In this course, Eclipse is used for writing programs in Java. There are several steps that must be completed to set up Eclipse and further steps to start up a new Java project (set of Java components which work together to make up an application). This tutorial explains each step with words and graphics from the Eclipse IDE.
This tutorial will help you to become familiar with the Eclipse IDE. You can navigate through the tutorial step-by-step by clicking on the and links at the top and bottom of each page. You may also use the index to jump directly to the specific step that you wish to review.
|Start||The start of the tutorial (top of this page).|
|AT HOME WINDOWS 7 USERS||Step 0: WIN 7: How to create a shortcut to Eclipse.|
|Launch||Step 1: How to launch the Eclipse IDE.|
|Create||Step 2: How to create a new programming project.|
|Edit||Step 3: How to edit an existing project.|
|Run||Step 4: How to run your program. This also includes building or compiling your project.|
After you downloaded the Eclipse package from Eclipse.org, be sure to uncompress the contents of the file. Uncompressing is also known as (unzip untar unpack) and you can usually do this by right-clicking the file name and selecting unzip.
Remember where you uncompressed the files to, and find the file named eclipse.exe (WIN 7).
The Eclipse application was not automatically added to your Start menu, the next few steps will show you how to Pin (WIN 7) Eclipse to your taskbar (or you can choose to pin to the Start menu). There are similar ways to create shortcuts in MAC/Linux installations.
|Launch Create Edit Run|
LAB USERS: You can find a link to the Eclipse program in the start menu. Click this link to launch Eclipse and then follow instructions for setting the Workspace location.
AT HOME OR LAB USERS:
A workspace is a folder on your local drive (home users) or the network (lab users) where the files created by Eclipse will be stored. When you create a new programming project, several files are created and Eclipse will organize them within a new folder that is within the workspace folder you select.
Enter the location (on your home computer or on the network) where you wish to store all files created by Eclipse projects.
CS WINDOWS LAB USERS: Enter in the following location L:\private\cs302\programs and make it so that this is the default choice, as in the following image:
CS LINUX LAB USERS: Use the following location /u/c/s/cslogin/private/cs302/programs.
NOTE: /u/c/s/cslogin is different for each user. If your login name is badger, your user folder is found at /u/b/a/badger.
When you are done, close the Welcome pane by clicking the X on the tab labeled Welcome(towards the top left of the Eclipse window), then continue to the next step of the tutorial and use the Eclipse IDE to develop your Java programming project.
|Launch Create Edit Run|