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Core Java™ 2 Volume II - Advanced Features, Seventh Edition by Gary Cornell, Cay S. Horstmann

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Chapter 7. Advanced AWT

You can use the methods of the Graphics class to create simple drawings. Those methods are sufficient for simple applets and applications, but they fall short when you create complex shapes or when you require complete control over the appearance of the graphics. The Java 2D API is a more sophisticated class library that you can use to produce high-quality drawings. In this chapter, we give you an overview of that API.

We then turn to the topic of printing and show how you can implement printing capabilities into your ...

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