Overview of the Java 2D API Concepts
Trail: 2D Graphics

Lesson: Overview of the Java 2D API Concepts

The Java 2D API provides two-dimensional graphics, text, and imaging capabilities for Java programs through extensions to the Abstract Windowing Toolkit (AWT). This comprehensive rendering package supports line art, text, and images in a flexible, full-featured framework for developing richer user interfaces, sophisticated drawing programs, and image editors. Java 2D objects exist on a plane called user coordinate space, or just user space. When objects are rendered on a screen or a printer, user space coordinates are transformed to device space coordinates. The following links are useful to start learning about the Java 2D API:

The Java 2D API provides following capabilities:

These topics are discussed in the following sections:

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