Re: add jar to classpath at runtime but not able to access resource in jar

Alessio Stalla <>
Tue, 20 Apr 2010 01:50:13 -0700 (PDT)
On Apr 20, 10:04 am, mike <> wrote:


I have exteneded URLClassLoader to:


 * The ExtenedClassLoader class.
public class ExtendedClassLoader extends URLClassLoader {
     * @param urls, to carryforward the existing classpath.
    public ExtendedClassLoader(URL[] urls) {

     * add ckasspath to the loader.
    public void addURL(URL url) {


Then to add my jar file to classpath at runtime I use the following
code ( see below).

 private void addToClasspath(){
            URL urls [] = {};

            String path = "/home/xddmid/out/xml.jar";
            String urlPath = "jar:file://" + path + "!/";
            URL url = new URL (urlPath);
            ExtendedClassLoader cl = new ExtendedClassLoade=

r (urls);

            String resource =


            System.out.println ("Success! Resource "+resource=

 + "

        catch (Exception ex)
            System.out.println ("Failed.");
            ex.printStackTrace ();

I have verified that the jarfile exists and that it contains "test.xml
file" ( "jar tvf xml.jar).
The "test.xml" file is directly in root ( no package name).

I get a NullPointerException for this line:

 String resource =


Why are you using the system classloader and not the one you wrote? In
other words, that should be cl.getResource...


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