Module java.desktop
Package javax.swing

Class JApplet

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    ImageObserver, MenuContainer, Serializable, Accessible, RootPaneContainer

              description="Swing\'s Applet subclass.")
    public class JApplet
    extends Applet
    implements Accessible, RootPaneContainer
    The Applet API is deprecated. See the java.applet package documentation for further information.
    An extended version of java.applet.Applet that adds support for the JFC/Swing component architecture. You can find task-oriented documentation about using JApplet in The Java Tutorial, in the section How to Make Applets.

    The JApplet class is slightly incompatible with java.applet.Applet. JApplet contains a JRootPane as its only child. The contentPane should be the parent of any children of the JApplet. As a convenience, the add, remove, and setLayout methods of this class are overridden, so that they delegate calls to the corresponding methods of the ContentPane. For example, you can add a child component to an applet as follows:

    And the child will be added to the contentPane. The contentPane will always be non-null. Attempting to set it to null will cause the JApplet to throw an exception. The default contentPane will have a BorderLayout manager set on it. Refer to RootPaneContainer for details on adding, removing and setting the LayoutManager of a JApplet.

    Please see the JRootPane documentation for a complete description of the contentPane, glassPane, and layeredPane properties.

    Warning: Swing is not thread safe. For more information see Swing's Threading Policy.

    Warning: Serialized objects of this class will not be compatible with future Swing releases. The current serialization support is appropriate for short term storage or RMI between applications running the same version of Swing. As of 1.4, support for long term storage of all JavaBeans™ has been added to the java.beans package. Please see XMLEncoder.

    See Also:
    RootPaneContainer, Serialized Form