Re: Java background image question

Knute Johnson <>
Thu, 15 Mar 2007 16:37:14 -0700
<LMkKh.21935$Cp1.6946@newsfe14.lga> wrote:

Hi, this is my first time posting so i hope this works correctly. I've been
googling for a while now,
and i'm trying to find a way to add a background image to this panel I made.
I was able to do it by adding a button:

//panel class

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

public class instructionsPanel extends JPanel implements ActionListener
    background b1;

public instructionsPanel()

    b1 = new background();
    b1.setBounds(0, 0, 800, 500);

    setSize(800, 600);

    and so on....

//background class

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

public class background extends JButton
    public background()

    String addBackground()
        ImageIcon image1 = new ImageIcon("instructions.jpg");
        return "";


but i really don't like how the button's border flashes when the mouse
over it so i was wondering if anyone could help me with the code to just add
image to the background of the panel? Thanks for your time

import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.image.*;

import javax.imageio.*;
import javax.swing.*;

public class JImagePanel extends JPanel {
     private BufferedImage image;
     private boolean scale;

     public JImagePanel(String fname) throws IOException {
         image = File(fname));

     public JImagePanel(BufferedImage image) {
         this.image = image;

     public JImagePanel(BufferedImage image, int width, int height) {
         this.image = image;
         setPreferredSize(new Dimension(width,height));

     public JImagePanel(BufferedImage image, int width, int height,
      boolean scale) {
         this.scale = scale;

     public void setImage(BufferedImage image) {
         this.image = image;

     public void paintComponent(Graphics g) {
         if (scale)


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