12.7. Drawing Polygons and Polylines

Polygons are closed multisided shapes composed of straight-line segments. Polylines are sequences of connected points. Figure 12.26 discusses methods for drawing polygons and polylines. Note that some methods require a Polygon object (package java.awt). Class Polygon’s constructors are also described in Fig. 12.26. The application of Figs. 12.2712.28 draws polygons and polylines.

Figure 12.26. Graphics methods for polygons and class Polygon methods.
MethodDescription
Graphics methods for drawing polygons
public void drawPolygon( int xPoints[], int yPoints[], int points )
 Draws a polygon. The x-coordinate of each point is specified in the xPoints array, and the y-coordinate of each point in the yPoints array. ...

Get Java™ How to Program, Seventh Edition now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.