Creating Launchers for Java Applications

InstallAnywhere 2013

Note: For information on Advanced Settings options for the Create LaunchAnywhere for Java Application action, see Customizing Individual Launcher Settings.

InstallAnywhere provides the Create LaunchAnywhere for Java Application action in the Install sequence. This action creates a platform-native executable file for launching a Java application (also known as a LAX executable file). This LAX allows Java applications to be launched as if they were platform-native. For example, end users can launch the LaunchAnywhere executable file by double-clicking it or by calling it directly from the command line.

For Windows-based systems, InstallAnywhere appends .exe to the file name. For OS X–based systems, InstallAnywhere creates an .app package.

A LaunchAnywhere executable file is also responsible for invoking the Java runtime, setting the environment for the Java application, and passing any command-line arguments that may be required by the application.

For information on the settings that you can configure for a Create LaunchAnywhere for Java Application action, see Create LaunchAnywhere for Java Application Action.

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