This is driving me mad so any help would be very appreciated. I have an Applet written using Java Workshop. Because of this the class extends Group and therefore I cannot inherit from the Applet class. So I am using the getApplet() function to get around this.
What I need to do is connect the applet through a socket to a server application. This works fine but only when the applet is running on the same machine as the server (I use the getLocalHost() method to get the IP address). If I try to get the hostname using the getApplet() method as follows:
<Applet applet = getApplet();>
and then calling:
I get a nullPointerException. I know that getApplet returns null if not run through a browser but I'm running it through netscape.
Is there something similar to the getByName() method I can use to connect to the server? I tried getByName() but got another error (could not connect to xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, x's being the IP address.)
As I said already, ANY help would be great.
Thanks in advance,