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Java Virtual Machine and ClassPath

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I'm creating a c++ Wrapper that will interface with 3rd Party API's.  Those API's create a Java Virtual Machine.  I've utilizing JDK1.4.  

I've set my PATH variable to point to my JVM.DLL file.  

Do I have to set my CLASSPATH environment variable as well for this to operate properly?

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The CPLASSPATH should already be set correctly by the JVM's installer. If not, that should definitely be done. You can check if it is set by typing

echo %CLASSPATH%

at the command prompt.
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here is my settings:
C:\PROGRA~1\Sybase\ASEP_W~1\3pclass.zip;C:\PROGRA~1\Sybase\ASEP_W~1\monclass.zip;C:\Program Files\JavaSoft\JRE\1.3.1\lib\ext\QTJava.zip

It doesn't reference the jre 1.4 anywhere....  I just uninstalled and re-installed the file and the classpath didn't change.  But I'm not sure what to use...
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"CLASSPATH" and "PATH" are completely unrelated. The latter is where the JVM is looking for its files, "PATH" is for the rest...
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