Thanks all for the quick reply. At first I thought about creating a simple batch file, and running the command from there using (hopefully), a correctly defined path to the JVM on the end user's computer. The problem with that approach was what if someone with a Mac downloads my application? Then my DOS centric batch file would be useless (the flight sim that I am writing this for also has a strong Mac following). Creating the shell in C++/VB and then tethering it to the java application seems to be in opposition to the write once, run anywhere mantra. On the same topic, any Mac people know if AppleScript can execute commands in the mac....err...shell? Or is Java natively supported. Can you click on a class file on the Mac and have it run? Thanks for the help, Burhan Khalid At 04:44 PM 2/27/02 -0500, you wrote: >Burhan, > >There is no "Java" way to do this, since creating an exe file is >windows-centric and is contrary to Java's cross-platform philosophy. That >being said, most Java IDEs (IBM Visual Age, JBuilder, etc) allow you to >create native versions that will end up as an exe. >Another option is to build a wrapper exe in C++ or VB that shells out the >"java classname" command. > >Dave > > > >-- >For unsubscribe and other options, including >the Tip Harvester and archive of thelist go to: >http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !