Solved

IzPack Shortcut target

Posted on 2004-08-07
4
1,173 Views
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
I am using the following shortcutSpec.xml file for creating shortcut with IzPack

<shortcuts>
  <programGroup defaultName="Name of the Program Group"
                location="applications/startMenu"/>
<shortcut
     name="MTShortcut"
     target='$JAVA_HOME/bin/javaw.exe -classpath ..\log4j-1.2.7.jar;'
     commandLine='com.main.MApp'
     workingDirectory="$INSTALL_PATH/src/classes"
     description="A description"
     initialState="maximum"
     programGroup="no"
     desktop="yes"
     applications="no"
     startMenu="yes"
     startup="no">
</shortcut>

</shortcuts>

But the problem is in the target it displays double quotes

"D:\JBuilder8\jdk1.4\jre\bin\javaw.exe -classpath ..\log4j-1.2.7.jar;" com.main.MApp
If i manually remove the double quotes it works fine.

If i omit the classpath code "-classpath ..\log4j-1.2.7.jar;" then in the target it doesn't display double quotes but then the shortcut doesn't work as it needs classpath.

Please tell me  how can i retain the classapath and get rid of double quotes so that the shortcut works.
0
Comment
Question by:thomas908
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Webstorm
ID: 11742429
Hi thomas908,

Try to move the classpath in the commandLine attribute:


<shortcut
     name="MTShortcut"
     target='$JAVA_HOME/bin/javaw.exe'
     commandLine='-classpath ..\log4j-1.2.7.jar; com.main.MApp'
...
0
 
LVL 8

Author Comment

by:thomas908
ID: 11750011
thanks Webstorm  
It works great. But there is another problem now. Classpath has become sort of huge something like

commandLine='-classpath ..\log4j-1.2.7.jar;.;..\mysql-connector-java-3.0.6-stable-bin.jar;..\conf.jar;..\datasocket.jar;..\photos.jar;..\help\jsearch.jar;..\help\jhall.jar;..\help\jhbasic.jar;..\help\jh.jar;..\thirdparty\xercesImpl.jar;..\thirdparty\xmlParserAPIs.jar; com.pack1.pack2.pack3.App'

Due to some reason the target in the shortcut truncates it. May be there is a limit to the number of characters in the target.
How can i solve this.

0
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
Webstorm earned 500 total points
ID: 11750799
You can try to shorten the classpath, by modifying the starting directory (parent), so you can remove all the ../ in the classpath :

<shortcut
     name="MTShortcut"
     target='$JAVA_HOME/bin/javaw.exe'
     commandLine='-classpath log4j-1.2.7.jar;classes;mysql-connector-java-3.0.6-stable-bin.jar;conf.jar;datasocket.jar;photos.jar;help\jsearch.jar;help\jhall.jar;help\jhbasic.jar;help\jh.jar;thirdparty\xercesImpl.jar;thirdparty\xmlParserAPIs.jar; com.pack1.pack2.pack3.App'
     workingDirectory="$INSTALL_PATH/src"
     description="A description"
     initialState="maximum"
     programGroup="no"
     desktop="yes"
     applications="no"
     startMenu="yes"
     startup="no">
</shortcut>

You can also move all the jar archive files you need to the same directory, and remove directories from the classpath.
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Webstorm
ID: 11750979
:-)
0

Featured Post

What Is Transaction Monitoring and who needs it?

Synthetic Transaction Monitoring that you need for the day to day, which ensures your business website keeps running optimally, and that there is no downtime to impact your customer experience.

Question has a verified solution.

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

By the end of 1980s, object oriented programming using languages like C++, Simula69 and ObjectPascal gained momentum. It looked like programmers finally found the perfect language. C++ successfully combined the object oriented principles of Simula w…
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…
This tutorial explains how to use the VisualVM tool for the Java platform application. This video goes into detail on the Threads, Sampler, and Profiler tabs.
Viewers will learn how to properly install Eclipse with the necessary JDK, and will take a look at an introductory Java program. Download Eclipse installation zip file: Extract files from zip file: Download and install JDK 8: Open Eclipse and …

717 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