posted 9 years ago
Is there a reason you are using backslashes in the URL? You intend to pass a URL to the ImageIcon constructor but you are actually passing in a String, which (according to the javadoc) will be interpreted as a file name. You may want to try new ImageIcon(new URL("http://blah... Are you sure there is an image at that URL? If it can't find the image you you specify, it will silently behave as you describe. You may want to try an absolute pathname to an image on your local machine as a test.