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Offline Winterlord

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« Posted 2005-12-09 20:57:02 »

Hello.

I've been trying to load an image to a static final variable and use it from another class, but I couldn't find a way to do it.
I'm quite new to loading images in Java and displaying them..
I have used this method to load an image, but it can't be used in static context..

Image im = new ImageIcon(getClass().getResource("resourcename.bmp")).getImage();

any help would be greatly appreciated..
Offline Ask_Hjorth_Larsen

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2005-12-09 22:10:50 »

That's because getClass() isn't a static method. You should write "something.getClass().getResource(...)"
Offline tom
« Reply #2 - Posted 2005-12-09 22:43:52 »

Thread.currentThread().getClass().getResource(...) is often used.

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2005-12-09 23:23:48 »

Thread.currentThread().getClass().getResource(...) is often used.

That probably won't get you the classloader you want if your code is spread across different JARs. A much better way to handle statics is to do:

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ClassName.class.getResource(...);


Where "ClassName" is the name of the current class.

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2005-12-12 09:58:48 »

Yet another alternative:

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Thread.currentThread().getContextClassLoader().getResource()


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