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[solved]Adding classes to PATH in windows

Cody Long
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I am using BlueJ to write my Java code for school, and the provided me with a bunch of classes I need to use. To link the packages to BlueJ is easy, but i wanted to know how to add them to my PATH. I tried to just go to the PATH variable in Environment Variables but when i tried to compile a class that used one of the classes that i need to add to the PATH it gave me an error that it could not find the specified classes. I am using XP Pro SP3

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Christophe Verré

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You don't put classes on the PATH, but on the CLASSPATH. Either set the the root package of your classes to the CLASSPATH environment variable, or use the "-classpath" flag on the javac command line.

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Cody Long
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Oh. That makes sense. Thank you.
Vishal Kashyap
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Dear Cody,
please try to put all classes in the same package and the try to add path to this package to your CLASSPATH environment variable in your XP. then after restarting your BlueJ try once again to compile it. I am sure that it will compile.

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Cody Long
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I added the classes to my CLASSPATH and it worked. Thanks all for your help!
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