Create Math formula image

The other day I came across an example where a formula written in a Java program could be represented as a standard equation on the screen.  I thought this was brilliant.  I recall back in my Uni days using the formula editor in Microsoft Word to present formulas.   Now I don’t have a use for this in Java yet but, you never know.  However, in case anyone out there does have a requirement to produce a formula from within their Java program then maybe this will help. 

The challenge is to produce an output that looks like this:

Representation of a Math formula

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ANT – A worked example

Imagine we have a small JavaFX application.  We are building this application in Eclipse, although this should not make any material difference, you could build it in using any IDE or simple command line tools.

This application has some java files under the “src” folder.  There is also a “resources” folder which contains some none java files which the application will reference.  Added to this we are using some 3rd party JAR libraries.  Finally, we have a text-based properties file for our application.

Our project structure looks like this:

The sample Ant project structure

We are going to use ANT to produce a Windows executable application.  The steps we need to take to do this are: – Continue reading “ANT – A worked example”