THIS chapter talks about the basics of applets, advantages of applets over applications, how to load applets in a Web page, how to convert applications to applets, and how applets work.
An applet is a special kind of Java program that a browser enabled with Java technology can download from the Internet and run. An applet is typically embedded inside a Web page and runs in the context of the browser. An applet must be a subclass of the
java.applet.Applet class, which provides the standard interface between the applet and the browser environment.
Swing provides a special subclass of Applet, called
javax.swing.JApplet, which should be used for all applets that use Swing components to construct their GUIs.
By calling certain methods, ...