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Thread: Image Doesn't Display with Qualified Image Path????

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    Angry Image Doesn't Display with Qualified Image Path????

    I'm new to java, I started about 3 weeks ago. But I was making a program just for practice that lets you make HTML somewhat easy. The program isn't very useful but it gave me something to code. The only problem I was having was; whenever I ran the program the images didn't appear unless I put the full system path all the way from the drive. I wouldn't mind this but if I try running the program on another computer I have to go back and edit the code which isn't very cool when your trying to impress your parents. Well if anyone could help that would be awesome. Thanx in advance


    My code:




    import java.awt.BorderLayout;
    import java.awt.Graphics;
    import java.awt.GridBagConstraints;
    import java.awt.GridBagLayout;
    import java.awt.Insets;
    import java.awt.event.ActionEvent;
    import java.awt.event.ActionListener;

    import javax.swing.ImageIcon;
    import javax.swing.JFrame;
    import javax.swing.JLabel;
    import javax.swing.JMenu;
    import javax.swing.JMenuBar;
    import javax.swing.JMenuItem;
    import javax.swing.JPanel;


    public class StartingScreen extends JFrame {


    String path = "F:/My Programs/Java/CreateHTML/EasyHTML/src/resources/Computing4Every1Logo.jpg";
    String easyPath = "F:/My Programs/Java/CreateHTML/EasyHTML/src/resources/Easy_HTML_Logo.png";
    ImageIcon img = new ImageIcon(path);
    ImageIcon easyImg = new ImageIcon(easyPath);
    int x = 0;
    int y = 20;
    int width = 30;
    int height = 40;
    Graphics g;
    private static final long serialVersionUID = -7765334663035669163L;


    public StartingScreen() {

    super("image");
    setSize(700,500);
    setDefaultCloseOperation(EXIT_ON_CLOSE);

    JPanel top = new JPanel(new GridBagLayout());
    JPanel middle = new JPanel(new GridBagLayout());
    GridBagConstraints gbc = new GridBagConstraints();
    gbc.insets = new Insets(15,15,15,15);

    JLabel label = new JLabel(img);
    JLabel presents = new JLabel("Presents:");
    JLabel label2 = new JLabel(easyImg);

    gbc.gridx = 0;
    gbc.gridy = 50;
    top.add(presents, gbc);
    gbc.gridx = 0;
    gbc.gridy = 0;
    top.add(label, gbc);
    middle.add(label2, gbc);

    add(middle, BorderLayout.CENTER);
    add(top, BorderLayout.NORTH);


    //menubar
    JMenuBar j = new JMenuBar();
    JMenu start = new JMenu("Start");
    JMenu newHTML = new JMenu("New HTML");
    JMenuItem menuScreen = new JMenuItem("Menu Screen");
    JMenuItem insImg = new JMenuItem("Insert Image");
    JMenuItem insTxt = new JMenuItem("Insert Text");
    setJMenuBar(j);
    j.add(start);
    start.add(menuScreen);
    start.add(newHTML);
    newHTML.add(insImg);
    newHTML.add(insTxt);


    menuScreen.addActionListener(new ActionListener() {

    @Override
    public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent arg0) {
    // TODO Auto-generated method stub
    Menu a = new Menu();
    a.setVisible(true);
    dispose();
    }
    });




    }

    }


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    Default Re: Image Doesn't Display with Qualified Image Path????

    I probably should have mentioned that I am using Eclipse.

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    Default Re: Image Doesn't Display with Qualified Image Path????

    I think its kind of a bad idea to reference an image from a local drive..

    Simply copy the image file to your eclipse project main directory and refrence it as image.jpg. Either build the image inside the package when exporting or simply add it to the folder when youre giving the program out of using on another computer..

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    Default Re: Image Doesn't Display with Qualified Image Path????

    I tried putting it into the 'bin' folder but it wouldn't display unless I put the full path including the local drive.

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    Default Re: Image Doesn't Display with Qualified Image Path????

    If you put the class files and the image in a jar file and use the classloader's getResource method you will not have to worry about moving or losing the image file. It will always be there in the jar file.
    Do a search here on the forum for code samples that use getResource.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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    Default Re: Image Doesn't Display with Qualified Image Path????

    Okay thank you.

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