created: 03/10/98; revised: 02/12/06, 12/05/2010
Note: Oracle, the company responsible for Java, is dropping support for Java applets in the Java Development Kit 9, expected in March 2017. Applets will be completely removed from the JDK and the Java Runtime Environment.
If you have not started these chapters on applets, you should skip them and also skip the occasional pages in other chapters that use applets.
Graphicsmethods to draw a picture
This chapter has some additional examples of applets and graphics. The examples illustrate programming as well as graphics.
In some of these examples, advanced features of Java could be used to great advantage. But the chapter uses only the features that have been covered so far.
Do great artists plan their art before they start working?