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Hi,

I'm displaying images loaded from  a local folder in an applet. Is there any way in java to open a new broswer window to display the image using html? I guess the steps would look something like:

1) Handle double clikc in applet (no problem)
2) Create a new browser frame (don't know how to do this)
3) Give the browser a string of source html to render, something like:

     String str = "<html><img src = test.jpb></html>
     BrowserWindow win = new BrowserWindow;
     win.SetHtml(str);
     win.Show();

Yeah hopefully there is something like that!

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You could try

Runtime.exec("cmd.exe start /c " + absolutePathToImage);

for a Windows-only solution
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by:DJ_AM_Juicebox
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Ah I don't think that will work for me - the applet is being run on a webpage on a server dislaying images local on the server.
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by:DJ_AM_Juicebox
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This works:

try
            {
                java.applet.AppletContext a = getAppletContext();
                java.net.URL url = new java.net.URL("http://www.cnn.com");
                a.showDocument(url, "_blank");
            }
            catch (java.net.MalformedURLException ex)
            {
                System.out.println(ex.getMessage());
            }

but is there a way to instead of moving the user to a predefined URL, just created the html code yourself? I need to just display an image in a frame so the user can download it, like:

new URL_Code("<html><imgsrc = "hello.jpg"></html>

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You would achieve that using javascript to write the required html to the page.
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by:DJ_AM_Juicebox
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But doesn't that require some java applet to javascript plugin? Where do I start?

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by:DJ_AM_Juicebox
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Arghh I guess I could do it but then I need an external dependency in the html page...
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theres no other way really
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perhaps you could have a html page that allowed you to pass the image path to display as a parameter (again using javascript) and load that.
or you'd need to dynamically generate the html on the server using jsp or similiar
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blast, I was hoping java would be better suited for web development stuff.

I'm starting to think I should just do this in javascript!

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