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Is it possible to put Panel on the Image

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I have a doubt. Can i place a panel on top of the image in the frame?

I have a JFrame where i want the image to be displayed... and i have a JPanel where i want it to be displayed but on top of the image. I am talking about the skin of the GUI...   In VC++, you can do that.. is there a way to do in java??

Thanks in advance
Ram
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CEHJ earned 168 total points
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If you want to float components over the image just override paintComponent, being careful to call super.paintComponent
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by:rampriya_sb
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can u give me some more clue? some small code snippet wud be appreciated
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public void paintComponent(Graphics g) {
      super.paintComponent(g);
      // call drawImage here
}

You'll still be able to add components leaving the image there
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by:CEHJ
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(oh that's overriding the paintComponent of JPanel btw)
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is it JPanel u r talking about or the JFrame?
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by:CEHJ
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JPanel
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by:Tommy Braas
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If you want the image drawn behind the panel, you need to override paintComponent() (see CEHJ's comment) in your JFrame instance.
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by:CEHJ
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You can't do that actually - JFrame has no paintComponent. Easiest to add another JPanel to the frame and then place the final one on that
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Oh, my bad.

rampriya_sb, recap of information so far:
Set BorderLayout as your layout manager for the JFrame's content pane
Override paintComponent in a subclass of JPanel, in order to paint the image, as described above
Add an instance of the JPanel described above to the BorderLayout.CENTER of the JFrame
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>>Set BorderLayout as your layout manager for the JFrame's content pane...

Well of course, it's still not clear what the intention is, so this is probably a little bit too assumptive ;-)
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by:Tommy Braas
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>> probably a little bit too assumptive
possibly, but not if he wants the image to cover the complete area of the JFrame
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I want the image to cover the entire area and place a Panel on the image...
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Should be OK then
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by:Tommy Braas
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yep, I think that's it! ;-)
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As suggested, i overrode paintComponent method and put the image

class TestPanel extends JPanel
{

JPanel pnlAnotherPanel;
public TestPanel()
{
    pnlAnotherPanel = new JPanel();
    pnlAnotherPanel.setBackground(Color.white);
    pnlAnotherPanel.setBounds(new Rectangle(30,30,60,80));
    this.add(pnlAnotherPanel,null);
}

public void paintComponent(Graphics g)
{
  super.paintComponent(g);
  Image img=Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getImage("testimg.jpg");
  g.drawImage(img,0,0,this);
}
}

When i try to put this JPanel class to the Frame and try to runthe program, only the image is displayed and not the panel(pnlAnotherPanel)..... so what shud i do for that? i tried setting the panel to opaque, but didnt help...
 

Then i tried putting
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by:rampriya_sb
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i m not finding any luck still.... shud i put the panel in the paintComponent method??
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Theres no need to override paintComponent, just add your panel to whatever component is displaying your image.

eg.

JLabel back = new JLabel(image);
JPanel panel = new JPanel();
back.add(panel);
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If you instead want the panel to float above your existing component hierarchy then add the panel to the glass pane or a layered pane.
http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/uiswing/components/rootpane.html
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Three way point split
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