I have completed my applet code and it compiles fine - when I try to open it in explorer I get my welcome message but the applet does not fully open - all I get is the little box with the red X in top left corner. Help!
Here is code for both:

Applet:

import java.awt.event.*;
import java.applet.Applet;
import javax.swing.*;
import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.*;

public class JPartyPlanner extends JApplet implements ActionListener
{
JLabel companyName = new JLabel("Give A Hand Event Planning");
Font bigFont = new Font("Teen", Font.BOLD, 30);
JLabel firstLabel = new JLabel ("How many people will be attending?");
JTextField answer = new JTextField(10);
JButton calcButton1 = new JButton("Calculate per person");
JButton calcButton2 = new JButton("Calculate event cost");
JLabel perPersonResult = new JLabel(" ");
JLabel totalResult = new JLabel(" ");
FlowLayout flow = new FlowLayout();
ImageIcon image = new ImageIcon("birthday.jpeg");
private int width, height;
int y = 300;
int x = 300;

public void init()
{
Container con = getContentPane();
con.setLayout(new FlowLayout());
companyName.setFont(bigFont);
con.setBackground(Color.ORANGE);
con.add(companyName);
con.add(firstLabel);
con.add(answer);
con.add(calcButton1);
con.add(calcButton2);
calcButton1.addActionListener(this);
calcButton2.addActionListener(this);
con.add(perPersonResult);
con.add(totalResult);

height = image.getIconHeight();

}

public void paint(Graphics g)

{
super.paint(g);
g.drawString("IT'S PARTY TIME!", x, y);
g.drawImage(image.getImage(), x, y + 20,width, height, this);
}

public void start()
{
perPersonResult.setText("Per person Cost is ");
totalResult.setText("Event cost is ");
repaint();
}

public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e)
{
Object source = e.getSource();

{
String response = answer.getText ();
int[] guestLimit = {0, 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000};
int[] ratePerGuest = {27, 25, 22, 19, 17, 14, 11};
int guests = Integer.parseInt(response);
int individualFee = 0, eventFee = 0;
int x = 0, a = 0;

for(x = 6; x >= 0; --x)
if(guests >= guestLimit[x])
{
individualFee = ratePerGuest[x];
eventFee = guests * individualFee;
x = 0;
}

perPersonResult.setText("Per person cost is $" + individualFee);
totalResult.setText("Event cost is $" + eventFee);


}
}

}


HTML file:

<html>
<applet code ="JPartyPlanner.class" width = 600 height =300>
<PARAM NAME=TEXT VALUE="Welcome">
<P>Welcome!<P>

</applet>
</html>

Any help is gresatly appreciated

seems you need

con.setVisible(true);

I usually work with frames, and after creating and adding controls/layout, you have to use setVisible, but i googled container and it does inherit setVisible from java.awt.component.

Mike

Is there an error message in the browser's Java console?
Please copy and paste it here.
How are you executing the applet? Locally from a disk file or from a server?

Thanks Guys but I figured it out - it was an issue with Vista works fine in 07.