Introduction to applets
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A Java applet
is essentially a small non-standalone application that can be run from a web browser. Put simply, when a user accesses and runs an applet
, the Web browser downloads the applet
code from a Web page to the user's machine and then runs it. Since the applet
is essentially a running program after it is loaded, it can do everything that a standalone Java program can do if it were run from the user's machine.
The key here is that an applet is a non-standalone application, and it is specifically run from a Web browser.