Can one use images as buttons with AWT in Internet Explorer?

From: Tom Helmond (
Date: 10/10/03

Date: 10 Oct 2003 06:59:05 -0700

For a friedn who needs help:

He is writing an Applet for Internet Explorer using the
Microsoft AWT library. All he is getting so far are
grey buttons. He claims that the AWT library is so old
and so weak that nothing else is possible.

Is this true? He would like to make buttons with images
instead of the grey boxes. Where can he look up the way
to do this?

(He uses AWT because it seems to be the only library
that is available for Internet Explorer)

Thank you in advance for any help.

       Tom Helmond