Canvas for Drawing (Java AWT)

A Canvas in Java (specifically AWT class) is a black rectangular / rectangle area where the application itself can draw or trap an input events from the user. The canvas inherits Component class.

AWT Canvas Syntax

public class Canvas extends Component implements Accessible  

No more chit-chatting, here’s an example of what you can do in AWT Canvas :

//1st import
  import java.awt.*;

 //2nd creates the method

 import javax.swing.JFrame;
public class CanvasExmpl extends JFrame
public CanvasExmpl()
JFrame f= new JFrame(“Canvas Example”);
f.add(new MyCanvas());
f.setSize(300, 300);


//3rd call and run it!     

public static void main(String args[]) {
new CanvasExmpl();
class MyCanvases extends Canvas
public MyCanvases() {
setBackground (Color.BLACK);
setSize(300, 200);
public void paint(Graphics g)
g.fillOval(75, 75, 150, 75);


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Rafif Santika

The programming language that I specialize in is Java, because I think Java programming language is more universal and of course because I like it regardless of any reason.

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