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Multi-component application with the main class in another component

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I am trying to follow the instructions for building a multi-component application. Generating the shared libs works fine, but the classes containing the main methods for the executables are in one of the JAR files that is already included in the shared library. I tried using a project file to generate an executable that did not contain a classpathentry like this:

!uses ./sharedLib.prj

but [tt]jc =p myexec.prj[/tt] gave me an error message:

#module not found "path/to/class/with/main"

I also tried adding a !module directive for the shared library, with the same result.

Can I use a class in another project for [tt]-MAIN[/tt], or do I have to split out the classes containing the main methods?

Thanks for any hints,


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The main class should be placed in the EXE component.

A simple workaround is to create a fake main class that calls the required method from the DLL and add that class to the EXE's project

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