Chapter 1. Installation and Introduction

Table of Contents

General Instructions
Overview of Java TreeView
Getting Started
Selection in Java TreeView

General Instructions

Installation of Java TreeView should be fairly straightforward on modern operating systems.

The following steps will help guide you through.

1) To get started, download a recent version of Java TreeView from the main web page,



Mac OS X




Generic Java




Mac OS 9

TreeView-1.0.0-bin.sit followed by TreeView-1.0.5-bin.tar.gz. You need to unpack both, and then overwrite the TreeView.jar file in the TreeView-1.0.0-bin.sit folder with the newer one. This will update the treeview program, but still allow you to double-click the treeview icon.

For most operating systems, the application is distributed as a .tar.gz file. For MacOS9, there is a special MacOS9 .sit file.

2) Unpack the .tar.gz file, if your browser has not already done so.

3) Doubleclick the TreeView.jar([1]) file to start, or the TreeViewLauncher file on MacOS9.

Known Issues

  • Stuffit version 7.5 for windows does not properly unpack tar.gz files. Use WinZip on the windows platform instead.


If you run into problems at any time, check Chapter 3, Troubleshooting Troubleshooting for solutions

[1] ".jar" stands for Java ARchive, and is a standard format for java programs and libaries. Some jar files, such as the TreeView.jar files, are set up to be executable. Others, such as those located in the "lib" folder, are not.