Read an applet parameters : Applet « Development « Java Tutorial

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

public class Main extends Applet {
  private String name = "";

  public void init() {
    name = getParameter("name");

  public void paint(Graphics g) {
    g.drawString(name, 0, 0);

To enable the web browser to execute the applet create the following html page.

  <title>Parameterized Applet</title>
    <applet code="Main" height="150" width="350">
        <param name="name" value="abc" />

6.28.2.A real applet
6.28.3.Add JButton to JApplet
6.28.4.Access applet parameters
6.28.5.An Swing-based applet skeleton
6.28.6.Swing Applet
6.28.7.A simple Swing-based applet
6.28.8.Mini Appletviewer
6.28.9.Tic Tac Toe game
6.28.10.WeatherWizard JApplet
6.28.11.Change an applet background color
6.28.12.Read an applet parameters
6.28.13.Calling methods of an Applet from JavaScript code
6.28.14.Passing Parameters to Java Applet
6.28.15.Display message in browser status bar
6.28.16.System properties accessible to applets