Why copy? You can read a .java file just as easily as a .txt.
I would hazard a guess that what the assignment's really looking for is your ability to locate and access a file based on the running class's name and package structure. Always assuming that the .class and .java are located in the same folder, under the package root (if there's a package statement).
Also note that you don't
Create an applet that loads its own source code in a JFrame.
You display the contents of a text file (yes, a .java file is a text file) in an appropriate JTextComponent which is shown in a JFrame.
I don't see why an Applet should come into the mix, unless part of the test is to launch a JFrame from an Applet.
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posted 8 years ago
Thanks for the advice on readi.g .java files. And the use of an applet is just to get familiar with creating and implementing them.
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