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Posted on 2004-04-14
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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.
Question by:starwarp2k2
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ID: 10827815
ImageIcon icon = new ImageIcon(filename);

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john-at-7fff earned 75 total points
ID: 10827929
Your best bet is to search for tutorials on Swing (http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/uiswing/), 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 java.io.IOException;
import java.net.MalformedURLException;
import java.net.URL;

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("http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040414/thumb.pmm10704141855.bush_sharon_mideast_israel_pmm107.jpg"));

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 300 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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