How to compile java codes to .exe

Sunday, September 29, 2013 Posted by Glenn Von Posadas

article by: Glenn Posadas
There are basically many ways to convert your Java source file (.java) or Java class file(.class) into an executable program (means double clicking then run or click+return) for windows.

By the way, I use exe4j and jar2exe ;)

One of these ways is by using a software that will convert your source codes into .exe file.
Example of converters you can use:

1. JSmooth
JSmooth is a Java Executable Wrapper. It creates native Windows launchers (standard .exe) for your java applications. It makes java deployment much smoother and user-friendly, as it is able to find any installed Java VM by itself.

Download: CLICK HERE (sourceforge)

2. Launch4j
Launch4j is a cross-platform tool for wrapping Java applications distributed as jars in lightweight Windows native executables. The executable can be configured to search for a certain JRE version or use a bundled one, and it's possible to set runtime options, like the initial/max heap size. The wrapper also provides better user experience through an application icon, a native pre-JRE splash screen, and a Java download page in case the appropriate JRE cannot be found.

Download: CLICK HERE (sourceforge)

3. JexePack
JexePack is a command line tool (great for automated scripting) that allows you to package your Java application (class files), optionally along with its resources (like GIF/JPG/TXT/etc), into a single compressed 32-bit Windows EXE, which runs using Sun's Java Runtime Environment. Both console and windowed applications are supported.

4. exe4j
exe4j is a Java exe maker that helps you integrate your Java applications into the Windows operating environment, whether they are service, GUI or command line applications.

Download: CLICK HERE

5. jartoExe1.8
Jar2Exe is a tool to convert jar files into exe files.

Download: CLICK HERE

Let us convert this java code to .exe program

OUTPUT (in exe):

Please note that you have to locate your JAR file generated by your IDE/JAVA compiler.
In netbeans, right click the project > properties > Packaging > check the "compress jar file".
Jar file will be under your Dist folder.

(3PM, no lunch yet :( damn Java, I almost forgot how to wrap jar to .exe )

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Author: Glenn Posadas

20 year old 5th year Computer Engineering Student, a blogger, photographer, programmer, and an electronics hobbyist; a Christian who loves God very much..

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