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amit bharwani
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hello every one i hv made a java application now i want to make its icon so as it ca be installed on any system , how can this be done.
 
Nirmal Vidura
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class file is the byte version in java. This is somewhat similar to exe file in c++, but the not like in c++, you can run in any platform. Use java in command line to run that file.
 
Trevor Price
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I'm not sure on how to do this either, but I know there are ways to group your application into a single JAR file, which can run a main() method when the user double-clicks it. Of course, the user needs to have JRE installed on their system.

If you're thinking of an app that can run on any computer, there might be a way to include a small JVM somehow. This is beyond my understanding, though. It might give you some ideas of what to explore.
 
Ken Blair
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First of all, you cannot create a Java application that can be installed on any system. However, with an executable JAR file you can easily distribute it and run it on any system that already has a compatible JRE, if you Google executable JAR you'll find plenty of information. Another more user-friendly option is to use a Java-aware installer. There's plenty of these on the market, I believe some are even free, I'd Google Java aware installer for more information on those.
 
Edwin Dalorzo
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There are a few commercial and not commercial options that could help you build some sort on application installer.

Lift-Off Java-Installer
InstallGuru
AntInstaller
Kurumix


And there is a comertial product, named Install4J that promises to be multiplatform.

I hope any of these help!
[ May 25, 2006: Message edited by: Edwin Dalorzo ]
 
Casper Maxwell
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And here is a list of Java Installer Builders:

http://www.java-tips.org/java-applications/java-installer-builder/
 
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