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    mwr1976 is offline Senior Member
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    Default Jar executable

    I created an app and created a .jar file with all the needed files. I can double click on it in the destination folder and it will run. I emailed it to a friend and when he tries to run it he gets a java error that says cannot find main class. How do I make an executable or install the .jar file so it can be executed by clicking on a shortcut or by clicking on the .jar file?

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    Default Re: Jar executable

    You need to create and executable jar. If you are using eclipse or NetBeans you can select an executable jar when exporting your project. Otherwise read this:Distributing your Application as an Executable JAR file

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    If you open the jar in an archive manager, try and open the the meta-inf and paste its context in here.

    Regards Andy.

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