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Java™ for Programmers: Deitel Developer Series, Second Edition by Harvey Deitel - Deitel & Associates, Inc., Paul Deitel - Deitel & Associates, Inc.

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Appendix I. Java Desktop Integration Components

I.1 Introduction

The Java Desktop Integration Components (JDIC) are part of an open-source project aimed at allowing better integration between Java applications and the platforms on which they execute. Some JDIC features include:

• interacting with the underlying platform to launch native applications (such as web browsers and e-mail clients)

• displaying a splash screen when an application begins execution to indicate to the user that the application is loading

• creating icons in the system tray (also called the taskbar status area or notification area) to provide access to Java applications running in the background

• registering file-type associations, so that files of specified types will ...

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