created: 03/07/98; revised: 07/15/02, 08/18/03, 11/02/03, 02/11/06

CHAPTER 36—Applets

This chapter examines Java applets. An applet usually is used as part of a Web page. The applet is responsible for the graphical components and user interaction in a rectangular section of the Web browser's screen. Applets are typically used for user interaction with the Web page.

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These notes discuss the JApplet class that is part of the Swing set of components.


(Thought Question: ) Is an applet a Java application?