The Java applet does not display anything


Does anyone know why my Java applet does not display anything?

This is my first Java applet so I am new to creating one. I researched this problem and haven't found an answer specific to the current problem.

import java.applet.Applet;
import java.awt.Graphics;
import java.awt.Font;
import java.awt.Color;

public class JavaRocksApplet extends Applet
public void paint( Graphics screen )
    Font f = new Font( "TimesRoman", Font.ITALIC, 36 );
    screen.setFont( f );
    Color c = new Color( 40, 80, 120 );
    screen.setColor( c );
    screen.drawString( "Java Rocks!!", 100, 60 );

It doesn't matter whether I use appletviewer in the command module or an html page.

    <applet code = "JavaRocksApplet.class" width = 400 height = 200> </applet>

There are no errors when compiling the Java program, so I am a little bit confused about why it doesn't work.

Also, I am using a MacBook Pro running OSX 10.8.2 Mountain Lion with Java SE 6

Both the applet and the HTML page appear correct, so its likely the problem is a result of a misconfiguration on either the server end, or the status of the Java plugin for your browser. I'd need to know more about your situation to completely diagnose it. [I tested this in Google Chrome using the plugin, and it worked as expected]

On the server end, make sure you have the class file and the HTML file deployed to the same location on the server (or a local directory if you are loading it that way)

In addition, it is possible that the browser you are using either does not have Java installed or has an incompatible version of Java. This is the next thing I would check. Common problems include compiling the applet with against the 1.7 API, but trying to load it into a browser with an older Java plugin.