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Moving GUI images

Posted by Matt Gerrans on November 07, 2001 at 12:25 AM

I wouldn't use a layout for this kind of stuff, since you won't be able to overlap cards and cool stuff like that (imagine a card game in a GridLayout (or worse) -- that would sure look cheesy).

Instead, I would draw all the (visible) cards on the same JFrame. That way they can be moved around, angled, overlapped, graphically shuffled (am I getting carried away?) and all that good stuff. Look at Graphics and Graphics2D.

- mfg

> I am trying to code a "card game" and I am having a difficult time figuring out how to 1. Load an image in the appropriate place in the window. 2. Once it is loaded how can I move it from it's initial position (say the user's "hand") to the final destination ("discard deck"). Would I use the swing layout manager to place the images first and then proceed from there? As for actually moving the images and getting them to another destination I am lost.

  • Aha Zach Keatts November 07, 2001 at 11:07 AM (0)

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