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[java] jar file images

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in java.lang.Class there are two methods, "URL getResource(StringFilename)" and "InputStream getResourceAsStream(String filename)".

So, in an object you would call:

URL urlToFileInJar = this.getClass().getResource("/images/whatever.png");
InputStream streamOfFileInJar = this.getClass().getResourceAsStream("/images/whatever.png");

you would then use those input sources as normal.

This technique works for resources inside and outside the jar file, so it's nice to pretty much use it everywhere.

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