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making an application as as .exe

sreedhar meda

Joined: Dec 09, 2000
Posts: 7
we had many applications which are stand-alone using java,swing.
we need to make them as .exe. is it possible? if so, give the
neccessary classes and methods to do the above.
with warm regards,
sreedhar m
eric moon
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Joined: Nov 26, 2000
Posts: 133
there is a company called Jove that makes a program that will turn your .jar file into an excecutable. It works surprisingly well, although the resulting code is no faster than java.

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Jahanzeb Sayal

Joined: Mar 02, 2001
Posts: 21
You can also take advantage of executable jars introduced in Java2. You can refer to tech tips archive on & refer to tip regarding executable jars.
I hope it work & also it is platform independent.
Other ways to convert a file into .exe is to download various utilities from but i cant say anything regarding performance.

I agree. Here's the link:
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