JPanel Background problem....

TheBigPJ <>
Sat, 2 Feb 2008 05:47:41 -0800 (PST)
My code compiles fine, however it doesn't do as its told to put it

I'm attempting to set the "JPanel Pork" to be yellow initially. Then
change it via JButtons later.

What am I doing wrong? It wont initially set to yellow.

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

public class Initial_Displaying extends JFrame
    private The_Meat Pork;

    public Initial_Displaying()
           Pork = new The_Meat();

        public void initComponents() throws Exception {

        Pork.setBackground(Color.yellow); // It doesnt set it to
yellow :(

        JPanel content = new JPanel();
        content.setLayout(new BorderLayout(5, 5));
        content.add(Pork, BorderLayout.WEST);

        setTitle("Initial Displaying");
        setLocationRelativeTo(null); // Center window.

    static public void main(String[] args) { // Main
entry point
        try {
         Initial_Displaying Test = new Initial_Displaying();
    catch (Exception e) {

import java.awt.*;
import javax.swing.*;
import java.awt.Graphics;
import java.awt.Graphics2D;

public class The_Meat extends JPanel
    private Color BackGroundColour;

    public The_Meat()
        setPreferredSize(new Dimension(250,250));

    public void paintComponent(Graphics g){
        paintComponent((Graphics2D) g);

    public void paintComponent(Graphics2D g){


        g.setFont(new Font("Courier New", Font.PLAIN, 24));


        //g.drawLine( Needs to show that the second square is actually


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