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Thread: how to show/open/load JPanel(form) in an external jar

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    Default how to show/open/load JPanel(form) in an external jar

    i am beginner in java, i am used to VB.
    Here is my case:
    1. i've made a desktop application using netbeans
    2. it contains main.class that launch the myForm.class.
    3. it works when run from its project and netbeans
    4. then, i made it became a jar file
    5. i put the jar file in a specific folder (eg. as same folder as the new-another desktop app. will load the jar). so, how i should load it when run time (using source code)

    PS. i attached my original myForm.class
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    Default Re: how to show/open/load JPanel(form) in an external jar

    how i should load it when run time
    Can you explain your problem?
    Code executed from a jar should work the same as when executed from files in a folder.
    The exception is you need to treat files as resources and use the classloader's getResource methods instead of File reading classes.

    You execute the code in a properly constructed jar file by the command: java -jar <THEJARFILENAME>.jar
    The jar command is used to create a jar file.

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