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 ...