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Hey can anyone help me with adding a picture as a button to a java program, the picture is "pic.jpg".  When the button is pressed a value is saved in a string variable called "picValue".
Any help on how to do this would be great,
cheers.
Raftor
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JButton b = JButton(new ImageIcon(
"pic.jpg"));

What is the 'value' you refer to about?
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JButton b = JButton(new ImageIcon("pic.jpg"));
b.addActionListener(new ActionListener()
   { public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) { picValue = getValueFromSomewhere(); }});

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There are three buttons, the user has to choose one and when he does a string  "pic1", "pic2", or "pic3"  is stored in "value" depending on which was pressed.
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Make you main class implement ActionListener and then

public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
  Object button = e.getSource();
  if (button == b1) {
     value = "pic1";
   }
  else if (button == b2
  ...
}

if you get the idea
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JButton b1 = JButton(new ImageIcon("pic.jpg"));
b1.addActionListener(new ActionListener()
   { public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) { picValue = "pic1"; }});
JButton b2 = JButton(new ImageIcon("pic.jpg"));
b1.addActionListener(new ActionListener()
   { public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) { picValue = "pic2"; }});
JButton b3 = JButton(new ImageIcon("pic.jpg"));
b1.addActionListener(new ActionListener()
   { public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) { picValue = "pic3"; }});
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by:CEHJ
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You can use the JButton's name property to do this:

 JButton b1 = JButton(new ImageIcon("pic.jpg"));
  b1.setName("pic1");
  b1.addActionListener(this);
 
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  public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
    Object o = null;
    if ((o = e.getSource()) instanceof JButton) {
      value = ((Component)o).getName();
    }
  }
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by:Raftor
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Also is it possible to return strings from threads in java?
This is my header, how do i define it to return a string?

public class control extends Thread{
    ....
    ...
    return(string);
}
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You need an instance variable and an accessor

String x;

public String getX() {
   return x;
}
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Is this kind of thing possible? If not how would you go about it?

String playerOneResponse = control.start();
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CEHJ do i do that in a simple function inside the tread?  I though i would have to have a string return type on the class header!
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Yes, instance function:

control.start();
String x = control.getX();
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public class control extends Thread{
   private String S;
    ....
    ...
    public String getS() {
       return S;
    }
}

How exactly is the string being set and used?
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by:Raftor
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Whats wrong with this code?


import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.io.PrintWriter;
import java.net.Socket;

public class evaluateChoices()
{
      public PrintWriter playerOneWrite,playerTwoWrite;
      public int returnWinner(String P1Choice, String P2Choice,Socket P1Socket, Socket P2Socket)
      {
            playerOneWrite = new PrintWriter(player1.getOutputStream(), true);
            int returnValue = 0;//1 means player1 wins 2 means player 2 wins 0 means draw
            if(P1Choice.equalsIgnoreCase(P2Choice))
            {
                  returnValue = 0;
            }
            else if((P1Choice.equalsIgnoreCase("rock")) && (P2Choice.equalsIgnoreCase("scissors")))
            {
                  returnValue = 1;
            }
                  
            return(returnValue);
      }
}
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Can we have one question at a time please? ;-)
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>          playerOneWrite = new PrintWriter(player1.getOutputStream(), true);

variable player1 is never defined.
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Should probably be P1Socket
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:-)
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cheers lads :-)
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