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Thread: Running a java applet inside a java window?

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    Question Running a java applet inside a java window?

    Is it possible to create a window with say a JFrame and inside that have a java applet run?

    Reason why I am asking is because I have a pre-compiled JAR file that I don't have the source code to but I do want to make a JFrame for it. How can I go about doing this?


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    Default Re: Running a java applet inside a java window?

    Do you know the name of the Applet class? If so, you should be able to construct an instance of the class, call the appropriate methods (eg init) then add it to a JPanel (which in turn you add to a JFrame)

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    Default Re: Running a java applet inside a java window?

    No I'm not sure, how would I be able to tell without decompiling?

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    Default Re: Running a java applet inside a java window?

    Quote Originally Posted by copeg View Post
    Do you know the name of the Applet class? If so, you should be able to construct an instance of the class, call the appropriate methods (eg init) then add it to a JPanel (which in turn you add to a JFrame)
    I could be wrong, but I'm not so sure constructing a useable instance of the Applet class is straightforward. Applets typically have a context whose methods they use to do useful things (like load resources). Browsers offer this context. So does the appletviewer executable. But it's not clear how you would roll your own.

    Glancing at the source code Applet instances have a stub variable that knows about the context, the document base etc. There is a setSub() method, but the documentation notes "Sets this applet's stub. This is done automatically by the system".

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