Java Platform 1.2

Class Canvas


public class Canvas
extends Component

A Canvas component represents a blank rectangular area of the screen onto which the application can draw or from which the application can trap input events from the user.

An application must subclass the Canvas class in order to get useful functionality such as creating a custom component. The paint method must be overridden in order to perform custom graphics on the canvas.

See Also:
Serialized Form

Fields inherited from class java.awt.Component
Constructor Summary
          Constructs a new Canvas.
Canvas(GraphicsConfiguration config)
          Constructs a new Canvas given a GraphicsConfiguration object.
Method Summary
 void addNotify()
          Creates the peer of the canvas.
 void paint(Graphics g)
          This method is called to repaint this canvas.
Methods inherited from class java.awt.Component
action, add, addComponentListener, addFocusListener, addInputMethodListener, addKeyListener, addMouseListener, addMouseMotionListener, addPropertyChangeListener, addPropertyChangeListener, bounds, checkImage, checkImage, coalesceEvents, contains, contains, createImage, createImage, deliverEvent, disable, disableEvents, dispatchEvent, doLayout, enable, enable, enableEvents, enableInputMethods, firePropertyChange, getAlignmentX, getAlignmentY, getBackground, getBounds, getBounds, getColorModel, getComponentAt, getComponentAt, getComponentOrientation, getCursor, getDropTarget, getFont, getFontMetrics, getForeground, getGraphics, getHeight, getInputContext, getInputMethodRequests, getLocale, getLocation, getLocation, getLocationOnScreen, getMaximumSize, getMinimumSize, getName, getParent, getPeer, getPreferredSize, getSize, getSize, getToolkit, getTreeLock, getWidth, getX, getY, gotFocus, handleEvent, hasFocus, hide, imageUpdate, inside, invalidate, isDisplayable, isDoubleBuffered, isEnabled, isFocusTraversable, isLightweight, isOpaque, isShowing, isValid, isVisible, keyDown, keyUp, layout, list, list, list, list, list, locate, location, lostFocus, minimumSize, mouseDown, mouseDrag, mouseEnter, mouseExit, mouseMove, mouseUp, move, nextFocus, paintAll, paramString, postEvent, preferredSize, prepareImage, prepareImage, print, printAll, processComponentEvent, processEvent, processFocusEvent, processInputMethodEvent, processKeyEvent, processMouseEvent, processMouseMotionEvent, remove, removeComponentListener, removeFocusListener, removeInputMethodListener, removeKeyListener, removeMouseListener, removeMouseMotionListener, removeNotify, removePropertyChangeListener, removePropertyChangeListener, repaint, repaint, repaint, repaint, requestFocus, reshape, resize, resize, setBackground, setBounds, setBounds, setComponentOrientation, setCursor, setDropTarget, setEnabled, setFont, setForeground, setLocale, setLocation, setLocation, setName, setSize, setSize, setVisible, show, show, size, toString, transferFocus, update, validate
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public Canvas()
Constructs a new Canvas.


public Canvas(GraphicsConfiguration config)
Constructs a new Canvas given a GraphicsConfiguration object.
config - a reference to a GraphicsConfiguration object.
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Method Detail


public void addNotify()
Creates the peer of the canvas. This peer allows you to change the user interface of the canvas without changing its functionality.
addNotify in class Component
See Also:
Toolkit.createCanvas(java.awt.Canvas), Component.getToolkit()


public void paint(Graphics g)
This method is called to repaint this canvas. Most applications that subclass Canvas should override this method in order to perform some useful operation.

The paint method provided by Canvas redraws this canvas's rectangle in the background color.

The graphics context's origin (0, 0) is the top-left corner of this canvas. Its clipping region is the area of the context.

g - the graphics context.
paint in class Component
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Java Platform 1.2

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