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Hi,

I'm new to ant. When running a specific target ( <target name="settings">) which prints out some parameters in the file (no compilation), the whole file is obviously checked for errors. The building fails:

 taskdef class com.sun.tools.xjc.XJCTask cannot be found

This is the part that creates the error (JAXB specific):

<taskdef name="xjc" classname="com.sun.tools.xjc.XJCTask">
    </taskdef>
    <target name="jaxbcodegeneration">
        <!-- generate the Java content classes from the schema file-->
        <echo message="Compiling the schema file..."/>
        <xjc schema="${bsl.src}/schema.xsd" target="${bsl.src}" package="somedir.jaxbcode"/>
    </target>

If I do setenv CLASSPATH to the neccesary path for com.sun.tools.xjc.XJCTask, then running 'ant settings' works fine.

The reason is that the classpath is not set until a later state in the building process (before the compilation starts). How can I set the classpath in the build.xml file (don't want to do it manually), to avoid this error. Is calling another xml file with the elements above from within this build.xml a better solution. What is the syntax for that?

Thanks for any help!!
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Question by:MarteJ
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by:vk33
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Hi!

You can specify your classpath in build.xml like this:

<taskdef name="xjc" classname="com.sun.tools.xjc.XJCTask">
<classpath>
<pathelement location="lib/jaxb.jar"/>
</classpath>
</taskdef>

Replace pathelement with something appropriate and it should work.

Good luck!
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by:vk33
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One more suggestion.
<property name="classpath" location="your_classes_location"/>
...
<classpath>
     <pathelement path="${classpath}"/>
</classpath>
...

Regards!
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savalou earned 250 total points
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Take a look at a build.xml in the jaxb examples.   They do it like this.  So you need to set jwsdp.home in your build file.

    <property name="jwsdp.home" value="c:/jwsdp-1.3"/> <!-- customize this -->

    <path id="classpath">
        <pathelement path="."/>
        <!-- for use with bundled ant -->
        <fileset dir="${jwsdp.home}" includes="jaxb/lib/*.jar"/>
         <fileset dir="${jwsdp.home}" includes="jwsdp-shared/lib/*.jar"/>
       <fileset dir="${jwsdp.home}" includes="jaxp/lib/**/*.jar"/>
       
    </path>

    <taskdef classname="com.sun.tools.xjc.XJCTask" name="xjc">
        <classpath refid="classpath"/>
    </taskdef>

    <target name="compile">

        <javac debug="on" destdir="." srcdir=".">
            <classpath refid="classpath"/>
            <include name="BaseClass.java"/>
          <exclude name="Main.java"/>
        </javac>

        <!-- generate the Java content classes from the schema -->
        <echo message="Compiling the schema..."/>
        <xjc binding="binding.jxb" extension="true" package="xxx" schema="po.xsd" target="."/>
        <!-- generate the javadocs from the content classes -->
        <mkdir dir="docs/api"/>
        <javadoc destdir="docs/api" packagenames="xxx" sourcepath="." windowtitle="Generated Interfaces for po.xsd">
            <classpath refid="classpath"/>
          </javadoc>

        <!-- compile all of the java sources -->
        <echo message="Compiling the java source files..."/>
        <javac debug="on" destdir="." srcdir=".">
            <classpath refid="classpath"/>
        </javac>
    </target>
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by:MarteJ
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Thank you both for taking the time to help me!!! Everything compiles now!
Sorry vk33, I didn't get your code to work.
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