How to Create a Class that Runs as a Program with the main Method
A Java class can run as a program if it contains a
main() method. To accomplish this task, follow these four steps.
- Open your favorite text editor and create a new file. Type in the following Java statements:
- Save your file as RunAsProgramWithmainMethod.java.
- Open a command prompt and navigate to the directory containing your new Java program. Then type in the command to compile your program and hit Enter.
- Now you will run your Java program. Type in the command to run the Java runtime launcher and hit Enter. Notice the output from the
main() method in the Java class.
Author: Stephen Withrow