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How to Include Zip files

 
Jason Wylde
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Hi,
I'm trying to use a JAR file that I created in Netbeans in my Eclipse project. The layout of the Netbeans files are the following.

MyJarFile.jar
/lib/swing-layout-1.0.3.jar

Based on documentation I was told that I could zip up these files and then include them in my eclipse project but that doesn't seem to work. If I try to import a class from MyJarFile.jar Eclipse doesn't understand it. I added the zip via Java Build Path > Libraries > Add External jars. What am I doing wrong ?
If I build the JARs into 1 jar file I can import and call my class but nothing seems to happen and no exceptions are thrown. If I try calling the JAR file ( that includes both JAR files ) in Netbeans I get the following exception:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/jdesktop/layout/GroupLayout$Group




Thanks In Advance

 
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I added the zip via Java Build Path > Libraries > Add External jars. What am I doing wrong ?


That feature configures a project to use a jar file (that contain classes). It is not used to import jar files (that contain other jar files).

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Jason Wylde
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I would however use Java Build Path > Libraries > Add External jars if I wanted to include other JAR files in my build path correct ?
 
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Sound like an IDE-specific problem. Moving thread.
 
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