Re: getting rid of a white flash while applet is loading

"John B. Matthews" <nospam@nospam.invalid>
Fri, 26 Sep 2008 12:13:34 -0400
In article
 Jill Singer <> wrote:


any ideas how to get rid of the white flash that occurs (in ie) as an
applet is loading?


This article mentions the problem in connection with JApplet:


An Applet can exaggerate the effect by doing complex drawing. It might
help to simply set the background color the first time through and do
the rest on the next repaint. In this contrived example, you can see
that the browser page isn't updated until paint() completes:

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

public class Hello extends Applet {
    public void paint(Graphics g) {
        // busy, busy
        for (int y = 0; y <= getHeight(); y++)
            for (int x = 0; x <= getWidth(); x++)
                g.fillRect(0, 0, x, y);
        g.drawString("Hello World!", 50, 75);

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html">
<body bgcolor="#404040">
<applet code="Hello.class" width=400 height=150></applet>

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