Re: Any framework that can make native method calls from java code easier?
Thursday, May 5, 2005 10:03 AM
Well basically what you need is java-com wrapper. The way to go about this is use JACOB. JACOM is a java com bridge which hides all complexities of com JNI calls through java. You can visit http://danadler.com/jacob/ for more information on the details. Version 1.9 has been released and can be found from sourceforge.
So basically your development steps should be as follows:
1. Download JACOB
2. put the Jacob.dll in your JRE/bin directory
3. Set the class path to point at Jacob.jar
4. Download JACOBGEN (a tool which will create the java stubs for a given DLL)
You are ready to start developing your application now in java utilizing com libraries or any other C++ libraries.