Even though I am just beginning in Java I would like to know how to convert a java application to a program that can be run just by clicking on it from the computer's desktop??? otherwise, i don't like the idea of running applications from the JRE or from an IDE. thanks, thomas
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Create a .bat file (or it's equivalent) then you can set the classpath to what you want etc. This is a .bat file that sets the path to the jre that was bundled with this application, and sets the classpath, invokes the app and brings in a properties file. The actual call to the app is bolded. RunAPP.bat