What Time is it?

Here are some leftover tips from a textbook project I did recently. The format() function is a static one from the String class. It helps your output look good. Call it like this: String.format(...).

You can hide controls in an applet by using the setVisible function, passing in the parameter false. Here is something weird though. Hidden controls are removed from the user interface layout. There is no reserved space on the screen where the hidden control is supposed to be. The output looks as if the control was never there. Other controls will be placed over top of the region where the hidden control belongs.