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MIDP Graphics on Forms Objects

 
Ankur Shah
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Hello Javaranch
I'm doing development using MIDP for PalmOS. I'm familiar with how MIDlets work but I had a question about Graphics. Right now I have a Form object which displays the following objects: StringItem, TextField, a few Button Commands.
What I want to do is draw a rectangle on the upper half of the screen and the StringItem text be visible. So basically I want a rectangle drawn around the text that I display. What do I need to add codewise to add a rectangle. Can you give me a few lines of code to get me started?
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Ankur Shah
 
john muchow
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Originally posted by Ankur Shah:
Hello Javaranch
I'm doing development using MIDP for PalmOS. I'm familiar with how MIDlets work but I had a question about Graphics. Right now I have a Form object which displays the following objects: StringItem, TextField, a few Button Commands.
What I want to do is draw a rectangle on the upper half of the screen and the StringItem text be visible. So basically I want a rectangle drawn around the text that I display. What do I need to add codewise to add a rectangle. Can you give me a few lines of code to get me started?
Thanks
Ankur Shah

Hello Ankur,
Custom graphics that you are referring to must be done on a Canvas.
The Form and Canvas are referred to as "Displayable" objects. MIDP supports showing only one displayable at any time, thus, you cannot view both the Canvas and Form.
John Muchow
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