Solved

Problem with applet accessing text files in its jar file

Posted on 2003-11-24
5
240 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-31
I have an applet that uses 4 text files. I want to put it all together in a jar file and upload it to my site. But I'm having problems accessing the text files I've put inside the jar file. The error is a NullPointerException on the line:
InputStream dataStream = getClass().getResource(filename).openStream();
in the FlatFile.java class.

Can anyone suggest a solution for how to achieve what I want?
0
Comment
Question by:asswasp
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 86

Expert Comment

by:CEHJ
ID: 9811459
What is held in 'filename'?
0
 

Author Comment

by:asswasp
ID: 9811477
Just a string like "alan.txt"
0
 
LVL 86

Accepted Solution

by:
CEHJ earned 50 total points
ID: 9811493
Try

"/alan.txt"

0
 

Author Comment

by:asswasp
ID: 9811672
Thank you.
0
 
LVL 86

Expert Comment

by:CEHJ
ID: 9811695
:-)
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Are you developing a Java application and want to create Excel Spreadsheets? You have come to the right place, this article will describe how you can create Excel Spreadsheets from a Java Application. For the purposes of this article, I will be u…
Introduction This article is the last of three articles that explain why and how the Experts Exchange QA Team does test automation for our web site. This article covers our test design approach and then goes through a simple test case example, how …
Viewers will learn about arithmetic and Boolean expressions in Java and the logical operators used to create Boolean expressions. We will cover the symbols used for arithmetic expressions and define each logical operator and how to use them in Boole…
Viewers will learn about if statements in Java and their use The if statement: The condition required to create an if statement: Variations of if statements: An example using if statements:

910 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now