I'm new to this forum and Java. Sorry i forgot to say on my first post. But i am also wondering why they use my real name and not login id?
Anyhow, I have a cardlayout of pictures in Java and i am wondering if i could code some way for each slide to move in slowly from left to right, top to bottom, or have each slide fade in/out or have each text word to appear one at a time. All i am describing is capable in MS Powerpoint. I am wondering if i can do the same in Java? I know sure what possible. If it's possible because you tried it, can you offer some tips on what i should be reading?
I know i would need timers but that's about it. I am not sure if i can manipulate the slides like this.
the left to right and top to bottom could be done via drawing the images in a component's paintComponent(),
specifying the x,y as negative values initially then adding a bit each time to x,y (in a timer) and calling repaint().
don't know that you'd need a cardLayout for this, perhaps just a JPanel or JLabel
A card layout was made to display one component at a time,
it was not made from the point of view of animations.
If you do want such a feature, you would have to do it yourself, and yes, using the CardLayout itself in this situation is a bad idea unless you want
to delegate the animation to a proxy object and use the CardLayout at the end of each transition.