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create shortcut to application

 
Nicky Eng
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i want to create a shortcut in the desktop to open an application.

the command way is like this:


there is a way create shortcut with some command but i dont know how..

any one knows ? please...
 
Campbell Ritchie
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I thought you were supposed to do that by creating a .jar file with the location of the main method quoted in the manifest file. In the bit about "deployment" in the Java Tutorial, look for the bit about setting an entry point.

Not that I have ever got it to work. I tend to take the easy way out (Eclipse).
 
Michael Dunn
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if you just want a shortcut to run the Application.class file from the desktop:

R/Click Desktop
Select New -> Shortcut
Command Line =
C:\WINDOWS\javaw.exe -classpath "C:\" Application
Select name Application (?)
finish

shortcut now on desktop
single (or double) click the shortcut

if it doesn't work (sometimes working off C:\ is funny)
r/click the shortcut
properties
change
C:\WINDOWS\javaw.exe -classpath "C:\" Application to
C:\WINDOWS\javaw.exe -classpath "C:\ " Application

extra 'space' after C:\
 
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