It is important to understand the order in which the various methods shown in the skeleton are executed. When an applet begins, the following methods are called in this sequence:
1. init( )
2. start( )
3. paint( )
When an applet is terminated, the following sequence of method calls takes place:
1. stop( )
2. destroy( )
Let’s look more closely at these methods.
The init( ) method is the first method to be called. In init( ) your applet will initialize variables and perform any other startup activities.
The start( ) method is called after init( ). It is also called to restart an applet after it has been stopped, such as when the user returns to a previously displayed Web page that contains an applet. Thus, ...