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Create an executable 'front door'

Posted on 2011-10-13
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Please let me know how I can create an executable 'front door' for my .jar, as suggested here:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3919647/how-to-change-default-jar-icon
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You can create shortcut and you can change icon on the shortcut.
Create shortcut and rightclick it - go to propertioes and change an icon
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Right, but I want to do in a clean way!
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you can also setup your icomn if you create executable or there are tolls which then change icons on executable

http://www.heaventools.com/rt-how-to-change-icon-in-exe-file.htm
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Type "change icon on exe" in goodgle and youy'll find plenty of programs to do it
But it has nothing to do with java
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But how do I create an .exe for my java project?
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Normally people do not do it.
But there are Ahead-of-time (AOT) compilers which can do it, like Excelsior

You can read here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AOT_compiler




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You can also check here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Java/Q_27259246.html

sometimes peo-le have such requirements; normally jar file is OK
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