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Hi!

Is it possible to make a Java executable file from a Netbeans project? i mean, a file which i can double click and run.

Thanks.
 
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Kasun Liyanage wrote: i mean, a file which i can double click and run.



Most OSes, if configured, will run executable jar files upon a double-click.

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Yes. When you build a Netbeans Java Application, it creates a .jar file. As long as you have the Java Runtime Environment installed on your OS, you can run the .jar file by double-clicking it or running it from the command line: java -jar myapp.jar
 
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Also, as long as the NetBeans project being built has a main class set, and that class has a public static void main(String[] args) method.
 
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Thanks for the replies! i set the jar as an executable in Ubuntu and used Executer to convert jar file in to an exe in Windows. And it works, thanks.
 
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set your class path and the path to the jar through a .cmd file in windows
 
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Atul Darne wrote:set your class path and the path to the jar through a .cmd file in windows

Is that necessary? As long as the file association for .jar is the same as your javaw runtime, it should work. Note you usually use javaw for executable .jars, not "java".
 
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Henry Wong wrote:

Kasun Liyanage wrote: i mean, a file which i can double click and run.



Most OSes, if configured, will run executable jar files upon a double-click.

Henry



How to configure an OS to do that, say windows 7 (mine is already configured but fails to open some jars).
 
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Well, the jar does have to be an executable jar.
http://download.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/deployment/jar/appman.html
 
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