8 Replies Latest reply: Aug 9, 2012 11:44 PM by DrClap RSS

    Vector Images in Java

    949976
      Hi,


      I want to use vector images in my code.This is because I've used raster images(.png) previously in my code inorder to set the icon for my jlabel.

      When I work in high resolution monitor, the images are not resizing properly.


      So, I want to convert raster images to vector images and then I want to use those images in my jlabel.

      So, pls tell me how to convert raster image to vector image and how to use the vector image in my jlabel.


      Thanks in advance,

      M.Sivapreeya
        • 1. Re: Vector Images in Java
          Show us how you have used Java programming code to attempt this and you might get a response from someone to assist you getting the code to a better form.

          If you do get around to paste your code into a reply, be sure you use
          code tags, just like you learned from reading the OTN forum's FAQ page.
          (link is at the top corner of every forum page)
          • 2. Re: Vector Images in Java
            949976
            I was using like this previously,

            Jlabel jlblText = new JLabel();

            jlblText.setIcon(new ImageIcon(getClass().getResource("/Resources/image.png"));


            And, it worked.


            The same way,I tried for .svg as given below.

            Jlabel jlblText = new JLabel();

            jlblText.setIcon(new ImageIcon(getClass().getResource("/Resources/image.svg"));

            And,it didn't work!
            • 3. Re: Vector Images in Java
              gimbal2
              No, Java has no built in support for SVG files (at least Swing/ImageIO doesn't).
              • 4. Re: Vector Images in Java
                rp0428
                Welcome to the forum!
                >
                I want to use vector images in my code.This is because I've used raster images(.png) previously in my code inorder to set the icon for my jlabel.
                >
                You will need to use a 3rd party library to use SVG. Here is an Oracle Sun Developer article from several years ago - included because it is from Oracle.
                http://java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/GUI/svg/

                There are other more recent offerings on the web. Here is a simple one that illustrates it
                http://plindenbaum.blogspot.com/2009/07/simple-java-based-svg-renderer.html

                Couldn't find a specific example for JLabels.
                • 5. Re: Vector Images in Java
                  gimbal2
                  rp0428 wrote:
                  Couldn't find a specific example for JLabels.
                  Uh, that last link you provided is exactly an example on how to use it with a JLabel :) Mission accomplished dude.
                  • 6. Re: Vector Images in Java
                    949976
                    Hi,



                    Thanks a lot for ur reply.

                    But,I'm a java beginner and I'm unable to get the stuff clearly in the blog that u've suggested.

                    So, pls tell me how to set the .svg image as icon for the jlabel in java without using any 3rd party tool.
                    • 7. Re: Vector Images in Java
                      DrClap
                      Can't be done by a beginner. You will have noticed (or should have noticed) that the person who does know how to do it required several hundred lines of code and a long list of supporting classes. So rejecting that expertise and asking for something simple is rather absurd.
                      • 8. Re: Vector Images in Java
                        rp0428
                        >
                        But,I'm a java beginner and I'm unable to get the stuff clearly in the blog that u've suggested.
                        >
                        Did you download,compile and try the source code and example from the link?

                        Let me guess - NO. Am I right?

                        The best way to learn is to actually do it. You have a link. It has source code. It has an example. Download the source code, compile it and try the example.

                        Don't bother asking for more help if you aren't willing to make an effort yourself.
                        >
                        So, pls tell me how to set the .svg image as icon for the jlabel in java without using any 3rd party tool.
                        >
                        We already gave you the answer to that. As already said above
                        >
                        You will need to use a 3rd party library to use SVG.
                        >
                        You can choose to believe it or not. That is your choice. You ask a question. You got the answer. Deal with reality.