Creating Jar for JavaFX Application

This is a step by step guide to creating a Jar for a JavaFX Application using IntelliJ IDEA. It is only tested on IntelliJ IDEA 2016 with Java8. Steps might be slightly different for Java7.

First, open up File > Project Structure.

Next click on Artifacts as shown below.

step1

Next click on the plus icon to add a Jar From modules with dependencies… as shown.

step2

Once the above step is completed, the below pop-up will be shown. Select your main class. This will be the class that is accessed when your app launches. It is typically Main.java or something similar. Click OK twice to exit the pop-up and Project Structure.

step3

Now to generate the jar file, go to Build > Build Artifacts…

step4

Once you clicked on the Build Artifacts, the below will be shown, select Build for the Action. Once clicked, the jar will be generated in the folder /out/artifacts/ and you can run the jar file directly from it.

step5

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