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How do I make a project of existing java-files? [message #103877] Thu, 22 September 2005 10:15 Go to next message
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Originally posted by: arvidjo.kth.se

Hello, I figured this must be a really easy question to answer, but I
still find it confusing.

I want to start working with Eclipse with my existing java-files. I've
created a new project, but how do I add these java files to the project
itself?
Re: How do I make a project of existing java-files? [message #104123 is a reply to message #103877] Fri, 23 September 2005 00:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Randy D. Smith is currently offline Randy D. SmithFriend
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When you created the new project and gave it a name, did you notice
under the Project Name: dialog the Contents section? Change "Create new
project in workspace" to "Create project from existing source"?

Delete your new empty project, create a new one, and try the second
radio button. Browse to your directory, and choose that directory.

A .project file should be written in your directory, and off you go.
--
RDS


Arvid Johansson wrote:
> Hello, I figured this must be a really easy question to answer, but I
> still find it confusing.
>
> I want to start working with Eclipse with my existing java-files. I've
> created a new project, but how do I add these java files to the project
> itself?
Re: How do I make a project of existing java-files? [message #104481 is a reply to message #103877] Fri, 23 September 2005 19:19 Go to previous message
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Originally posted by: eclipse3.rizzoweb.com

Arvid Johansson wrote:
> Hello, I figured this must be a really easy question to answer, but I
> still find it confusing.
>
> I want to start working with Eclipse with my existing java-files. I've
> created a new project, but how do I add these java files to the project
> itself?


There are several choices. You could do File > Import if the existing
source files only exist on your local file system somewhere - that will
copy them into your Eclipse Project.
If you have an SCM system such as CVS, you can connect Eclipse to your
SCM repository/server and check out the code.
You can also created a "linked" directory in your Eclipse project that
points to the location where the source files are already, then make
that linked directory be a source location for the Eclipse Project.
Finally, you can recreate the Project and tell Eclipse to use an
already-existing location on your drive as the Project folder.

All of these are covered in the Help. I strongly recommend you go to the
Getting Started sections of Help and go through the material there. It
has lots of stuff about project configuration and organization.

HTH,
Eric
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