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Hi, I'm writing a small desktop program that will be used to help 3rd grader practice his addition, subtraction, etc . Can you help me with how to make it executable by simply clicking on a desktop icon that represents a shortcut to start up the program? (one other option I'm considering is to make it a javaapplet and place a shortcut to the html page - I know that will work fine; but I'd like to know the other way also please.) Thank You.
Oh my goodness. This has been covered SOOO many times. You can create a batch file that launches the application or you can place a shortcut to a JAR file which will launch the application via the MANIFEST. If you want to spend a lot of $$$$$ you can buy a program that converts JAVA to a binary EXE. See this link for JAR files. (prefered method) http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/jar/index.html