Module java.desktop
Package java.applet

Class Applet

All Implemented Interfaces:
ImageObserver, MenuContainer, Serializable, Accessible
Direct Known Subclasses:
JApplet

@Deprecated(since="9", forRemoval=true) public class Applet extends Panel
Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
The Applet API is deprecated, no replacement.
An applet is a small program that is intended not to be run on its own, but rather to be embedded inside another application.

The Applet class must be the superclass of any applet that is to be embedded in a Web page or viewed by the Java Applet Viewer. The Applet class provides a standard interface between applets and their environment.

Since:
1.0
See Also:
Serialized Form
  • Constructor Details

    • Applet

      public Applet() throws HeadlessException
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Constructs a new Applet.

      Note: Many methods in java.applet.Applet may be invoked by the applet only after the applet is fully constructed; applet should avoid calling methods in java.applet.Applet in the constructor.

      Throws:
      HeadlessException - if GraphicsEnvironment.isHeadless() returns true
      Since:
      1.4
      See Also:
      GraphicsEnvironment.isHeadless()
  • Method Details

    • setStub

      public final void setStub(AppletStub stub)
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Sets this applet's stub. This is done automatically by the system.

      If there is a security manager, its checkPermission method is called with the AWTPermission("setAppletStub") permission if a stub has already been set.

      Parameters:
      stub - the new stub
      Throws:
      SecurityException - if the caller cannot set the stub
    • isActive

      public boolean isActive()
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Determines if this applet is active. An applet is marked active just before its start method is called. It becomes inactive just before its stop method is called.
      Returns:
      true if the applet is active; false otherwise
      See Also:
      start(), stop()
    • getDocumentBase

      public URL getDocumentBase()
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Gets the URL of the document in which this applet is embedded. For example, suppose an applet is contained within the document:
          http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/index.html
       
      The document base is:
          http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/index.html
       
      Returns:
      the URL of the document that contains this applet
      See Also:
      getCodeBase()
    • getCodeBase

      public URL getCodeBase()
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Gets the base URL. This is the URL of the directory which contains this applet.
      Returns:
      the base URL of the directory which contains this applet
      See Also:
      getDocumentBase()
    • getParameter

      public String getParameter(String name)
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Returns the value of the named parameter in the HTML tag. For example, if this applet is specified as
       <applet code="Clock" width=50 height=50>
       <param name=Color value="blue">
       </applet>
       

      then a call to getParameter("Color") returns the value "blue".

      The name argument is case insensitive.

      Parameters:
      name - a parameter name
      Returns:
      the value of the named parameter, or null if not set
    • getAppletContext

      public AppletContext getAppletContext()
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Determines this applet's context, which allows the applet to query and affect the environment in which it runs.

      This environment of an applet represents the document that contains the applet.

      Returns:
      the applet's context
    • resize

      public void resize(int width, int height)
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Requests that this applet be resized.
      Overrides:
      resize in class Component
      Parameters:
      width - the new requested width for the applet
      height - the new requested height for the applet
    • resize

      public void resize(Dimension d)
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Requests that this applet be resized.
      Overrides:
      resize in class Component
      Parameters:
      d - an object giving the new width and height
    • isValidateRoot

      public boolean isValidateRoot()
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Indicates if this container is a validate root.

      Applet objects are the validate roots, and, therefore, they override this method to return true.

      Overrides:
      isValidateRoot in class Container
      Returns:
      true
      Since:
      1.7
      See Also:
      Container.isValidateRoot()
    • showStatus

      public void showStatus(String msg)
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Requests that the argument string be displayed in the "status window". Many browsers and applet viewers provide such a window, where the application can inform users of its current state.
      Parameters:
      msg - a string to display in the status window
    • getImage

      public Image getImage(URL url)
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Returns an Image object that can then be painted on the screen. The url that is passed as an argument must specify an absolute URL.

      This method always returns immediately, whether or not the image exists. When this applet attempts to draw the image on the screen, the data will be loaded. The graphics primitives that draw the image will incrementally paint on the screen.

      Parameters:
      url - an absolute URL giving the location of the image
      Returns:
      the image at the specified URL
      See Also:
      Image
    • getImage

      public Image getImage(URL url, String name)
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Returns an Image object that can then be painted on the screen. The url argument must specify an absolute URL. The name argument is a specifier that is relative to the url argument.

      This method always returns immediately, whether or not the image exists. When this applet attempts to draw the image on the screen, the data will be loaded. The graphics primitives that draw the image will incrementally paint on the screen.

      Parameters:
      url - an absolute URL giving the base location of the image
      name - the location of the image, relative to the url argument
      Returns:
      the image at the specified URL
      See Also:
      Image
    • newAudioClip

      public static final AudioClip newAudioClip(URL url)
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Get an audio clip from the given URL.
      Parameters:
      url - points to the audio clip
      Returns:
      the audio clip at the specified URL
      Since:
      1.2
    • getAudioClip

      public AudioClip getAudioClip(URL url)
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Returns the AudioClip object specified by the URL argument.

