Can someone point me in the right direction?
I have a java program created in netbeans that has several tabs that contains various text fields, boxes and such. Over top of these I have a jlable that displays a jpg, or other graphic file that is used for a background image. Since the tabs cover the majority of the screen, the graphic files used must be of large size to cover the area. Most graphic programs have a function that has a pattern fill that takes a small image say an 80x80 pixel file and does a pattern fill of an enclosed area. I am looking for the same thing to fill the entire jlable area with this pattern and still allow the information behind it to show thru.
temp_text = "C:\\Photos\\System\\"+FILE_NAME; MAIN_BACKGROUND_IMAGE.setIcon(new ImageIcon(temp_text));
I would like to replace the (temp_text) with a function call to say (PAINT_BACKGROUND(temp_text)) or something simular.
Obviously I am not looking for someone to write the code for me (although that would be glorious), but give suggestions or point me in the right direction on how to build the function call.
thanks in advance..... Mike.