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Using JPanel as a canvas
import java.awt.Color;
import java.awt.Graphics;
import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JPanel;
public class OvalPanelCanvas extends JPanel {
  public OvalPanelCanvas() {
  public void paintComponent(Graphics g) {
    int width = getWidth();
    int height = getHeight();
    g.drawOval(0, 0, width, height);
  public static void main(String args[]) {
    JFrame frame = new JFrame("Oval Sample");
    frame.add(new OvalPanelCanvas());
    frame.setSize(300, 200);

14.45.1.Using JPanel as a containerUsing JPanel as a container
14.45.2.Using JPanel as a canvasUsing JPanel as a canvas
14.45.3.Subclass JPanelSubclass JPanel
14.45.4.Customizing JPanel Look and Feel
14.45.5.A basic panel that displays a small up or down arrow.
14.45.6.A panel that allows the user to select a date.
14.45.7.A JPanel with a textured background.
14.45.8.Gradient Panel