      This method always returns immediately, whether or not the audio clip exists. When this applet attempts to play the audio clip, the data will be loaded.

      Parameters:
      url - an absolute URL giving the location of the audio clip
      Returns:
      the audio clip at the specified URL
      See Also:
      AudioClip
    • getAudioClip

      public AudioClip getAudioClip(URL url, String name)
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Returns the AudioClip object specified by the URL and name arguments.

      This method always returns immediately, whether or not the audio clip exists. When this applet attempts to play the audio clip, the data will be loaded.

      Parameters:
      url - an absolute URL giving the base location of the audio clip
      name - the location of the audio clip, relative to the url argument
      Returns:
      the audio clip at the specified URL
      See Also:
      AudioClip
    • getAppletInfo

      public String getAppletInfo()
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Returns information about this applet. An applet should override this method to return a String containing information about the author, version, and copyright of the applet.

      The implementation of this method provided by the Applet class returns null.

      Returns:
      a string containing information about the author, version, and copyright of the applet
    • getLocale

      public Locale getLocale()
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Gets the locale of the applet. It allows the applet to maintain its own locale separated from the locale of the browser or appletviewer.
      Overrides:
      getLocale in class Component
      Returns:
      the locale of the applet; if no locale has been set, the default locale is returned
      Since:
      1.1
      See Also:
      Component.setLocale(java.util.Locale)
    • getParameterInfo

      public String[][] getParameterInfo()
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Returns information about the parameters that are understood by this applet. An applet should override this method to return an array of strings describing these parameters.

      Each element of the array should be a set of three strings containing the name, the type, and a description. For example:

       String pinfo[][] = {
         {"fps",    "1-10",    "frames per second"},
         {"repeat", "boolean", "repeat image loop"},
         {"imgs",   "url",     "images directory"}
       };
       

      The implementation of this method provided by the Applet class returns null.

      Returns:
      an array describing the parameters this applet looks for
    • play

      public void play(URL url)
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Plays the audio clip at the specified absolute URL. Nothing happens if the audio clip cannot be found.
      Parameters:
      url - an absolute URL giving the location of the audio clip
    • play

      public void play(URL url, String name)
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Plays the audio clip given the URL and a specifier that is relative to it. Nothing happens if the audio clip cannot be found.
      Parameters:
      url - an absolute URL giving the base location of the audio clip
      name - the location of the audio clip, relative to the url argument
    • init

      public void init()
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Called by the browser or applet viewer to inform this applet that it has been loaded into the system. It is always called before the first time that the start method is called.

      A subclass of Applet should override this method if it has initialization to perform. For example, an applet with threads would use the init method to create the threads and the destroy method to kill them.

      The implementation of this method provided by the Applet class does nothing.

      See Also:
      destroy(), start(), stop()
    • start

      public void start()
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Called by the browser or applet viewer to inform this applet that it should start its execution. It is called after the init method and each time the applet is revisited in a Web page.

      A subclass of Applet should override this method if it has any operation that it wants to perform each time the Web page containing it is visited. For example, an applet with animation might want to use the start method to resume animation, and the stop method to suspend the animation.

      Note: some methods, such as getLocationOnScreen, can only provide meaningful results if the applet is showing. Because isShowing returns false when the applet's start is first called, methods requiring isShowing to return true should be called from a ComponentListener.

      The implementation of this method provided by the Applet class does nothing.

      See Also:
      destroy(), init(), stop(), Component.isShowing(), ComponentListener.componentShown(ComponentEvent)
    • stop

      public void stop()
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Called by the browser or applet viewer to inform this applet that it should stop its execution. It is called when the Web page that contains this applet has been replaced by another page, and also just before the applet is to be destroyed.

      A subclass of Applet should override this method if it has any operation that it wants to perform each time the Web page containing it is no longer visible. For example, an applet with animation might want to use the start method to resume animation, and the stop method to suspend the animation.

      The implementation of this method provided by the Applet class does nothing.

      See Also:
      destroy(), init()
    • destroy

      public void destroy()
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Called by the browser or applet viewer to inform this applet that it is being reclaimed and that it should destroy any resources that it has allocated. The stop method will always be called before destroy.

      A subclass of Applet should override this method if it has any operation that it wants to perform before it is destroyed. For example, an applet with threads would use the init method to create the threads and the destroy method to kill them.

      The implementation of this method provided by the Applet class does nothing.

      See Also:
      init(), start(), stop()
    • getAccessibleContext

      public AccessibleContext getAccessibleContext()
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Gets the AccessibleContext associated with this Applet. For applets, the AccessibleContext takes the form of an AccessibleApplet. A new AccessibleApplet instance is created if necessary.
      Specified by:
      getAccessibleContext in interface Accessible
      Overrides:
      getAccessibleContext in class Panel
      Returns:
      an AccessibleApplet that serves as the AccessibleContext of this Applet
      Since:
      1.3