Java Applet - returning information

Posted on 2004-09-11
Last Modified: 2010-03-31
   Is it possible ( or easy ) to pass values back from an Applet into the HTML page it was called from? A friend is writing a colour picker which works really well... only he isn't sure how to make that available in the html page or if its even possible.... I don't know either so I thought I'd ask the gurus :)

thanks in advance!
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Yes. You can call the applet from JavaScript and vice versa.
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Although it's easier to call public methods of the applet from JavaScript using a reference:

var applet = document.applets[0];
var x =;

you can also do it the other way around:

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That's what I've been trying.... I'll go double check my code :)

hold the answers for now please :)

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I had it right but the string I was trying to return was wrong....grrr...

oh well at least I knew I was on the right track after all. thanks CEHJ!
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