José José - 4 months ago 17x
Java Question

Netbeans how to set command line arguments in Java

I am trying to set command line arguments in a Netbeans 7.1 Java project on Windows 7 64 bit.

Netbeans is not passing the arguments I give it.

I go to

--> and type the arguments next to "Arguments" however the arguments are not passed to the program. How do I pass them?


I am guessing that you are running the file using Run | Run File (or shift-F6) rather than Run | Run Main Project. The NetBeans 7.1 help file (F1 is your friend!) states for the Arguments parameter:

Add arguments to pass to the main class during application execution. Note that arguments cannot be passed to individual files.

I verified this with a little snippet of code:

public class Junk
    public static void main(String[] args)
        for (String s : args)
            System.out.println("arg -> " + s);

I set Run -> Arguments to x y z. When I ran the file by itself I got no output. When I ran the project the output was:

arg -> x
arg -> y
arg -> z