How to call launch() more than once in java


How to call the launch() more than once in java i am given an exception as "ERROR IN MAIN:java.lang.IllegalStateException: Application launch must not be called more than once"

I have create rest cleint in my java application when request comes it call javafx and opening webview after completing webview operarion am closing javafx windows using Platform.exit() method. when second request comes am getting this error how to reslove this error.

JavaFx Application Code:

public class AppWebview extends Application  {

    public static Stage stage;

    public void start(Stage _stage) throws Exception {

        stage = _stage;
        StackPane root = new StackPane();

        WebView view = new WebView();

        WebEngine engine = view.getEngine();
        Scene scene = new Scene(root, 800, 600);

        engine.setOnResized(new EventHandler<WebEvent<Rectangle2D>>() {
            public void handle(WebEvent<Rectangle2D> ev) {
                Rectangle2D r = ev.getData();

        JSObject window = (JSObject) engine.executeScript("window");
        window.setMember("app", new BrowserApp());;


    public static void main(String[] args) {

RestClient Method: Calling to JavaFX application

// method 1 to lanch javafx

// method 2 to lanch javafx
String[] arguments = new String[] {"123"};
AppWebview .main(arguments);
6/20/2014 4:40:27 AM

Accepted Answer

You can't call launch() on a JavaFX application more than once, it's not allowed.

From the javadoc:

It must not be called more than once or an exception will be thrown.

Suggestion for showing a window periodically

  1. Just call Application.launch() once.
  2. Keep the JavaFX runtime running in the background using Platform.setImplicitExit(false), so that JavaFX does not shutdown automatically when you hide the last application window.
  3. The next time you need another window, wrap the window show() call in Platform.runLater(), so that the call gets executed on the JavaFX application thread.

If you are mixing Swing you can use a JFXPanel instead of an Application, but the usage pattern will be similar to that outlined above.

Wumpus Sample

import javafx.animation.PauseTransition;
import javafx.application.*;
import javafx.geometry.Insets;
import javafx.scene.Scene;
import javafx.scene.control.Label;
import javafx.stage.Stage;
import javafx.util.Duration;

import java.util.*;

// hunt the Wumpus....
public class Wumpus extends Application {
    private static final Insets SAFETY_ZONE = new Insets(10);
    private Label cowerInFear = new Label();
    private Stage mainStage;

    public void start(final Stage stage) {
        // wumpus rulez
        mainStage = stage;

        // the wumpus doesn't leave when the last stage is hidden.

        // the savage Wumpus will attack
        // in the background when we least expect
        // (at regular intervals ;-).
        Timer timer = new Timer();
        timer.schedule(new WumpusAttack(), 0, 5_000);

        // every time we cower in fear
        // from the last savage attack
        // the wumpus will hide two seconds later.
        cowerInFear.textProperty().addListener((observable, oldValue, newValue) -> {
            PauseTransition pause = new PauseTransition(
            pause.setOnFinished(event -> stage.hide());

        // when we just can't take it  anymore,
        // a simple click will quiet the Wumpus,
        // but you have to be quick...
        cowerInFear.setOnMouseClicked(event -> {

        stage.setScene(new Scene(cowerInFear));

    // it's so scary...
    public class WumpusAttack extends TimerTask {
        private String[] attacks = {
                "hugs you",
                "reads you a bedtime story",
                "sings you a lullaby",
                "puts you to sleep"

        // the restaurant at the end of the universe.
        private Random random = new Random(42);

        public void run() {
            // use runlater when we mess with the scene graph,
            // so we don't cross the streams, as that would be bad.
            Platform.runLater(() -> {
                cowerInFear.setText("The Wumpus " + nextAttack() + "!");

        private String nextAttack() {
            return attacks[random.nextInt(attacks.length)];

    public static void main(String[] args) {
6/24/2014 7:14:32 AM

try this, I tried this and found successful

public void start() {
    try {
                    // Because we need to init the JavaFX toolkit - which usually Application.launch does
                    // I'm not sure if this way of launching has any effect on anything
        new JFXPanel();

        Platform.runLater(new Runnable() {
            public void run() {
                // Your class that extends Application
                new ArtisanArmourerInterface().start(new Stage());
    } catch (Exception e) {

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