How to change cursor in an applet

I must change cursors shape to HAND_CURSOR in an applet with no frame. Is this possible and how?

Thanx in advance.
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import java.awt.* ;
public class Test extends java.applet.Applet
    public void init()
        setCursor( Cursor.getPredefinedCursor( Cursor.HAND_CURSOR ) ) ;
ComaAuthor Commented:
I get compiler error J0049: Undefined name 'setCursor'
u use java 1.0?

set cursor to applet's frame

    public void init()
     Component c = this.getParent();
     while (c!=null && !(c instanceof Frame))


also u can try make menu in applet :)

13) How do you get a Menubar/Menu in an applet?
 In your applet's init() method, create a Frame instance and then attach the Menus, Menubar etc to that frame. You cannot attach the Menu or a Menubar to an applet directly.
Or get the parent Frame like this (doesn't work in all execution environments):

    Container parent = getParent();
    while (! (parent instanceof Frame) )
        parent = parent.getParent();
    Frame theFrame = (Frame) parent;
This second suggestion definitely doesn't work in the appletviewer, and probably won't work on Macs (where would the Menubar go?) or in some browsers. In JDK 1.1, just use a popup menu, which isn't attached to a Frame.
Try the your code...

import java.awt.*;
import java.applet.*;

public class cursor extends Applet {
    public void init() {
        Object frame = getParent ();
        while (! (frame instanceof Frame))
            frame = ((Component) frame).getParent ();
           ((Frame) frame).setCursor (Frame.HAND_CURSOR);


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