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Stephen O'Connor

Joined: Oct 19, 2010
Posts: 11
hi everybody,

I am trying to create a basic trayicon that launches from my webapp. I going to use swt, jws and jnlp. I hope that this is right?

I have started with this basic tutorial

everything works fine until I get to the final stage of "export the wrapper feature" after exporting I go to my features folder (as instructed in the tutorial) the features folder has the jar files but not the simple jnlp files. I have following the instructions exactly and exported the wrapper several times but still I get the same result.

my question is has anybody tried this tutorial and is it a good one to start learning about jws/jnlp and of course has anybody any idea what I am doing wrong with the export???.

this is what I am using
windows xp
eclipse 3.3
xammp localhost
Stephen O'Connor

Joined: Oct 19, 2010
Posts: 11

WHOOPEE!! got swt working with jnlp, using these instructions

and I used the HelloWorld1 basic code from

RESULT a blank swt window thats launched from my browser.

Now, I wonder how easy is it attach some code to this Helloworld1 application for it to minimise into "systray" or is this a waste of time?

any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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