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Launching Programs like notepad

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    Default Launching Programs like notepad

    Hi,
    Can someone give me some pointers on how to launch a program like
    notepad/textpad from a java program. I am printing a report into
    a .txt file and the program should automatically open it using a text
    editor.
    Thanks in advance
    Vivek


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    Default Re: Launching Programs like notepad

    slashman wrote:
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    >Can someone give me some pointers on how to launch a program like
    >notepad/textpad from a java program.


    *

    >.. I am printing a report into
    >a .txt file and the program should automatically open it using a text
    >editor.


    For a 1.6+ application, see java.awt.Desktop.open(File).
    Make sure you check both of..
    - Dektop.isDesktopSupported()
    - Desktop.isSupported(Desktop.Action.OPEN)

    Note though, that a (J)TextArea (with some upgrades)
    is as capable as Notepad.

    * Another point is that adding a question mark (?) to
    questions, helps the reader.

    HTH

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    Default Re: Launching Programs like notepad

    On Thu, 18 Oct 2007 09:07:52 -0000, slashman <viv_men@yahoo.com>
    wrote, quoted or indirectly quoted someone who said :

    >Can someone give me some pointers on how to launch a program like
    >notepad/textpad from a java program.


    see http://mindprod.com/jgloss/exec.html
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