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Ben Hodgson
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I'm trying to show an image in a JPanel.
I've obtained a Graphics object okay, using myPanel.getGraphics(). I then cast it to a Graphics2D object (g2), and call the following:
g2.drawImage( anImage, 0, 0, 400, 400, myPanel );
The image draws on the panel, BUT:
1. There is a hole where a message box was sitting (it's not painting properly) - how do I fix this?
2. When I move the window containing my JPanel, the image disappears and I'm left with an empty JPanel.
I'd appreciate any help in fixing this.
 
Manfred Leonhardt
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Hi Ben,
It sounds like you aren't placing your drawing code into an overridden paint routine. The paint method gets called in all the cases you described in your post.
Regards,
Manfred.
 
Ben Hodgson
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Thanks Manfred, very much appreciated - I subclassed JPanel, created my panel (within the JFrame) from the subclass and drew the image in the overridden paint() method of my subclass. Both problems were solved by doing this, I'm so happy!
 
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