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Making swing app as standalone program

mandlar suurla
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How to make it ? So every java app needs to be have installed java. Currently i use this method: make first bath program which starts the java app. Is there any other methods? Should i pack the classes also in jar?
Maneesh Godbole
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Originally posted by mandlar suurla:
Is there any other methods?


Yes it is possible to have a stand alone application in a jar. You must ensure you provide the correct manifest file. This jar is self executing (launches the application on "double click" just like an exe)


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Muhammad Saifuddin
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So every java app needs to be have installed java.


Yes, java code needs jdk (Java development Toolkit) to run.

Currently i use this method: make first bath program which starts the java app.


which method?

Is there any other methods? Should i pack the classes also in jar?


don't know which method you talking about, for the jar question it depends on your application.. like if your creating a simple Swing application so you can make an executable jar to run this application.


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Rob Spoor
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Originally posted by Muhammad Saifuddin:
Yes, java code needs jdk (Java development Toolkit) to run.

No, that would be JRE (Java Runtine Environment). The JDK is only needed if you're a developer.


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Muhammad Saifuddin
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No, that would be JRE (Java Runtine Environment). The JDK is only needed if you're a developer.


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