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How to Draw a circle in Java ME

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Created: senthil_k (19 Nov 2007)
Last edited: lpvalente (13 Dec 2013)

This article explains how to draw a circle by using Java ME low-level APIs.

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When working with low-level Graphics, it's possible to draw simple shapes just using the available Graphics methods:

  • drawArc(int x, int y, int width, int height, int startAngle, int arcAngle)
  • drawLine(int x1, int y1, int x2, int y2)
  • drawRect(int x, int y, int width, int height)
  • drawRoundRect(int x, int y, int width, int height, int arcWidth, int arcHeight)

Source code

The following code shows the paint method of a Canvas class which helps to draw a circle in Java ME

protected void paint(Graphics graphics)
graphics.fillRect(0, 0, getWidth(), getHeight());
graphics.drawArc(0, 0, getWidth(), getHeight(), 0, 360);

To draw a filled circle, just replace the drawArc() method with fillArc().


You can download the source code presented in this article here:

Related resources

Low-level APIs on Nokia Developer Java ME Developer's Library

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