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I'm writing a card game, but am having problems with the GUI part.

I created a class called Card, which extends JPanel (code below), which contains an ImageIcon, being the .gif file.

When I add the image itself, I have no problem, so there's no problem with the file path. The problem is with the paint() method, for some reason it won't accept the line in the file below. I know it should be easy, but I seem to have a writers' block.


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import javax.swing.*;
import java.awt.*;

public class Card extends JPanel {

  ImageIcon image;
  JLabel label;

  public Card() {
    image = new ImageIcon(Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getImage("src/images/b2.gif"));
    label = new JLabel(image);
    this.add(label, null);
  }

  public void paint(Graphics g) {
    g.drawImage(image,0,0,this);
  }

  public ImageIcon getImage() {
    return image;
  }
}
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Question by:maor
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by:flumpman
ID: 7174397
The paint method you have specified is overriding the paint method for JPanel so it won't paint the label (and therefore the ImageIcon).

Remove the paint method and it should work fine.

Do you need to have a subclass of a JPanel for your card as opposed to a subclass of a JComponent (or even JLabel)?

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by:maor
ID: 7174459
I tried without the paint() method, doesn't work. I started with JComponent, and tried changing it to JPanel. Didn't work.
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flumpman earned 200 total points
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It's probably due to the size of the component not being set properly.  You could override the getPreferredSize method.

either of the two Card classes below work...

import java.awt.*;
import java.io.File;

import javax.swing.JComponent;
import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JPanel;

/*
public class Card extends JLabel {
     
     public Card(File imageFile) {
          setIcon(new ImageIcon(Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getImage(imageFile.getAbsolutePath())));
     }
     
//     Dimension getPreferredSize() {
//          return new Dimension(icon.getIconWidth(), icon.getIconHeight());
//     }
     
     public static void main(String[] args) {
          JFrame f = new JFrame();
          JPanel p = new JPanel();
          f.setContentPane(p);
         
          p.add(new Card(new File("somefile.gif")));
         
          f.setVisible(true);
     }
}
*/

public class Card extends JComponent {
     
     Image image;
     
     public Card(File imageFile) {
          image = Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getImage(imageFile.getAbsolutePath());
     }
     
//     public Dimension getPreferredSize() {
//          return new Dimension(image.getWidth(null), image.getHeight(null));
//     }
     
     public void paint(Graphics g) {
          g.drawImage(image, 0, 0,this);
     }
     
     public static void main(String[] args) {
          JFrame f = new JFrame();
          JPanel p = new JPanel();
          f.setContentPane(p);
         
          p.add(new Card(new File("somefile.gif")));
         
          f.setVisible(true);
     }
}

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flumpman
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by:maor
ID: 7175076
Went for the second solution, extending JComponent and using Image instead of ImageIcon, works so far. Thanks a lot!
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