What happens is that when i run my program from netbeans it works fine and it shows all the images but when i run the .jar file it doesn't show any of them...the images are declared below the "//Imagenes automata" comment by the way, im new in Java so please try to be clear in your answer. ohhh and the .jpg images are saved in a folder inside the project folder

Here is my code, i have two classes, here is my main class

import javax.swing.*;
import java.util.Scanner;
import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.*;


public class Main {

   
    public static void main(String[] args) {
    GlobalDataStore dato = new GlobalDataStore();

///////////////////////Interfaz////////////////////////////////////////

 //Frame
 JFrame frame = new JFrame("Vending Machine");
 frame.setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);

 //Panel
 JPanel container = new JPanel();
 container.setLayout(new BoxLayout(container, BoxLayout.X_AXIS));
 JPanel panel = new JPanel();
 JPanel panel2 = new JPanel();
 panel2.setLayout(new BoxLayout(panel2, BoxLayout.PAGE_AXIS));
 panel2.setBorder(BorderFactory.createEmptyBorder(0, 50, 0, 0));
 panel.setLayout(new BoxLayout(panel, BoxLayout.Y_AXIS));
 panel.setAlignmentX(Component.LEFT_ALIGNMENT);

 //TextField
 JTextField field = new JTextField();
 field.setEditable(false);

 //Imagenes automata
 
 ImageIcon inicial=new ImageIcon("Transicioni.jpg");
 JLabel label=new JLabel(inicial);
 ImageIcon uno=new ImageIcon("Transicion1.jpg");
 JLabel label1=new JLabel(uno);
 ImageIcon dos=new ImageIcon("Transicion2.jpg");
 JLabel label2=new JLabel(dos);
 ImageIcon tres=new ImageIcon("Transicion3.jpg");
 JLabel label3=new JLabel(tres);
 ImageIcon cuatro=new ImageIcon("Transicion4.jpg");
 JLabel label4=new JLabel(cuatro);
 ImageIcon cinco=new ImageIcon("Transicion5.jpg");
 JLabel label5=new JLabel(cinco);
 ImageIcon seis=new ImageIcon("Transicion6.jpg");
 JLabel label6=new JLabel(seis);
 ImageIcon siete=new ImageIcon("Transicion7.jpg");
 JLabel label7=new JLabel(siete);
 ImageIcon ocho=new ImageIcon("Transicion8.jpg");
 JLabel label8=new JLabel(ocho);
 ImageIcon nueve=new ImageIcon("Transicion9.jpg");
 JLabel label9=new JLabel(nueve);

 JLabel money = new JLabel("Coins");
 JLabel opcion = new JLabel("Options");
 JLabel credito = new JLabel("Credit");

 label1.setVisible(false);
 label2.setVisible(false);
 label3.setVisible(false);
 label4.setVisible(false);
 label5.setVisible(false);
 label6.setVisible(false);
 label7.setVisible(false);
 label8.setVisible(false);
 label9.setVisible(false);

 //Botones
 JButton button = new JButton ("$ 0.5  ");
 JButton button2 = new JButton ("$ 0.10");
 JButton button3 = new JButton ("$ 0.25");
 JButton retorno = new JButton (" Return  ");
 ImageIcon cup = new ImageIcon("pepsi.gif");
 JButton dispense = new JButton (cup);
 dispense.setBackground(Color.WHITE);
 ImageIcon cup2 = new ImageIcon("cola.png");
 JButton dispense2 = new JButton (cup2);
 dispense2.setBackground(Color.WHITE);
 JButton salir = new JButton (" Exit  ");

 //Action Listeners
 button.addActionListener(new Cinco());
 button2.addActionListener(new Diez());
 button3.addActionListener(new Quarter());
 retorno.addActionListener(new Rturn());
 dispense.addActionListener(new Dispense());
 dispense2.addActionListener(new Dispense());
 salir.addActionListener(new Exit());

