Ok, so in my AP CompSci class we have to make a final project, and I decided on Connect Four; I mean, who wouldn't? Anyway, I started off making the GUI with a package called BreezySwing, which pretty much sucks....So then I asked my teacher if she would give me Extra Credit if I used Swing, and she said yes. First off, since this is to be in applet form, what changes do I have to make to a normal class that extends JFrame to make it into an applet? And second, which is the more troubling question, since Swing only has text fields, and I need a textField to enter in the column of the move, how do I convert the string extracted by textfield.getText() into a usable int for my methods checkMove(int col) and move(int col)? Thanks for your help...sorry to bother you much more experienced guys in here!