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.jar and importing basics

pandu chinnu

Joined: Nov 21, 2006
Posts: 16

I have been creating new projects and have created simple java programs in eclipse. Now I wanted to import an external .jar(.zip) file. I created a new project and right clicked > import > Archive file >Browse > select archive file and press finish. This imports the .jar file. However the .jar file is imported under the project name and i can't see any .java or .class files.

When I try and run,,,,,,it dosen't execute.

Can somebody give me the basics of jar file and how to execute it in eclipse?

Thanks in advance
Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 44553
Have you worked this out? It seems a long time since you posted. I haven't been able to go onto the Ranch website for a few weeks; have been too busy.

If I remember correctly in Eclipse,
  • Look in the left-hand pane called "package"
  • Right-click the name of the project you are interested in
  • Click "properties," usually at the bottom of the list.
  • Click "Java build path"
  • Click the "libraries" tab.
  • Click "add external jars"
  • Using the "browse" option (or otherwise) find the .jar you need.
  • Highlight the .jar you want, click OK
  • OK again
  • All done
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