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problem in starting the app in double click

naved momin
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Joined: Jul 03, 2011
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within netbeans i have clean and build my GUI app and i have placed the entire code for starting the app in a .bat file so that my client can double click and execute and when i click cmd also start with the app and closing the cmd also closes the app too
is there any other way so that i can make a file whatever so that i client can just double click to start the app ?


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Maneesh Godbole
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You got two options
1) Change it to javaw -jar .... (not really recommended)
2) Make sure your jar is self executable by defining the Main-Class attribute in the manifest file http://download.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/deployment/jar/appman.html
This will make your jar "executable". i.e. the user can double click the jar to launch the application (no need for the batch file)


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Campbell Ritchie
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You may need to ensure you have a file association from .jar to the Java™ runtime, but that is often set up automatically by the operating system.
 
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