Questions and Exercises: Self-Contained Applications

Questions

  • Which of the following items is not an advantage of self-contained applications?

  • Users install the application with an installer that is familiar to them.

    • The application runs as a native application.

    • The application requires less space on a user's machine.

    • You control the version of the JRE that is used by the application.

    • The application does not require a browser to run.

  • True or False: MIME type must always be used to set up a file association.

  • What elements are used to identify the entry points for self-contained applications in the <fx:deploy> Ant task?

Exercises

  • Write the <fx:deploy> Ant task to generate a Windows MSI bundle for a simple application named My Sample App. The JAR file for the application is in the dist directory, the main class is samples.MyApp , and output files are to be written to the current directory.

  • Enhance the code from the previous exercise to create bundles for all Windows installers and define a file association for text files.

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