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Visual J++ 6.0 Standard can it use Java 2


Joined: Mar 24, 2001
Posts: 4
I was wondering if there is a way to use Java2 packages in Visuall J++ 6.0 Standard addition. I would appricate your thoughts. Thanks,
The Boss
John Bateman
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Joined: Mar 09, 2000
Posts: 320
My only thoughts would be.. why? Since Microsoft has officialy dropped any support for Java, why not move to a better more flexible environment that could do what you've requested.
Some free ones are:
Netbeans or Forte (at
or even
Jbuilder or Visual Cafe...
My fav is Jbuilder but I'm learning to like Forte also.
Hope this helps.

SOURCE CODE should be SURROUNDED by "code" tags.
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Cindy Glass
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P.S. It is J++ that MicroSoft has stopped supporting, they have not YET totally committed to giving up Java completely.
But I agree. Get a better IDE.
Graeme Brown
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Joined: Oct 13, 2000
Posts: 193
As part of the agreement between Sun and Microsoft, Microsoft are not allowed to ship products with versions of Java after 1.1.4
Patrick Lentz

Joined: Oct 04, 2000
Posts: 23
Microsoft Visual J++ is a Java IDE for editing, compiling,
and debugging Java source code. It also provides GUI editing tools
that generate code for you you.
Visual J++ added some extensions to the pure Java language that
you can easily disable.
The latest version of Visual J++ is 6.0. It supports JDK 1.1.�
In order to use JDK 1.2, JDK 1.3, or beyond you must follow the
procedure below:
Modify the CLASSPATH in the registry. Run RegEdit.exe and locate
the following key:
and modify the CLASSPATH string to include the rt.jar file from
you JDK distribution. For example:
c:\Program Files\JavaSoft\JRE\1.3\lib\rt.jar
needs to be added to the end of the CLASSPATH string, and don't
forget the semi-colon separating each entry in the string. Also
note the "." at the end of the CLASSPATH string.
Terry Stehle

Joined: Mar 24, 2001
Posts: 24
I want to thank everybody for there help, and special thanks to Patrick Lentz.
Sincerally, Terry Stehle
use to be Bosman.
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