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Hi, I have made an application in java which accepts arguments in main() function and then uses to process my data later on.

So far I have tried using:
Dim startInfo As New ProcessStartInfo("java", "Launch java " & arguments)

where Launch is the name of the class, the 2nd java is part of the arguments, and the arguments are simply a string which is read initially.

Here is the code I have in java:


public class Launch {

     public static void main(String[] args) {
        try {
            Process p = new ProcessBuilder(args).start();

        } catch (IOException e) {

I have tested out the java program manually using command line,

java Launch java -XX:HeapDumpPath=MojangTricksIntelDriversForPerformance_javaw.exe_minecraft.exe.heapdump -Xmx1536M -Djava.library.path="C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming/.minecraft/\versions\rd-132211\rd-132211_TagCraftMC" -cp "C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming/.minecraft/\libraries\net\minecraft\\launchwrapper\1.6\launchwrapper-1.6.jar";"C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming/.minecraft/\libraries\net\sf\jopt-simple\\jopt-simple\4.5\jopt-simple-4.5.jar";"C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming/.minecraft/\libraries\org\ow2\asm\\asm-all\4.1\asm-all-4.1.jar";"C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming/.minecraft/\libraries\net\java\jinput\\jinput\2.0.5\jinput-2.0.5.jar";"C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming/.minecraft/\libraries\net\java\jutils\\jutils\1.0.0\jutils-1.0.0.jar";"C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming/.minecraft/\libraries\org\lwjgl\lwjgl\\lwjgl\2.9.0\lwjgl-2.9.0.jar";"C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming/.minecraft/\libraries\org\lwjgl\lwjgl\\lwjgl_util\2.9.0\lwjgl_util-2.9.0.jar";"C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming/.minecraft/\libraries\org\lwjgl\lwjgl\\lwjgl-platform\2.9.0\lwjgl-platform-2.9.0-natives-windows.jar";"C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming/.minecraft/\libraries\net\java\jinput\\jinput-platform\2.0.5\jinput-platform-2.0.5-natives-windows.jar";"C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming/.minecraft/\libraries\net\java\jinput\\jinput-platform\2.0.5\jinput-platform-2.0.5-natives-windows.jar";"C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming/.minecraft/\versions\rd-132211\rd-132211.jar" com.mojang.rubydung.RubyDung Ammar_Ahmad OFFLINE_MODE

However I am unable to get it to work programmatically using visual basic.
Any help regarding this would be really appreciated.

Ammar Ahmad
NeverJustHere 9-May-14 19:23pm    
Is it possibly related to the length of the arguments? Try with a shorter argument length. I have a vague recollection of a 255 character limit, but that may be on older version of windows.
Richard MacCutchan 10-May-14 4:15am    
What errors do you see? Are you sure that the java command is in the environment path?
Ammar_Ahmad 10-May-14 5:09am    
@Richard MacCutchan:
Seems like it wasn't, I have changed the code to:
<pre>System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("C:\Program Files\Java\jre8\bin\javaw.exe", "Launch")</pre>

which runs fine. Is there a way I can make the set java command in the environment path so that I can directly use?
<pre>System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("javaw", "Launch")</pre>

without hardcoded paths.
Richard MacCutchan 10-May-14 5:13am    
If you don't want to use hardcoded paths then you would have to ensure that the path is set in the environment before you start the program.

1 solution

I fixed the issue by making the application read the arguments from a text file and using eclipse to compile it to a .jar file. So now I can use process.start("filename.jar") to open it. Thanks.
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