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Thread: What makes the lower car stay on the bottom right corner of the window?

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    Default What makes the lower car stay on the bottom right corner of the window?

    Hey guys, I was writing and trying out this code that I found in a book but I don't understand what part of the code makes the second car stay in the lower right corner of the screen. Could anybody help?

    import java.awt.Graphics2D;
    import java.awt.Rectangle;
    import java.awt.geom.Ellipse2D;
    import java.awt.geom.Line2D;
    import java.awt.geom.Point2D;
     * A car shape that can be positioned anywhere on the screen.
    public class Car 
    	private int xLeft;
    	private int yTop;
     * Constructs a car with a given top left corner.
    	public Car(int x, int y)
    		xLeft = x;
    		yTop = y;
     * Draws the car.
    	public void draw(Graphics2D g2)
    		Rectangle body = new Rectangle(xLeft, yTop + 10, 60,10);
    		Ellipse2D.Double frontTire = new Ellipse2D.Double(xLeft + 10, yTop + 20, 10,10);
    		Ellipse2D.Double rearTire = new Ellipse2D.Double(xLeft + 40, yTop + 20, 10,10);
    		// The bottom of the front windshield.
    		Point2D.Double r1 = new Point2D.Double(xLeft + 10, yTop + 10);
    		// The front of the roof.
    		Point2D.Double r2 = new Point2D.Double(xLeft + 20, yTop);
    		// The rear of the roof
    		Point2D.Double r3 = new Point2D.Double(xLeft + 40, yTop);
    		// The bottom of the rear windshield 
    		Point2D.Double r4 = new Point2D.Double(xLeft + 50, yTop + 10);
    		Line2D.Double frontWindshield = new Line2D.Double(r1,r2);
    		Line2D.Double roofTop = new Line2D.Double(r2,r3);
    		Line2D.Double rearWindshield = new Line2D.Double(r3,r4);

    import java.awt.Graphics;
    import java.awt.Graphics2D;
    import javax.swing.JComponent;
     * This component draws two car shapes.
    public class CarComponent extends JComponent
    	public void paintComponent(Graphics g)
    		Graphics2D g2 = (Graphics2D) g;
    		Car car1 = new Car(0,0);
    		int x = getWidth() - 60;
    		int y = getHeight() - 30;
    		Car car2 = new Car(x,y);

    import javax.swing.JFrame;
    public class CarViewer 
    	public static void main(String[] args)
    		JFrame frame = new JFrame();
    		frame.setTitle("Two cars");
    		CarComponent component = new CarComponent();

    Thanks a lot.

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    Default Re: What makes the lower car stay on the bottom right corner of the window?

    what part of the code makes the second car stay in the lower right corner of the screen.
    Where does the code change the x,y values used to display the second car? If the values are not changed the car won't move.

    Try debugging the code by adding some println statements that print out the values of the car's location as they are changed and used. The printout will show you what the computer sees abd help you understand what is happening.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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