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Thread: run jar file inside a jar file?

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    Default run jar file inside a jar file?

    hi im looking to make a toolkit in java for a game but i dont know how to show the game screen in the .jar file

    the game itself is a jar file and i was wondering how do i inject that into my .jar file so it shows in a gui window?

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    Default Re: run jar file inside a jar file?

    how to show the game screen in the .jar file
    I'm not sure what you are asking. A jar file can contain class files that the jvm can read and use. The jar file needs to be on the classpath for the jvm to find the class files. There are custom classloaders that can read class files from other locations like inside a jar file.

    how do i inject that into my .jar file
    If the other jar file is on the classpath, your classes can use the classes it contains.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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