Java development user guide > Tasks > Creating JAR Files

Creating a New Runnable JAR File

To create a new runnable JAR file in the workbench:

  1. From the menu bar's File menu, select Export.
  2. Expand the Java node and select Runnable JAR file. Click Next.
  3. In the Opens the Runnable JAR export wizard Runnable JAR File Specification page, select a 'Java Application' launch configuration to use to create a runnable JAR.
  4. In the Export destination field, either type or click Browse to select a location for the JAR file.
  5. Select an appropriate library handling strategy.
  6. Optionally, you can also create an ANT script to quickly regenerate a previously created runnable JAR file.
Runnable JAR file exporter