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Thread: Get .jar file running in browser

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    Default Get .jar file running in browser

    I've an java application .jar file and I want to run that application in a browser. What are possibilities to do that?

    I've ZERO knowledge with java programming. According to my knowledge I can achieve that using following options:

    Option 1: Java Applets: I heard that applets are de facto dead for years, and officially dead now. Browsers don't run them anymore. Java doesn't run in browsers anymore. Is that correct? And if it's not correct then how I can actually convert java application to web applets to run in browser using HTML APPLET tag? Please suggest?

    Option 2: Convert java application code to Javascript: Is there any good online tool available which can convert Java Application code to Javascript and I can use that easily? And that tool also have support to help us out with this?

    We need an expert opinion anyone help out and suggest what are best way of doing this.

    Thanks.
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    Default Re: Get .jar file running in browser

    run that application in a browser.
    What does that mean? What does the java program (the jar file's contents) do that could relate to a browser showing an html page in its window?
    Why the interest in using a browser instead of the java command as a standalone app?

    Yes, applets are dead. However I am able to run them in Win10 with Internet Explorer with some Java security settings.
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    Default Re: Get .jar file running in browser

    We don't have any info related to .jar file we got that file from our client and he's asking to run that .jar in a browser. And we're just looking for best options how we can actually run that .jar in a browser. Can you assist how we can actually achieve that?

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    Default Re: Get .jar file running in browser

    he's asking to run that .jar in a browser.
    Can you provide some more information on what "run in browser" means?
    Applets are one example of java code that can run in a browser, but they are mostly gone now. The code needs to be specially to run.
    I don't know of other java programs that "run in a browser".

    Can you look inside the jar file to see what files it contains? Rename it to a .zip file and use a zip utility to extract its contents.

    If you have the source code, get a java programmer to look at it to see what it does.
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