 //Agregacion
 container.add(panel);
 panel.add(label);
 panel.add(label1);
 panel.add(label2);
 panel.add(label3);
 panel.add(label4);
 panel.add(label5);
 panel.add(label6);
 panel.add(label7);
 panel.add(label8);
 panel.add(label9);
 container.add(panel2);
 panel2.add(Box.createRigidArea(new Dimension(0,19)));
 field.setBounds(1100,80,50,20);
 frame.add(field);
 credito.setBounds(1100,20,100,100);
 frame.add(credito);
 panel2.add(Box.createRigidArea(new Dimension(0,10)));
 panel2.add(money);
 panel2.add(Box.createRigidArea(new Dimension(0,5)));
 panel2.add(button);
 panel2.add(Box.createRigidArea(new Dimension(0,5)));
 panel2.add(button2);
 panel2.add(Box.createRigidArea(new Dimension(0,5)));
 panel2.add(button3);
 panel2.add(Box.createRigidArea(new Dimension(0,100)));
 panel2.add(opcion);
 panel2.add(Box.createRigidArea(new Dimension(0,5)));
 panel2.add(dispense);
 panel2.add(Box.createRigidArea(new Dimension(0,5)));
 panel2.add(dispense2);
 panel2.add(Box.createRigidArea(new Dimension(0,50)));
 panel2.add(retorno);
 panel2.add(Box.createRigidArea(new Dimension(0,5)));
 panel2.add(salir);
 frame.setSize(1260,725);
 frame.add(container);
 frame.setResizable(false);
 frame.setVisible(true);

 //////////////////////////////////////////Programa////////////////////

  while(dato.globalData!=-1){
  switch(dato.globalData){

	  case 0:
field.setText("$"+Integer.toString(dato.globalData));
	  label.setVisible(true);
	  label1.setVisible(false);
          label2.setVisible(false);
          label3.setVisible(false);
          label4.setVisible(false);
          label5.setVisible(false);
          label6.setVisible(false);
          label7.setVisible(false);
          label8.setVisible(false);
          label9.setVisible(false);
          break;

      case 5:
          field.setText("$."+Integer.toString(dato.globalData));
          label.setVisible(false);
	  label1.setVisible(true);
          label2.setVisible(false);
          label3.setVisible(false);
          label4.setVisible(false);
       label5.setVisible(false);
       label6.setVisible(false);
       label7.setVisible(false);
       label8.setVisible(false);
       label9.setVisible(false);
	   break;

	   case 10:
       field.setText("$."+Integer.toString(dato.globalData));
       label.setVisible(false);
       label1.setVisible(false);
       label2.setVisible(true);
       label3.setVisible(false);
       label4.setVisible(false);
       label5.setVisible(false);
       label6.setVisible(false);
       label7.setVisible(false);
       label8.setVisible(false);
       label9.setVisible(false);
	   break;

	   case 15:
       field.setText("$."+Integer.toString(dato.globalData));
       label.setVisible(false);
       label1.setVisible(false);
       label2.setVisible(false);
       label3.setVisible(true);
       label4.setVisible(false);
       label5.setVisible(false);
       label6.setVisible(false);
       label7.setVisible(false);
       label8.setVisible(false);
       label9.setVisible(false);
	   break;

	   	   case 20:
       field.setText("$."+Integer.toString(dato.globalData));
       label.setVisible(false);
       label1.setVisible(false);
       label2.setVisible(false);
       label3.setVisible(false);
       label4.setVisible(true);
       label5.setVisible(false);
       label6.setVisible(false);
       label7.setVisible(false);
       label8.setVisible(false);
       label9.setVisible(false);
	   break;

	   	   case 25:
       field.setText("$."+Integer.toString(dato.globalData));
       label.setVisible(false);
       label1.setVisible(false);
       label2.setVisible(false);
       label3.setVisible(false);
       label4.setVisible(false);
       label5.setVisible(true);
       label6.setVisible(false);
       label7.setVisible(false);
       label8.setVisible(false);
       label9.setVisible(false);
	   break;

