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I am making a scrollbar in Java for my High School Website, and i works fine... except for the fact that I need some of the lines to be links. I was wondering if anyone had a basic example of how to make links in an applet, especially on a movie string like the one I have. Below is the source code that runs the scrollbar without links (it's kinda long, if you dont want to read it all, any example of basic links in java applets would be appreciatated), If you could help me make some of the lines links, that would be great. Thanks in Advance!
import java.applet.*;
import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.*;
public class scrollerOriginal extends Applet
implements Runnable { // Threaded application
int maxLines=100, // Added by a user
direction=0, // 0=up, 1=down
delay=100, // delay, controls scroll speed
spacing=12, // spacing, between lines
XPos=5, // XPos, indent
maxLine=0, // maxLine, # of Lines being sent
current, // current, initial position
height; // height, of the applet
String[] Line = new String[maxLines];// Lines, to be displayed, 12 max
Image offImage, bg; // Double buffering to eliminate
Graphics offGrfx; // frame flicker
Font outFont; // Output font (if passed)
boolean customFont = false; // Flag, is there a custom outFont?
Color background, fontColor;
Thread runner;
public void init() {
/**** Get attributes, if available ****/
String bgRed$ = getParameter("BGRED");
String bgGreen$ = getParameter("BGGREEN");
String bgBlue$ = getParameter("BGBLUE");
String fgRed$ = getParameter("FGRED");
String fgGreen$ = getParameter("FGGREEN");
String fgBlue$ = getParameter("FGBLUE");
String spacing$ = getParameter("SPACING");
String delay$ = getParameter("DELAY");
String XPos$ = getParameter("XPOS");
String maxLine$ = getParameter("MAXLINE");
String background$ = getParameter("BACKGROUND");
String fontName$ = getParameter("FONTNAME");
String fontSize$ = getParameter("FONTSIZE");
String direction$ = getParameter("DIRECTION");
/**** Data lines ****/
for (int x=0; x<maxLines; x++) {
Line[x] = getParameter("LINE" + Integer.toString(x+1));
}
/**** Setting Font ****/
if ((fontSize$ != null) && (fontName$ != null)) {
int size = Integer.parseInt(fontSize$);
outFont = new Font(fontName$, Font.PLAIN, size);
customFont = true;
}
/**** Find maxline ****/
for (int x=0; x<maxLines; x++) {
if (Line[x] == null) break;
maxLine++;
}
/**** Convert color values ****/
int Red=255;
if (bgRed$ != null)
Red = Integer.parseInt(bgRed$);
int Green=255;
if (bgGreen$ != null)
Green = Integer.parseInt(bgGreen$);
int Blue=255;
if (bgBlue$ != null)
Blue = Integer.parseInt(bgBlue$);
int fRed=0;
if (fgRed$ != null)
fRed = Integer.parseInt(fgRed$);
int fGreen=0;
if (fgGreen$ != null)
fGreen = Integer.parseInt(fgGreen$);
int fBlue=0;
if (fgBlue$ != null)
fBlue = Integer.parseInt(fgBlue$);
/**** Convert attribute values ****/
if (spacing$ != null)
spacing = Integer.parseInt(spacing$);
if (delay$ != null)
delay = Integer.parseInt(delay$);
if (XPos$ != null)
XPos = Integer.parseInt(XPos$);
height = size().height;
if (direction$ != null)
direction = Integer.parseInt(direction$);
if (background$ !=null)
bg = getImage(getDocumentBase(), background$);
/**** Set init index ****/
if (direction == 0) {
current = height;
}
else {
current = -(maxLine * spacing);
}
/**** Set foreground color ****/
fontColor = new Color(fRed, fGreen, fBlue);
/**** Set background color ****/
background = new Color(Red, Green, Blue);
setBackground(background);

/**** Init buffer ****/
offImage = createImage(size().width, size().height);
offGrfx = offImage.getGraphics();
}
public void paint(Graphics screen) {
/**** Clear prev image ****/
offGrfx.setColor(background);
offGrfx.fillRect(0,0,size().width, size().height);
/**** Draw background ****/
if (bg != null)
offGrfx.drawImage(bg, 0, current - height, null);
/**** Set custom font ****/
offGrfx.setColor(fontColor);
try { offGrfx.setFont(outFont); }
catch (NullPointerException e) {}
/**** Draw lines ****/
if (direction == 0) {
for (int i=0; i<maxLine; i++)
offGrfx.drawString(Line[i], XPos, current + (i * spacing));
}
else {
for (int i=0; i<maxLine; i++)
offGrfx.drawString(Line[i], XPos, current + ( (maxLine-i) * spacing));
}
/**** Flip buffer to screen ****/
screen.drawImage(offImage, 0, 0, this);
}
public void update(Graphics screen) {
/**** Override update ****/
paint(screen);
}
public void start() {
if (runner == null) {
runner = new Thread(this);
runner.start();
}
}
public void run() {
while (true) {
repaint();
if (direction == 0) {
current--;
if ((current + (maxLine * spacing)) < 0)
current = height + spacing;
}
else {
current++;
if (current > height)
current = -(maxLine * spacing);
}
try { Thread.sleep(delay); }
catch (InterruptedException e) { }
}
}
public void stop() {
if (runner != null) {
runner.stop();
runner = null;
}
}
}
 
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This will open a new browser window:
appletContext.showDocument(new URL(destinationURL), "_blank");
Take a look at the Javadocs for AppletContext.showDocument() for more variations/options
brian
 
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Thanks for the help about the links. I did already know about that showDocument line, so my question is mainly regarding the mouseListener and how to have it follow a single line down the scrollbar. Thanks in advance.
 
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