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Re: Running a Java app in the background

Posted by Brian Sanders on November 21, 2001 at 1:01 PM

By the way, do you know how to either create an exe file out of a java project, or run the java project automatically (ie, without the project file being double clicked on). The reason I'm asking is because I need to have the install program place my application in the startup folder to run whenever windows starts (I'm gearing this for windows right now). Except that my application will be in byte code (and possibly in a JAR file). So, how do I execute that w/o having the user manually run it using the java.exe program?

Run your application (if you're using the Sun JDK) with "javaw" instead of "java". This will allow it to run without opening a window.

  • Thnx Hiran November 22, 2001 at 12:26 AM (0)

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