importing other classes or using a Jar
I wrote a program that uses the apache poi functionality. i extracted and compiled all the files that are included in their source package. it all works but I am wondering if there is a better way.
When I do it this way there are about 1000 class files that end up getting compiled and ultimately distributed. I tried downloading the bin file from apache and it contains a handful of jar files but I have no idea how to use them. I tried everything I could think of.
currently it looks like this:
and then all the compiled class files are in matching directories.
Is there a way to point everything at the Jar file apache distributes and delete the huge amount of files and directories? Unfortunately I can't seem to search on Jar on the forum because it only has 4 letters.
Thanks in advance.