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Thread: Terminal within Java GUI

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    Hi guys,
    I have developed a Java GUI by using Netbean. The user interface will get the user parameters that are needed by a c++ program (which I also developed). Upon clicking the run button java will execute the c++ program with the inserted parameters by launching and X-term session (using Runtime.getRuntime().exec(command) ) . Everything works fine in this way. However I do not find very elegant to launch an external terminal to run the C++ code. Is it possibile to have a terminal that is integrated within the java GUI? And run the C++ code within it?
    Moreover, since the C++ code may take several hours to finish the job is there a way to read its output and use it in order to make, for example, proceed a progress bar?
    Thank you so much for the help!


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    Default Re: Terminal within Java GUI

    Maybe you should read up on the java native interface (JNI). It allows you to call native code (compiled C, C++, etc). This might be more like what you want.

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    Terminal with Java Gui; this is an interesting topic. For example if you use a passcode to enter into your computer, you would see a secure password entry. The method used is System.console(); This invokes the console object and provides input and output streams through the reader and writer methods. This uses a readPassword( ) method. This is a good example of what you are trying to get at in your example.

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