Ever thought of launching full-featured Java applications with a single click? Java Web Start provided with Java Standard Edition (J2SE™), version 5.0 helps making this possible. In this post, I will introduce you to this new and exciting feature.
Java Web Start simplifies a lot of things. For instance a complete spreadsheet program or an Internet chat client normally involves going through complicated installation procedures. But with Java Web Start, you can download and launch applications
If you plan to run an application with Java Web Start, you have to create JNLP (Java Network Launching Protocol) file. In this post, I will briefly explain how to do that.
The JNLP file is an XML file and it contains elements and attributes that tell Java Web Start how to run the application.
Presented below is a JNLP file for the Notepad application:
<!--?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?--> Java Code: <jnlp spec="1.0">codebase="URL