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Hi All,

I am new to java and am wondering if there is another way to run your program besides using the command prompt. i normally create a batch file and enter "java MyProgram" from the directory that the main class is in.

is there another way to do this or is there an ide that will create an exe or something along those lines??

Thanks
Bryan
 
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Yes, yes to all of these things.

1) You can write the batch file so it can be double-clicked.

2) You can put your classes in a "jar" file, with a proper manifest, and configure your desktop to run the file when double-clicked.

3) There are tools that make .exe files out of Java code, but they're frowned on; the "executable jar file" approach in #2 is portable to all OSs, and so is the preferred technique.

Here is one of many documents explaining how to do #2.
 
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you can use Eclipse http://www.eclipse.org/ or Netbeans http://www.netbeans.org/ IDE. Then you can run the programs from IDE itself.

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At initial stages please dont use any IDE's. It will stop your learning curve. Java dosen't have any exe concept since it's not platform dependent. But just google for jar files, you 'll get to know more .
 
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thanks guys!!

the jar stuff sounds great. will give it a go when i get some time. thanks for the amazing response time!!

Cheers
Bryan
 
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