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? Thanks Paul
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.