Hi Mushu, Welcome to JavaRanch! Java is a strongly typed language, meaning that every variable has a data type associated with it. The line Img1 = getImage (getCodeBase (), "Img1.gif"); doesn't declare what type the variable "Img1" has. It should be Image Img1 = getImage (getCodeBase (), "Img1.gif"); (given that you add a "import java.awt.Image" up at the top.)
Thanks, I had tried that (adding Image as I suspected that was the case) before, but I didn't import the awt Image so I now know that is why I got a Cannot resolve symbol error from the compiler. However the *.java file that I downloaded yesterday (which this code was a derivitive of) didn't hava the "type" identifier (or whatever it's called). I guess I can count this as a lesson on object type and how that can effect the compiler.