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supressing the dos box

wes blue

Joined: Apr 27, 2002
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Is there a way to supress the dos box when running an window application.
Valentin Crettaz
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Joined: Aug 26, 2001
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try using javaw instead of java.
From java - the Java application launcher

The javaw command is identical to java, except that with javaw there is no associated console window. Use javaw when you don't want a command prompt window to appear. The javaw launcher will, however, display a dialog box with error information if a launch fails for some reason.

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Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
Another approach that you may want to consider, would be to package the application in a jar file that the user could just double-click in order to execute the program. No dos prompt appears.
Take a look at this brief tutorial to learn how to make such a jar file.
Good Luck.

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