Using a .GIF instead of button

I'm creating an applet inside VAJ 2.0 and want to use a .GIF file in the place of a button. It seems to be an easy request, but I can't seem to figure out how. What would be the best way to go about doing this?
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I have seen this question asked lots of places and here is the answer that seems to work yhe best:

Use a JButton that has the image and no text r a JLabel with a MouseListener

and use ImageIcon image = new ImageIcon("picture.gif");

and then JButton b = new JButton(image);

This will do it!

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