Painting in Applet

Applet is a software technology that allows developers to create small programs that can be run within a web browser. If you want to create a painting program in Applet, you can use Java programming language to achieve this.

To get started, you’ll need to set up a development environment for Java. This typically involves installing the Java Development Kit (JDK) on your computer and configuring your IDE (Integrated Development Environment) to work with it.

Once you have your development environment set up, you can start creating your painting applet. Here are the basic steps you would follow:

  1. Create a new Java class for your painting applet.
  2. Add a “paint” method to your class that will be called whenever the applet needs to be redrawn.
  3. Use Java’s Graphics class to draw shapes and colors on the applet’s canvas.
  4. Implement mouse and keyboard event handlers to allow the user to interact with the painting applet.
  5. Compile your Java code into bytecode and create an HTML file that embeds your applet.

Here’s a simple example of a Java applet that allows the user to draw lines on the canvas:

import java.awt.*;
import java.applet.*;

public class PaintingApplet extends Applet {
    int lastX, lastY;

    public void init() {
        lastX = 0;
        lastY = 0;

    public void paint(Graphics g) {
        g.drawLine(lastX, lastY, mouseX, mouseY);

    public boolean mouseDown(Event evt, int x, int y) {
        lastX = x;
        lastY = y;
        return true;

    public boolean mouseDrag(Event evt, int x, int y) {
        Graphics g = getGraphics();
        g.drawLine(lastX, lastY, x, y);
        lastX = x;
        lastY = y;
        return true;

This code creates a simple painting applet that allows the user to draw lines by clicking and dragging the mouse. The init() method initializes the applet’s state, and the paint() method is called whenever the applet needs to be redrawn. The mouseDown() and mouseDrag() methods handle mouse events to allow the user to draw on the canvas.

Once you’ve created your applet, you can embed it in an HTML page using the <applet> tag:

<applet code="PaintingApplet.class" width="400" height="400"></applet>

This code will create an applet that is 400 pixels wide and 400 pixels high, and will load the PaintingApplet class from the PaintingApplet.class file.