My coworker and I are researching the easiest way to accomplish this without having to install a runtime enviroment on the clientside.
He thinks he can do it with labview but will have to install a runtime in an installer. Is there anyway to do something like this in java?
I havent really worked with system anything in java so I am clueless - and it seems from the research I have quickly done this morning that I can minimize an app to system tray but only show an icon? Is there anyway to update a value in the sys tray?
The values are being stored in a database as we have to maintain a history with these values indefinetley. Any ideas or guidence would be super appreciated.
The "system tray" is unique to Windows, and thus can be manipulated only using the Windows API. Therefore, it is not a good candidate for a Java program; however, if you still want to do so, you'll need to write a Java Native Interface (JNI) call for that. Google for Java JNI.
Originally posted by Crystal Bazil: ... without having to install a runtime enviroment on the clientside.
I don't know exactly what you're trying to run where, but to run Java programs on a computer, that computer must have a Java runtime environment (JRE) installed. You cannot run Java programs without a JRE, just like you can't drive a car without an engine.