListener;
    import java.awt.event.ActionEvent;
    public class DinoYesNo {
     
        public static void main(String[] args) {
            GridLayout myLayout = new GridLayout(2, 1);
            JFrame frame = new JFrame( "Yes No Dino");
            frame.setSize(400,200);        
            JPanel myPanel = new JPanel();
            myPanel.setLayout(myLayout);
     
            //make GIF icons
            final ImageIcon dinoyes = new ImageIcon("S:\\dinoyes.gif");
            final ImageIcon dinono = new ImageIcon("S:\\dinono.gif");
     
            //make switcher button
           final JButton switcher = new JButton ("Yes/No"); 
     
      ActionListener al = new ActionListener(){
       public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e){
          int check = 0;
          if (check == 0){
              dinoyes.setVisible(true);
              dinono.setVisible(false);
              check++;
       }
     
       else{
           dinoyes.setVisible(false);
           dinono.setVisible(true);
           check--;
    }
    }
    };
     
            switcher.addActionListener(al);
            switcher.setToolTipText("Switches yes and no");
            myPanel.add(dinoyes);
            myPanel.add(dinono);
            myPanel.add(newButton);
            frame.getContentPane().add(myPanel);
            frame.setVisible(true);
     
     
        }
    }

    it is giving me an error with "dinoyes.setVisible(true);" it says "cannot find symbol - method setVisible(boolean)"

    any advice?
    Joel


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    Default Re: .setVisible() troubles

    See the API for ImageIcon - there is no setVisible method. Try placing the ImageIcon in a JLabel...I recommend reading the following: How to Use Icons (The Java™ Tutorials > Creating a GUI With JFC/Swing > Using Swing Components)

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    Hey, thanks for the help I got it to work. I changed my if statement as well so that it was if "(label.isVisible())" Thanks

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