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Hey guys, I am very new to Java and I am trying to create a simple GUI and make the background a picture, I've tried to google and look on this site for the answer and also tried to implement the solutions and I simply cannot get anything to work.

I should also note that the picture I want to use is in my package "assignment3" location, and the image file name is GUIback.jpg

Here is my code:

package assignment3;


import java.awt.*; // Font, Color
import java.awt.event.*; // ActionEvent, ActionListener
import java.sql.SQLException;
import javax.swing.*; // JFrame, JPanel, JLabel, JButton


//class
public class Interface extends JFrame {
    private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;


    //global variables
    //Member account = new Member();
    JPanel panel;
    JLabel label;
    JButton addEventButton;
    JButton updateEventButton;
    JButton deleteEventButton;
    JButton addMemberButton;
    JButton updateMemberButton;
    JButton deleteMemberButton;
    JButton exitButton;
    JButton searchButton;
    JTextArea statusTextArea;
    JPanel buttonPanel;
    JScrollPane statusPanel;
    JPanel c;
    JTextField textButton;
    Image Image1;

    public Interface() {
        super("User Interface");

        //settings for panel that holds the buttons
        panel = new JPanel();
        panel.setSize(getSize());
        panel.setLocation(0, 0);
        panel.setLayout(null);
        //panel.setBackground(Color.WHITE);

        //settings for event label
        label = new JLabel("Event");
        label.setSize(200, 50);
        label.setLocation(50, 10);
        label.setFont(new Font("SansSerif", Font.BOLD, 20));
        panel.add(label);

        //setting for member label
        label = new JLabel("Member");
        label.setSize(200,50);
        label.setLocation(260, 10);
        label.setFont(new Font("SansSerif", Font.BOLD, 20));
        panel.add(label);

        //settings for Add Event
        addEventButton = new JButton("Add");
        addEventButton.setSize(120, 60);
        addEventButton.setLocation(20, 70);
        panel.add(addEventButton);

        //settings for Update Event
        updateEventButton = new JButton("Update");
        updateEventButton.setSize(120, 60);
        updateEventButton.setLocation(20, 160);
        panel.add(updateEventButton);

        //settings for Delete Event
        deleteEventButton = new JButton("Delete");
        deleteEventButton.setSize(120, 60);
        deleteEventButton.setLocation(20, 250);
        panel.add(deleteEventButton);

        //settings for Add Member
        addMemberButton = new JButton("Add");
        addMemberButton.setSize(120, 60);
        addMemberButton.setLocation(240, 70);
        panel.add(addMemberButton);

        //settings for Update Member
        updateMemberButton = new JButton("Update");
        updateMemberButton.setSize(120, 60);
        updateMemberButton.setLocation(240, 160);
        panel.add(updateMemberButton);

        //settings for Delete Member
        deleteMemberButton = new JButton("Delete");
        deleteMemberButton.setSize(120, 60);
        deleteMemberButton.setLocation(240, 250);
        panel.add(deleteMemberButton);
        //settings for exit button
        exitButton = new JButton("Exit");
        exitButton.setSize(80, 30);
        exitButton.setLocation(150, 400);
        panel.add(exitButton);

        //settings for search button
        textButton = new JTextField("   Search");
        textButton.setSize(80,30);
        textButton.setLocation(150, 345);
        panel.add(textButton);

        //settings for window
        setSize(380, 450);
        setDefaultCloseOperation(EXIT_ON_CLOSE);
        setResizable(false);
        add(panel);
        setVisible(true);

            exitButton.addActionListener(new ActionListener() {
            public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
                System.out.println("EXIT");
                System.exit(0);
            }
        });
    }
}

Edited by mike_2000_17: Fixed formatting

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Last Post by JamesCherrill
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I want the image to be the background of my GUI. The image is the same size as the window and Jpanel

Edited by HappyCat123: n/a

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where is your image placed/saved

please edit (for future readers) your post and pack your code between code tags (on right side)

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You can create an Image object from your jpeg file, then overide the paintComponent method for your JPanel and draw your Image into it. It's a standard technique, so you'll have no problems Googling for details.

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I will do that, but my image is located in Eclipse in the same package as my "interface" class.

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You can create an Image object from your jpeg file, then overide the paintComponent method for your JPanel and draw your Image into it. It's a standard technique, so you'll have no problems Googling for details.

After reading this it makes sense logically, but when I actually try to code it i'm lost... I tried googling it, can someone give me a link or sample code or something? I am literally a noob when it comes to Java.

I appreciate your guys help I'm sure it must be frustrating.

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