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Thread: Why doesn't the frame viewer print the rectangles?

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    Default Why doesn't the frame viewer print the rectangles?

    I am trying to draw two rectangles in a new frame, and I am making some mistake which I can't figure out. It should be easy but I just don't see it.

    Here are the two classes:


    Drawn rectangles:
    import java.awt.Graphics;
    import java.awt.Graphics2D;
    import java.awt.Rectangle;
    import javax.swing.JComponent;
     
    //Draws two rectangles
     
     
    public class Four
    {
    	public void paintComponent(Graphics g)
    	{
    		Graphics2D g2 = (Graphics2D) g;
     
    		Rectangle box = new Rectangle(5,10,10,10);
    		g2.draw(box);
     
    		box.translate(15,25);
    		g2.draw(box);
    	}
    }


    And the frame:

    import java.awt.Component;
    import javax.swing.JFrame;
     
    public class BoxViewer 
    {
    	public static void main(String[] args)
    	{
    		JFrame frame = new JFrame();
     
    		frame.setSize(300,400);
    		frame.setTitle("Two Rectangles");
    		frame.setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);
     
    		Four component = new Four(); //Mixes up both classes
     
    		frame.add(component); //Error is here
     
    		frame.setVisible(true);
    	}
     
    }


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    Default Re: Why doesn't the frame viewer print the rectangles?

    You should check the error message in detail, and post it here as it will tell you what you're doing wrong. You need to add a Component or one of its children to a JFrame, and your Four class doesn't extend anything. Perhaps you want to have it extend an existing JComponent type of class.

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    Default Re: Why doesn't the frame viewer print the rectangles?

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    You should check the error message in detail, and post it here as it will tell you what you're doing wrong. You need to add a Component or one of its children to a JFrame, and your Four class doesn't extend anything. Perhaps you want to have it extend an existing JComponent type of class.
    That is correct! Thank you very much.

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    Default Re: Why doesn't the frame viewer print the rectangles?

    You're quite welcome! So, out of curiosity, what class did you have Four extend?

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