how to open a shape file

Mar 8, 2007 at 11:08 AM
hi all,
we are students, developing a project on Map Viewer.
since we are very new to java and this is our first project , can you please send us code to open a shape file from a particular location, when we select an option of"OPEN" from menubar.
we are making this project in java using applet.
regards,
varsha
kanika