Powerpoint in swings Application

hi folks,
Am newbee to java and i need disperate help from you
i need to run slide show (powerpoint presentation in swings application)
can any body give me approach or some coding tips.
i am stuck up at these for serveral days

Your problem is where did the user install PowerPoint, right?
Here is some code that figures out where the user installed explorer. You can use similar code to find PowerPoint.
The you can build a temporary batch file with its path, like I showed you before, and run it (the batch file should get deleted automatically later.):
private static boolean ShowHelpURL(String strUrl) {   
    logger.info("strUrl: " + strUrl);
    String strPath=null;
    boolean bFound = false;
    if (isWindows()) {
      if (isFromMS()) {
        String strWndPath = System.getProperty("com.ms.windir");
        logger.info("com.ms.windir: " + strWndPath);
        if (strWndPath != null) {
          strPath = strWndPath.substring(0, 2) + "\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\IEXPLORE.EXE";
          logger.info("strPath: " + strPath);
      if (strPath == null) {
        String strPaths = System.getProperty("java.library.path");
        logger.info("strPaths: " + strPaths);
        String strSeperator=System.getProperty("path.separator");
        int nPos = 0;
        int nPosx = -1;
        do {
          nPosx = strPaths.indexOf(strSeperator, nPos);
          if (nPosx != -1) {
            strPath = strPaths.substring(nPos, nPosx);
            strPath.replace('/', '\\');
            nPos = nPosx + 1;
            int nFindPos = -1;
            if ((nFindPos = strPath.toLowerCase().indexOf("\\program files")) != -1) {
              if ((strPath.length() == nFindPos + 14) ||
                (strPath.charAt(nFindPos + 14) == '\\')) {
                   bFound = ieFoundThere(strPath, strUrl);
                   if (bFound) {
                        break;
            } else if ((nFindPos = strPath.toLowerCase().indexOf("\\progra~1")) != -1) {
              if ((strPath.length() == nFindPos + 9) ||
                (strPath.charAt(nFindPos + 9) == '\\')) {
                   bFound = ieFoundThere(strPath, strUrl);
                   if (bFound) {
                        break;
            } else if ((nFindPos = strPath.toLowerCase().indexOf("\\windows")) != -1) {
              if ((strPath.length() == nFindPos + 8) ||
                (strPath.charAt(nFindPos + 8) == '\\')) {
                strPath = strPath.substring(0,nFindPos + 1) + "program files";
                bFound = ieFoundThere(strPath, strUrl);
                   if (bFound) {
                        break;
        } while (nPosx != -1);       
        logger.info("strPath: " + strPath);
    return bFound;
   * Return true if an internet explorer was found there.
   * It brings it up with the strUrl if found
   * @param strPath
   * @param strUrl
   * @return
  private static boolean ieFoundThere(String strPath, String strUrl) {
    if (strPath != null) {
      int nPos1 = strPath.toLowerCase().indexOf("program files");
      strPath = strPath.substring(0, nPos1 + 13);
      strPath += "\\Internet Explorer\\IEXPLORE.EXE";
      logger.info("strPath != null");
      logger.info("Runtime.getRuntime().exec: " + strPath + " " + strUrl);
      File ieFile = new File(strPath);
      if (!ieFile.exists()) {
           return false;//keep on trying
      try {
        Runtime.getRuntime().exec(strPath + " " + strUrl);
        return true;
      } catch (IOException e) {
        logger.info("IOException: " + e.getMessage());
        return false;
    } else {
      return false;
  private static boolean isFromMS() {
    String s = System.getProperty("java.vendor");
    return (s.toLowerCase().indexOf("microsoft") == 0) ;
  private static boolean isWindows() {
    String s = System.getProperty("os.name");
    return (s.toLowerCase().indexOf("window") == 0) ;
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