View Full Version : Jscript/Java Custom Action

06-08-2004, 05:39 PM

My installation has the need to call some java code. But I am using this windows installer.

Anyone know how to do it (w/o poping up cmd screens) ?

I am thinking of using Jscript to instantiate Java object. But not sure how.

Or if any of you know where I can find examples of CA using Jscript, that'd be helpful.


06-15-2004, 05:17 PM
Never used it myself, but I believe it is very similar to VBScript.

06-15-2004, 11:24 PM
I'm not sure that JScript knows that much about Java (that is, has any special functions for working with Java). In what form is the Java code you need to run: an executable JAR file, or some loose class files, or...?

06-15-2004, 11:37 PM
Either Jar file or loose class files will do.

Previous, I was thinking sth like Rhino. But then realize that it's egg and chicken - Rhino is a JavaScript interpreter that can access (run) Java classes, but Rhino itself is implemented by Java...

Now, I am installing JRE together, so now kind of solve it.


06-15-2004, 11:44 PM
Right, so a launch-an-EXE action that launches java.exe with the -jar [PATH_TO_JAR] argument might do the trick...