Monday, 17 February 2014


Java:Applet Skeleton

Most of the applets override a set of methods that controls its execution.

  • Four of these methods init( ), start( ), stop( ), and destroy( ) are defined by Applet.
  • paint( ), is defined by the AWT Component class.

These five methods can be assembled into the skeleton shown here: 

// An Applet skeleton.

import java.awt.*;
import javax.swing.*;
<applet code="AppletSkel" width=300 height=100>

public class AppletSkel extends JApplet {
  // Called first.
  public void init() {
    // initialization

  /* Called second, after init().  Also called whenever
     the applet is restarted. */
  public void start() {
    // start or resume execution

  // Called when the applet is stopped.
  public void stop() {
    // suspends execution

  /* Called when applet is terminated.  This is the last
     method executed. */
  public void destroy() {
    // perform shutdown activities

  // Called when an applet's window must be restored.
  public void paint(Graphics g) {
    // redisplay contents of window

Although this skeleton does not do anything,it can be compiled and run.When run,it generates the following window when viewed with an appletviewer:


  1. javac
    (no errors)
    java AppletSkel
    (But no answer)

    where and what to do ?

    1. run applet using "appletviewer " command

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