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Offline StonePickaxes

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« Posted 2011-12-07 14:52:39 »

I am trying to use a star image in a program, but I can't figure out how to import it into my project so I can just say "star.jpg" instead of a whole long file name (which doesn't even work sometimes).

How can I do this?

Here's my source line -
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ImageIcon ii = new ImageIcon(this.getClass().getResource("star.jpg"));

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Offline sproingie

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2011-12-07 18:19:26 »

That should work if star.jpg is somewhere in your classpath.  "images/star.jpg" will work if the images/ dir is in your classpath, and so on.

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2011-12-07 18:37:10 »

If you are using an IDE like Eclipse or Netbeans, your "src" folder is the root so any paths beginning with a forward slash (or backslash on windows) will start from there. Relative paths will be relative to the Class that you are using.

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