i know that to set the menubar in a java program you have to call setMenuBar, a method of Frame. I cannot seem to use frames in my applet (adding a window to a container). is there a work around? thanks.
JMenuBar is a JComponent so you can add it to a Container like any other Swing widget. Set your applet's layout to BorderLayout and add the menu to the north quadrant and it will look the same as it looks on a frame.