Can Processing be used to create native Windows app?


#1

Interested in learning processing. Just curious if Processing would be used to make native Windows app like C /C++? Currently work on a password recovery project and need to choose a language to get started.


#2

Could you expand on the needs of your project?


#3

Want to create a password reset tool for Windows machine by accessing the SAM database.


#4

Processing is just simplified Java, I never did any system file manipulation with it but I think it should be sufficient. And yes, with Processing you are able to export an EXE package, however, if you want a self-contained EXE (bundled with all libraries) you will need to use an IDE with a custom Ant script or something like this. Under the hood Processing uses launch4j which allows you to wrap a JAR application to an EXE. I guess this is what you’re looking for?