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    Hello, I want to start off by explaining that I feel sort of embarrassed to ask this question as it is probably very simple, but I have made a calculator program and I wanted to save it as a .app. I know it can be done because there are plenty of programs written in java that are .apps (and yes I know that at the heart of the .app it has a jar file.) I would really appreciate some help with this because I have researched it and I can't seem to find any answer.

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    What is a .app file? What OS is that extension used on? How is it executed?
    Where did you hear about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    What is a .app file? What OS is that extension used on? How is it executed?
    Where did you hear about it?
    My bad I forgot to mention that its on a mac and a .app file is the equivalent of a .exe file for the mac. Where did I here about this? well I have seen it on many occasions, here are just some free games that have it spiral knights (which is on the steam store) and minecraft (which the launcher is free and it is a .app/exe.) It is executable through just being clicked on.

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    I don't know anything about a mac.
    I do know that jar files can be executed on lots of different OSs.
    If the JRE is installed, the user can execute a jar file by clicking on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    I don't know anything about a mac.
    I do know that jar files can be executed on lots of different OSs.
    If the JRE is installed, the user can execute a jar file by clicking on it.
    I understand that but then you can't have icons or custom names things will end up being called like ticactoe.inter and stuff like that

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    then you can't have icons or custom names
    No problem on Windows. I have icons/shortcuts with custom names that start my apps that are in jar files.

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    Convert Java to EXE - Why, When, When Not and How

    Try reading that article in its entirety to figure out if you actually need it or not. Don't just try to make it work. Read first, then figure out how.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark View Post
    Convert Java to EXE - Why, When, When Not and How

    Try reading that article in its entirety to figure out if you actually need it or not. Don't just try to make it work. Read first, then figure out how.
    Thanks that's really helpful! I'm downloading one of the programs right now listed in it and I'll post if it works

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    Did you read the whole article? It explains when and when you would not need to do this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark View Post
    Did you read the whole article? It explains when and when you would not need to do this.
    Yah I read it all

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    Ok, I only ask because a lot of people will try to find out how to do something without fully understanding what they are doing.
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