	   case 30:
       field.setText("$."+Integer.toString(dato.globalData));
       label.setVisible(false);
       label1.setVisible(false);
       label2.setVisible(false);
       label3.setVisible(false);
       label4.setVisible(false);
       label5.setVisible(false);
       label6.setVisible(true);
       label7.setVisible(false);
       label8.setVisible(false);
       label9.setVisible(false);
	   break;

	   case 35:
       field.setText("$."+Integer.toString(dato.globalData));
       label.setVisible(false);
       label1.setVisible(false);
       label2.setVisible(false);
       label3.setVisible(false);
       label4.setVisible(false);
       label5.setVisible(false);
       label6.setVisible(false);
       label7.setVisible(true);
       label8.setVisible(false);
       label9.setVisible(false);
	   break;

	   case 40:
       field.setText("$."+Integer.toString(dato.globalData));
       label.setVisible(false);
       label1.setVisible(false);
       label2.setVisible(false);
       label3.setVisible(false);
       label4.setVisible(false);
       label5.setVisible(false);
       label6.setVisible(false);
       label7.setVisible(false);
       label8.setVisible(true);
       label9.setVisible(false);
	   break;

	   case 45:
       field.setText("$."+Integer.toString(dato.globalData));
       label.setVisible(false);
       label1.setVisible(false);
       label2.setVisible(false);
       label3.setVisible(false);
       label4.setVisible(false);
       label5.setVisible(false);
       label6.setVisible(false);
       label7.setVisible(false);
       label8.setVisible(false);
       label9.setVisible(true);
	   break;
  }

  }

 System.exit(0);
}



     static class Cinco implements ActionListener{

       
	  public void actionPerformed (ActionEvent e){
           GlobalDataStore dato1 = new GlobalDataStore();
           if(dato1.globalData<=45)
          dato1.globalData = dato1.globalData+5;


        
	  }

  }

          static class Diez implements ActionListener{


	  public void actionPerformed (ActionEvent e){
           GlobalDataStore dato1 = new GlobalDataStore();
           if(dato1.globalData<=35)
          dato1.globalData = dato1.globalData+10;

	  }
  }

          static class Quarter implements ActionListener{


	  public void actionPerformed (ActionEvent e){
           GlobalDataStore dato1 = new GlobalDataStore();
           if(dato1.globalData<=20)
          dato1.globalData = dato1.globalData+25;

	  }
  }
          static class Rturn implements ActionListener{

	  public void actionPerformed (ActionEvent e){
           GlobalDataStore dato1 = new GlobalDataStore();
          dato1.globalData = 0;

	  }
  }
          static class Dispense implements ActionListener{

	  public void actionPerformed (ActionEvent e){
          GlobalDataStore dato1 = new GlobalDataStore();
          if(dato1.globalData>=25)
          dato1.globalData = dato1.globalData-25;

	  }
  }
          static class Exit implements ActionListener{

	  public void actionPerformed (ActionEvent e){
          GlobalDataStore dato1 = new GlobalDataStore();
          dato1.globalData = -1;

	  }
  }

}

And this is the other class i have i only use this to get this variable work as a global variable

public class GlobalDataStore {

    public static int globalData = 0;

}

Edited 5 Years Ago by ozgamu: forgot some info.

I did, in fact i saw that post a few hours ago. when i try that i get this error:

"non static method getClass() cannot be referenced from a static context"

You really should not stuff all that GUI code into your main() method, but that's another discussion altogether.

You can still get a reference to the class statically and use getResource like this

Main.class.getResource(...)

Edited 5 Years Ago by Ezzaral: n/a

do you mean something like this?

ImageIcon inicial=new ImageIcon(Main.class.getResource("Transicioni.jpg"))

It's working now :)... thanks for your time and for answering guys!

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