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From Andy Kriger <>
Subject How can I execute Ant targets from within a Java program?
Date Sun, 23 Jan 2005 14:37:01 GMT
I am playing around with executing Ant targets from Java code.

Here's what I am trying to do (based on what I've seen in mailing list posts)...

       public static void main(String[] args) {
		ProjectHelper ph = ProjectHelper.getProjectHelper();
		Project p = new Project();		
		ph.parse(p, new"build.xml"));

But I get ...
Exception in thread "main" build.xml:6: Could not create task or type
of type: description.

The $ANT_HOME env var is set and I have all of the $ANT_HOME/lib dirs
on my classpath. So, either that's not the way to create an in-memory
version of a build script that can be called from code or there's
something more I need to do with my classpath so that the
ProjectHelper can find all the JARs.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?


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