I've been googling and going round in circles, simply put: when the button is clicked i want an image of a card to appear.

class Actions extends JFrame implements ActionListener
    JTextArea textarea = new JTextArea(2,25);
    JButton twist = new JButton("Twist");
    JButton bust = new JButton("Bust");
    public Actions()
        super("Twist or bust!"); //text in title bar
        setSize(300,200); //size of window
        setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE); //when window closed close app
        setVisible(true); //make window appear
        Container content = getContentPane(); //main content area for window
        content.setBackground(Color.BLACK); //colour of area
        FlowLayout flowManager = new FlowLayout();
      /*       CODE FOUND ON SUN SITE //Create a button, attach a listener and put the button in a visible spot
      JButton clicker = new JButton("Press me to execute ActionPerformed");
      clicker.addActionListener(new ActionListener() {
         public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e)
            //change appearance for a thingie that is in a visible spot
            labelInContainerDisplayingImageWhenActionPerformedExecutes.setIcon(new ImageIcon(getClass().getResource("anImage.jpg")));
      getContentPane().add(clicker, BorderLayout.SOUTH);
        twist.addActionListener(new ActionListener()
            public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e)
        getContentPane().add(twist, BorderLayout.SOUTH);
    public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
            Actions.setIcon(new ImageIcon(getClass().getResource("nufc.gif")));
   /* public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) 
        String str="Damn!";
        if(event.getSource()==bust) str+="You lost";
        Image pic = Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getImage("nufc.gif");
            if(pic != null) painter.drawImage(pic,15,5,this); 
// someother coding i found in google

I've got a book which tells how to show an image, how to play music when a button is clicked but not how to do an image when a button is clicked. help appriciated :)

and once thats sorted, then display an image randomly choosen from a deck of cards, which means each card has a value, then the values added and that decides if you get another go or you lose.. what i'm trying in C http://www.daniweb.com/techtalkforums/thread72970.html

but i want to add graphics to it, rather than just the command prompt.

so did that make any sense?

Best to take it one step at a time. Create your class for your cards. I.e. consider what methods you are going to need etc.

Then when you've got that locked down move to the GUI.

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