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Help on removing graphic objects in an applet.

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If I have used the paint() method to draw a number of line and rectangular objects (in the process or creating graphs), how do I go about removing those graphics, so make room for other objects?

One possible solution I found was to simply cover up the graphic with something the color of the background, but this won't work if the background changes color in certain parts of the applet, and will also obscure any other objects (buttons, labels) I don't want to remove.

Is there a method I can use to simply destroy all Graphic objects I have initialized?
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Question by:esotericlete
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Painting done in your paint() method is not persistent. The paint() method is called whenever your component is required to be repainted. So for example a line you paint in one call may not necessarilt still be there in the next call. As a side note you should also never call the paint method directly, it is used as a callback.
If you make the first call in your paint() method a paint a filled rectangle the size of the component then you'll have a blank canvas to work with.
If you can post your code I can help you further.
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public void paint(Graphics g)
{
   Dimension size = getSize();
   g.setColor(getBackground());
   g.fillRect(0, 0, size.width, size.height);
   g.setColor(getForeground());
   
   // Do your painting now
}
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I solved it since, but completely forgot I had the question left here.
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