Asked  6 Months ago    Answers:  4   Viewed   21 times

And how can I write one?

From comments to my reply, this followed:

"What we had in the old days - An Applet and Application - is not available anymore."

And a rebuttal:

Rubbish. It [An Applet and Application] is called an hybrid, and is alive and well. Ask on a separate question if you would like clarification.

I would like to ask what this Java Hybrid is?

I have searched but for some reason can't find any useful information for something that is "alive and well". The keywords I used maybe slightly off so that could be a reason.



A hybrid applet/application simply abstracts the initialization of two top-level containers, JFrame and JApplet. Examples are seen here, here and here.

Addendum: How does that work?

  • The first example exposes a factory method, createGUI(), and it adds the returned panel to the extant top-level container.
  • The second provides a static initContainer() method, passing the enclosing top-level container as a parameter.
  • The third creates a class Hybrid that has a static fireup() method and a WindowListener for error reporting.
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
answered 6 Months ago

In my opinion Java Applets have been dead for years. I wrote some in the late 90s - a Tetris game during an internship to demonstrate on a 40MHz ARM Acorn Set Top Box for example. Of course I bet there are some casual game sites that have tonnes of them still, and thus it will remain supported, but active development will/has dropped off.

Java Web Start is a handy technology in my opinion. That will still work with JavaFX, it's just another library for that system.

JavaFX will give Java opportunities beyond technical tools (like SQL Developer), in-house business applications and server applications (where it excels). I think it's one of those libraries that is worth learning for any Java developer, if they can get the time. There's no arguing that user interface libraries for Java have been sorely lacking, or overly complex, for many a year.

However there's a lot of competition out there, and it is very new (which means the development tool support is very raw, compared to Flash and Silverlight). Also people don't like downloading massive runtime environments, although broadband makes it less painful than 5 years ago for many!

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
answered 4 Months ago

Try something along the lines of:

public void callFromJavaScript(final String param) {
    AccessController.doPrivileged( new PrivilegedAction<Void>() {
        public Void run() {
            // call code to make the connection..
            return null;
Friday, August 27, 2021
answered 3 Months ago

It should work by overriding the paint method like this for each component where you want to have anti-aliasing:

static void activateAntiAliasing(Graphics g) {
    try {
        Graphics2D g2d = (Graphics2D)g;

        // for antialiasing geometric shapes
        g2d.setRenderingHint( RenderingHints.KEY_ANTIALIASING,
                              RenderingHints.VALUE_ANTIALIAS_ON );

        // for antialiasing text
        g2d.setRenderingHint( RenderingHints.KEY_TEXT_ANTIALIASING,
                              RenderingHints.VALUE_TEXT_ANTIALIAS_ON );

        // to go for quality over speed
        g2d.setRenderingHint( RenderingHints.KEY_RENDERING,
                              RenderingHints.VALUE_RENDER_QUALITY );
    catch(ClassCastException ignored) {}

@Override public void paint(final Graphics g) {
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
answered 1 Month ago
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