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  read/parse a text file inside the Jar file? Or use webstart to specify the file?  (Read 2239 times)
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Offline zulo

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« Posted 2005-07-04 17:01:12 »

I am making a game and today i started to make a jar file and a jnlp for webstart.

The problem is that the game has to read and parse the file xmltest.xml,this works when I run it from Eclipse or start the Jar file manually when the file is outside the jar. When I move the jar to a standalone directory so that "xmltest.xml" is inside the jar root the file cant be found.

How can I do this? Do i have to read the jar file? Is there some other way of specifying resources in java webstart other then .jar files? So maybe I could
specify the xmltest.xml file in the jnlp?
Offline Alan_W

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2005-07-04 18:03:35 »

You can put the xml file in the jar, but you need to use getResource() to fetch it

   url = getClass().getResource("xmltest.xml");

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Offline JuddMan

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2005-07-12 10:23:03 »

just wondering how would you go about this from a static method? since getClass() doesn't work...

i've worked around this by creating a new instance of a small class i had in my JAR and calling getClass() on it... it works, just seems a bit messy...
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« Reply #3 - Posted 2005-07-12 10:25:42 »

Actuall getClass().getResource() isn't recommended anymore for some reason.

Thread.currentThread().getContextClassLoader().getResource("your resource here");

is apparantly the right way. That should also work from static contexts.


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