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How to Build a Fat JAR using NetBeans IDE

In this post I would like to describe how to build a fat JAR using NetBeans IDE.

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In this post I would like to describe how to build a fat JAR using NetBeans IDE. In NetBeans IDE you can't actually directly build a fat JAR. The JAR which is built using NetBeans IDE is not adding the libraries you've used for the project. The libraries are added to a folder called "lib" whenever you run the JAR the "lib" folder must be in the same directory.

So lets get started building a fat JAR using NetBeans. The first thing you have to do is clean and build the project.

Then go the Files view of the Project and open the build.xml file.

Then copy and paste the following code just before the " project" tag ends.

Download file from here DOWNLOAD FILE

Then it's almost done. Now in files view of the project right click build.xml file and then select Runtarget >> Other Targets >> package-for-store.

That's it now your fat JAR has been created. Go to your project folder and check the folder called store. Inside that folder you can see your fat JAR.

That's it now you know how to build a fat JAR using NetBeans IDE. If you need any help just put a comment. Cheers :)

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