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Thread: Two questions: setting an image icon and closing up a game

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    Default Two questions: setting an image icon and closing up a game

    Hi guys!
    I recently made a game. (really corny!)
    But, I want to package it and give it to my friends
    I know that I can create a jar of it and add the images to the folder, but what I would absolutely love is for it to just be a picture with the game name and click to run. Does anyone know how to do that? The second thing I would love is to replace that java icon to an icon of my preference, which I have been told numerous times to do with
    frame.setIconImage(Image image)
    which does not work for me.

    Thanks for any and all help


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    Default Re: Two questions: setting an image icon and closing up a game

    Not sure what you mean on the first one. You can either do a picture that can be clicked as a JButton that has an icon as its content or you can have a JLabel that has an icon as a content and that uses a MouseListener to respond when clicked. On the second one, I'd need to see your code to see what's going wrong.

    Likely you need to specify the right directory and you didn't do it properly.

    If you're referring to the current directory, you should do.

    ./pictureFileName as your setup for the icon file name.

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    Default Re: Two questions: setting an image icon and closing up a game

    Quote Originally Posted by MW130 View Post
    frame.setIconImage(Image image)
    which does not work for me.
    First, explain (or post) the code you use to load the image. Many times the image loading code is not much appropriate (and I always have a suspect about this ....).

    Second, setIconImage sets only one Image. Unfortunately, the O.S. can show the icon in several locations and in different sizes (e.g. small in the window title bar, larger in the system task bar, etc...). For this reason, since Java 6 is available the method (in any Window subclass):

    public void setIconImages(List<? extends Image> icons)

    to set more icons in different sizes.
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