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Making a class executable.

Jon Go

Joined: Jan 25, 2001
Posts: 13
Hi how do you make a class exutable?
Gregg Bolinger
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Joined: Jul 11, 2001
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Do you mean as in HelloWorld.exe? You don't without some expensive software. The ideal way to execute a java class or set of classes is using JAR files. On a Windows system you can execute a JAR file by double clicking on the file. Or you can write a batch file/shell script that executes the JAR file or Class file is you prefer. Here is a link on how to create JAR files. Good luck!!

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Jon Go

Joined: Jan 25, 2001
Posts: 13
How do you go about the shell-script thing that you mentioned, and also how do you add an icon to it so you can click on the desktop and it will execute.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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