> I'm interested in displaying custom messages in one of the corners of a VisAD
> display. I have determined several ways to do this, but I'm wondering what
> the most efficient way is.
> In particular, it would be nice to be able to update the message without
> triggering a TRANSFORM_DONE event, since my messages will change when
> TRANSFORM_DONE events are received. Of course, I could work around this with
> boolean flags, but would prefer a cleaner approach if one exists.
> One way I've found to display custom messages near the "Please wait . . ."
> indicator is to use (abuse?) the exception printing facility. Source code is
> Anyone know of a better/faster/shorter/cleaner way to do this?
Your way looks pretty good, so if it works I'd go with it.
Another way may be to use the J3DGraphics2D that you get
from a call to the getGraphics2D() method of the VisADCanvasJ3D.