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micheal frost
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i found this code from the web. when i run the applet this message is displayed " start: applet not initialised"

/** DragBallPanel.java - Panel that allows dragging a ball around.
@author Fred Swartz
@version 2004-04-15
*/

import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.*;
import javax.swing.*;

// class DragBallPanel
/** When the mousePressed listener is called to position is tested
to see if it's in the area of the ball. If it is,
(1) _canDrag is set true meaning pay attention to the MouseDragged events.
(2) Record where in the ball (relative to the upper left coordinates)
the mouse was clicked, because it looks best if we drag from there.
*/
public class DragBallPanel extends JPanel implements MouseListener, MouseMotionListener {

private static final int BALL_DIAMETER = 40; // Diameter of ball
//--- instance variables
/** Ball coords. Changed by mouse listeners. Used by paintComponent. */
private int _ballX = 50; // x coord - set from drag
private int _ballY = 50; // y coord - set from drag

/** Position in ball of mouse press to make dragging look better. */
private int _dragFromX = 0; // pressed this far inside ball's
private int _dragFromY = 0; // bounding box.

/** true means mouse was pressed in ball and still in panel.*/
private boolean _canDrag = false;

// constructor
/** Constructor sets size, colors, and adds mouse listeners.*/
public DragBallPanel() {
setPreferredSize(new Dimension(300, 300));
setBackground(Color.blue);
setForeground(Color.yellow);
//--- Add the mouse listeners.
this.addMouseListener(this);
this.addMouseMotionListener(this);
}//endconstructor

// method paintComponent
/** Ball is drawn at the last recorded mouse listener coordinates. */
public void paintComponent(Graphics g) {
super.paintComponent(g); // Required for background.
g.fillOval(_ballX, _ballY, BALL_DIAMETER, BALL_DIAMETER);
}//end paintComponent

// method mousePressed
/** Set _canDrag if the click is in the ball (or in the bounding
box, which is lazy, but close enuf for this program).
Remember displacement (dragFromX and Y) in the ball
to use as relative point to display while dragging.
*/
public void mousePressed(MouseEvent e) {
int x = e.getX(); // Save the x coord of the click
int y = e.getY(); // Save the y coord of the click

if (x >= _ballX && x <= (_ballX + BALL_DIAMETER)
&& y >= _ballY && y <= (_ballY + BALL_DIAMETER)) {
_canDrag = true;
_dragFromX = x - _ballX; // how far from left
_dragFromY = y - _ballY; // how far from top
} else {
_canDrag = false;
}
}//end mousePressed

// mouseDragged
/** Set x,y to mouse position and repaint. */
public void mouseDragged(MouseEvent e) {
if (_canDrag) { // True only if button was pressed inside ball.
//--- Ball pos from mouse and original click displacement
_ballX = e.getX() - _dragFromX;
_ballY = e.getY() - _dragFromY;

//--- Don't move the ball off the screen sides
_ballX = Math.max(_ballX, 0);
_ballX = Math.min(_ballX, getWidth() - BALL_DIAMETER);

//--- Don't move the ball off top or bottom
_ballY = Math.max(_ballY, 0);
_ballY = Math.min(_ballY, getHeight() - BALL_DIAMETER);

this.repaint(); // Repaint because position changed.
}
}//end mouseDragged

// method mouseExited
/** Turn off dragging if mouse exits panel. */
public void mouseExited(MouseEvent e) {
_canDrag = false;
}//end mouseExited

// Ignore other mouse events.
public void mouseMoved (MouseEvent e) {} // ignore these events
public void mouseEntered (MouseEvent e) {} // ignore these events
public void mouseClicked (MouseEvent e) {} // ignore these events
public void mouseReleased(MouseEvent e) {} // ignore these events
}//endclass DragBallPanel
 
Joanne Neal
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Originally posted by micheal frost:
i found this code from the web. when i run the applet this message is displayed " start: applet not initialised"


That's probably because the code is not an applet.
Applets extend the Applet or JApplet classes.
 
micheal frost
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