Java Swing GUI

How to Set Background Image in Java Swing

In this tutorial, we are going to see how to set background image in Java Swing. In the following example we have used this image, you can upload it to your project.

How to Set Background Image in Java Swing


import javax.swing.*;
import java.awt.*;

public class ImageBackground 
  public static void main(String args[]) 
    JFrame frame = new JFrame("Display an image in the background");
    final ImageIcon icon = new ImageIcon("background.png");
    JTextArea text = new JTextArea() 
      Image img = icon.getImage();
      // instance initializer
      public void paintComponent(Graphics graphics) 
        graphics.drawImage(img, 0, 0, this);
    JScrollPane pane = new JScrollPane(text);
    Container content = frame.getContentPane();
    content.add(pane, BorderLayout.CENTER);
    frame.setSize(400, 300);


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