Image doesn't display properly

27 Apr 2006 14:00:05 -0700
Hello everyone,

I am very new to Java programming, or any programming for that matter.
I have been playing with getting images to display in an application
when an action is performed, but I have been experiencing problems.
When I click the button the image doesn't display. If I click the
button a second time the image displays. Could anyone tell me how I
could resolve this?

Here is a very simple version of my code.

import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.*;
import javax.swing.*;

public class SimpleImage extends JFrame implements ActionListener{

    Image exampleImage;
    JButton btnExample;

    public SimpleImage( ) {

        super("Image Example");
        // Get the image from the file
        btnExample = new JButton("Click Me");

        Container pane = getContentPane( );

        FlowLayout flow = new FlowLayout();


        // Set up the frame features
        setSize(400, 300);

        //event handler
    public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e)
        if(e.getSource()== btnExample){
            exampleImage =
            Graphics draw = getGraphics();
         draw.drawImage(exampleImage, 100, 175, this);

    public static void main(String[ ] args) {
        SimpleImage frame = new SimpleImage( );

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