Re: Erasing a String produced using drawString()

Nigel Wade <>
Fri, 23 Feb 2007 11:07:49 +0000
BlackJackal wrote:

This is what I have so far

   import javax.swing.*;
   import java.awt.*;
   import java.awt.event.*;
    public class JBlueGray extends JApplet implements ActionListener
      String fname = "Robert";
      String lname = "McDougal";
      JButton pushme = new JButton("Click Me!");
      Font littlefont = new Font("Helvetica", Font.PLAIN, 12);
      Font bigfont = new Font("Helvetica", Font.PLAIN, 22);
      int x = 20, y = 50, width, count = 0, height;

       public void init()
         Container con = getContentPane();
         con.setLayout(new FlowLayout());

       public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e)
         Object source = e.getSource();
         if (source == pushme) {
            Graphics gr = getGraphics();
            if (count == 1) {

               width = gr.getFontMetrics().stringWidth(fname);
               height = gr.getFontMetrics().getHeight();
               gr.drawString(fname, x, y);
               gr.drawString(lname, x + (2 + width), y);
            else if(count == 2) {
               width += gr.getFontMetrics().stringWidth(lname);
               gr.fillRect(x, y, width + 4, height);
               gr.drawString(fname, x, y);
gr.getFontMetrics().stringWidth(fname) + 2, y);


Does the homework specify that you use Graphics drawing methods?

Surely it would be much simpler to use JComponents, and alter their visibility
and attributes.

Nigel Wade, System Administrator, Space Plasma Physics Group,
            University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK
E-mail :
Phone : +44 (0)116 2523548, Fax : +44 (0)116 2523555

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