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I created a Java applet which uses the Apache Commons jar file. On Windows, I can only launch applet by opening a Command Prompt window, going into the directory of the jar files, and running a bat file I wrote.

I have a subdirectory called OracleReports which contains the files: commons-net-1.2.2.jar, OracleReports.jar, and OracleReports.bat.

This is the contents of OracleReports.bat:
C:\WINNT\system32\java.exe -classpath .;commons-net-1.2.2.jar;OracleReports.jar OracleReports

My management would like our operators to monitor the Oracle Reports; however, the operators are very computer illiterate. I want to be able to have an icon on the Windows Desktop, so the operators can double-click it to launch this OracleReports Java applet. Someone also told me that an applet can be on a web server which the operators just go to a URL. With multiple JAR files, I do not know the syntax of the HTML code.

I would appreciate it someone can share their expertise on how to launch a Java applet by double clicking an icon on the Windows Desktop considering there are two JAR files.

Thanks,

Mike
 
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Couldn't you just copy the bat file to desktop?

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How do they launch a Java applet through command line?

Do they start ApppletViewer? or an HTML page?


or do you mean java application? If it's java application you can just create a shortcut on the desktop
 
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I think I figured it out. Since I put OracleReports in the subdirectory C:\OracleReports. I need to put to change the batch file to:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\java.exe -classpath .;C:\OracleReports;C:\OracleReports\commons-net-1.2.2.jar;C:\OracleReports\OracleReports.jar OracleReports

I have to put the full path names for everything in order for the applet icon to launch from the Windows Desktop.
 
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