Re: string to URL and URL to string

bH <>
Mon, 1 Sep 2008 11:51:22 -0700 (PDT)
On Sep 1, 12:54 am, Andrew Thompson <> wrote:

On Sep 1, 2:05 pm, bH <> wrote:

(and here's me, 'doing a Roedy' by jumping back in
when I something else interesting.*)

  //Eventually I hope to include this statement from the
  //original applet

Is your project intended for 1.6+? If so, I
would strongly recommend using Desktop.browse(URI)
instead of the normal applet method.

In a sandboxed applet, it will fall back to using
showDocument(URL), but it will also work in a desktop
application (or a webstart launched app.).

Here is an example of a LinkLabel using Desktop

* That statement was not intended to be offensive
to anyone. If it is, please explain why.

Andrew Thompson

Hi Andrew and Roedy,

I looked at the "" and I presently use
jdk1.5.0_12. So the import java.awt.Desktop; is a problem.
And I am reluctant to get the Java 1.6+ for the reason I did
 download it once only to regret that I did and had to step
back to the jdk1.5.0_12

Now, regarding "" I have the program and
attempted to run it. As a standalone it goes nowhere
because it has no "main" and what is "fireup", never
have seen that before? So I have to ask"what goes where?"
A few hints, please.

I think that it is a wrapper for an applet. I need an
explanatiion, please or a samle of what it looks like when
it is written in/outside of an applet. I have a sample
applet here below.

Here is my sample applet:

import java.applet.*;
import java.awt.*;

public class test1 extends Applet {
  Image image;

  public void init() {
   image = getImage(getClass().getResource

  public void paint(Graphics g) {

Roedy's is below:

import java.applet.Applet;
import java.awt.Frame;
import java.awt.event.WindowAdapter;
import java.awt.event.WindowEvent;

 * Converts a Applet into an Application.
 * @author Roedy Green, Canadian Mind Products
 * @version 1.0, 2006-03-07 Created with IntelliJ IDEA.
public final class Hybrid
  // -------------------------- PUBLIC STATIC METHODS

   * Fire up the Applet as an application
   * @param title title for frame usually TITLE_STRING+ "
" +

   * @param applicationWidth width of frame, usually APPLET_WIDTH
   * @param applicationHeight height of frame body, usually

  public static void fireup( final Applet applet,
                            final String title,
                            final int applicationWidth,
                            final int applicationHeight )
    final Frame frame = new Frame( title );
    // allow some extra room for the frame title bar.
    frame.setSize( applicationWidth + 16, applicationHeight + 36 );
    frame.addWindowListener( new WindowAdapter()
       * Handle request to shutdown.
       * @param e event giving details of closing.
      public void windowClosing( WindowEvent e )
        System.exit( 0 );
      }// end WindowClosing
    }// end anonymous class
    );// end addWindowListener line

    frame.add( applet );
    frame.setVisible( true );

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