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jar does not open java swing form

RosyCrossJul 9 2018 — edited Sep 14 2018


I am a learner.

I am using Java 8.

I have been working through some tutorials and have successfully built a number of moderately complex projects.

The tutorial I followed for the jar was this

I have followed it precisely and double checked every element.

My question is this, I am generating a .jar by creating a .MF file which identifies the main class and find that in some cases it works, calling the main works in the same way as running manually from command line, but in other cases it doesn't - I just get a brief progress on the cursor and then nothing happens.

MF FIle Content


Main-Class: PBCSControl

Some of the 'does not work' is java swing forms, but some of the swing forms do.

All of the swing forms work okay when manually run from command line.

I do not see any error, log file etc either when creating the jar or when running the jar.

Is there anything I can do to diagnose why it is not working for me, or anything special that I need to do to generate the jar file for a swing project?

edit: I found this by manually invoking the jar from command line instead of double clicking the file; -

c:\Java\BusinessContinuity>java -jar PBCSControl.jar

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: PBCSControl$1

        at PBCSControl.main(

Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: PBCSControl$1


        at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(

        at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(

        at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(

        ... 1 more

I don't understand why it is not class defined error, when I can run the .java file manually?

This post has been answered by Teresa Modesta on Sep 7 2018
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