Posted on 2004-04-14
Last Modified: 2010-03-31
I'm new to game programming in java. I need to know how the basics...where to begin. How do I create an image object, load a picture, move it, etc.

For this, should I use a wrapper class? Graphics engine?
Suggestions on above would be appreciated.
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ID: 10827815
ImageIcon icon = new ImageIcon(filename);

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john-at-7fff earned 25 total points
ID: 10827929
Your best bet is to search for tutorials on Swing (, or perhaps buy the book Swing by Robinson and Vorobiev.

In the meantime, here's some code that should get you started . . .

import java.awt.Image;
import java.awt.Insets;

import javax.swing.ImageIcon;
import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JLabel;

public class ShowImage extends JFrame {

      private Image image = null;
      private Insets insets = null;
      public ShowImage(URL u) {
            JLabel label = new JLabel(new ImageIcon(u));

      public static void main(String[] args) throws MalformedURLException, IOException {
            new ShowImage(new URL(""));

Author Comment

ID: 10828179
I was leaning more towards full screen type games, not limited by java's frames, labels, etc.
I would appreciate it if you could help me there.
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Author Comment

ID: 10828190
Hey objects, what is the import for ImageIcon
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objects earned 100 total points
ID: 10828219
import javax.swing.ImageIcon;

Author Comment

ID: 11046098
Sorry, I didn't realize that I hadn't awarded points. Thank you.

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