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JAR runtime problem

 
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Hi,

I have an application in SWING where thumbnail images are being created at runtime and displayed in a ListCellRenderer. This is mainly used as a history feature where the user can click on that image and retrieve back the information.

The problem is: when I run my code without an IDE it works fine as I am giving relative path names at all the places for storing the images. However, when I make a jar file, it is not able to read those images generated at run time.

Is there a way to read runtime created files outside the jar file?

Can someone help?

Thanks in advance........
 
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Yes.

Let the user specify the pathname, read from an ini-file or passed as variable (-D switch), or entered by the user in a dialog, ... to use.

Or use the users temporary directory.
I'm not sure whether there is an appropriate API-method getTempDir ();
 
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