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Paul Keohan
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Joined: Mar 15, 2000
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I've no doubt that a form of this question has been asked many times but I've been unable to find a satisfactory answer. How do I make an exe file from my class file so that I can run it from a windows shortcut?
Shriram Shivakumar
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Joined: Jun 20, 2000
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Well, there are more that one way to do this.
  • Creating a script/batch file:

  • You can create a batch file, say <applicationname>.bat . In this batch file you can, if needed, check and/or set up the environvment variables, and invoke your .class file using standard java.exe or jre.exe.
  • Using 3rd party software:

  • If you are using Visual Caf´┐Ż, you can create a .exe file by selecting from Project Option menu. Use SmartJ Java launcher:

    [ February 11, 2002: Message edited by: Shriram Shivakumar ]

    -Shriram Shivakumar
    I agree. Here's the link:
    subject: Executable
    It's not a secret anymore!