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Open a file on the desktop

Tiju Thomas
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Joined: May 25, 2008
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I have used the com.lowagie API to create a .pdf file in the workspace. How can I open it up in the acrobat reader and show to the user who is inside a swing application?
Maneesh Godbole
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If you are using JDK6, check out the Desktop class. It has a convenient method called open(File file)


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Tiju Thomas
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Unfortunately, my client requires the project to be run on 5.0. Any other go?
Maneesh Godbole
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If you are on Windows, you can use
Tiju Thomas
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Joined: May 25, 2008
Posts: 22
Thanks much Maneesh, I could open the file using the above code.

I have seen the same code somewhere else but was not sure if this was the right way of openning a file through swing.

Anyways, thanks for the help.
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
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