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Can we call an executable(.exe) from Java program

 
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Hello ,
I have an executable file written using Vc++ ,i want to call it in my java program in such a way it should get executed and should start working
Is it possible if so please suggest me relative links and process how to do
 
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If you want to invoke some application, check out the Runtime and ProcessBuilder API.
Moving to a more appropriate forum
 
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Hi

I think the Runtime class encompasses the execution of native code. Runtime.getRuntime().exec("notepad.exe"); for example runs the notepad. Remember that either the exe is in the PATH or give complete path to it.

This exec() method returns a Process object through which you can have more control like killing the process itself.

The following is a sample program.

 
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And please read the JavaWorld article "When Runtime.exec() won't". Once you start with external processes, this article is a must-read.
 
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The java.lang.ProcessBuilder class makes it easier, but it simplifies the problems discussed in the Daconta article Rob quoted. You still must read it.
 
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