[java] java.lang.IllegalStateException: Component must have a valid peer,
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Posted 04 August 2004 - 07:31 AM
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Posted 04 August 2004 - 08:35 AM
Hmmm.... I had that same problem a couple times...
The problem is when you call getBufferStrategy, the first call eventually trickles down to the Component's createBuffers function. Now, that function, must call the Component's peer member's function of the same name, which of course cannot be done if the peer is null. The question is then, when does the peer get set? Well, that happens, according to the documentation:
The peer is set when the Component is added to a container that
also is a peer.
Well, then, I guess what that means is that if you want to get the buffer strategy of a window, then you can't do it until you call the window.setVisible(true), or the show function, because if I am not mistaken, that's when the top-level window obtains it's "peer".
In other words, for instance, this code:
JFrame frame = new JFrame("Test Frame");
BufferStrategy strat = frame.getBufferStrategy();
would produce exactly the exception you are seeing.
PS: Of course, I am no expert on Java, so I might be wrong. :)