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Need Help getting Hello Program on screen [message #947502] Wed, 17 October 2012 06:25 Go to next message
Jessica Maynard is currently offline Jessica Maynard
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Registered: October 2012
Junior Member
Hello. I'm a student in an introductory computer programming class in college and I have to use Eclipse to do all my work. The problem is this is my first time opening Eclipse. The first time I opened the program i was overwhelmed with all the buttons and options. I'm having a little trouble figuring how to do the basic things.

All i want to do is write a couple of lines of code for a very simple program of HelloWorld and have those words appear on a blank screen. How do I save something I just wrote? How do i access the file next time I open Eclipse? How do i run the program so the result of the code i just typed appears on a blank screen? I'm just a little confused with the whole program.

Sorry if this is below what usually appears on this forum but I thought i would try and ask.
Re: Need Help getting Hello Program on screen [message #948300 is a reply to message #947502] Wed, 17 October 2012 23:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Stephan Herrmann is currently offline Stephan Herrmann
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Registered: July 2009
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Some options that you could try:
- ask the instructor of your class
- or ask in the newcomers forum
- or find a tutorial for first steps with Eclipse somewhere in the depth of the internet
...
Eclipse is targeted at software professionals. Instructors requiring you to use Eclipse in an introductory class should provide some guidance. Some colleges/universities even have dedicated Eclipse training.
Re: Need Help getting Hello Program on screen [message #948441 is a reply to message #947502] Thu, 18 October 2012 03:23 Go to previous message
David Wegener is currently offline David Wegener
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Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
On 10/17/2012 07:49 AM, Jessica Maynard wrote:
> Hello. I'm a student in an introductory computer programming class in
> college and I have to use Eclipse to do all my work. The problem is this
> is my first time opening Eclipse. The first time I opened the program i
> was overwhelmed with all the buttons and options. I'm having a little
> trouble figuring how to do the basic things.
> All i want to do is write a couple of lines of code for a very simple
> program of HelloWorld and have those words appear on a blank screen. How
> do I save something I just wrote? How do i access the file next time I
> open Eclipse? How do i run the program so the result of the code i just
> typed appears on a blank screen? I'm just a little confused with the
> whole program.
> Sorry if this is below what usually appears on this forum but I thought
> i would try and ask.
The help provided with Eclipse has some tutorials on how to use it. If
you go to the Welcome screen (Help->Welcome) you can select the tutorial
icon (window with a green check mark and a pencil). There is a Java
tutorial to create a Hello World program that walks you through the
steps to create the program.
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