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using jar with applets

Francisco Castillo

Joined: Oct 01, 2006
Posts: 3

Does it possible to use jar tool for applets? I've tried to do it in netbeans, but I get next message to run the jar file generated:

Failed to load Main-Class manifest attribute form


Thanks a lot, in advance
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42958
Yes, applets can be delivered as jar files. In fact, that's the most common method in which they are deployed. But applets do not use a class having a "main" method like applications do, so they have no Main-Class attribute in the manifest.

To run the applet you'll need an HTML file that contains an <applet> tag, which is described in detail on this page of the Java Tutorial.

It could be as simple as
Maki Jav
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Joined: May 09, 2002
Posts: 438
Well said Ulf

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Maki Jav

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