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newbie questions: Navigator and projects [message #115771] Mon, 25 August 2003 06:32 Go to next message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: jenbradley.webmail.co.za

Hello,

I'm very sorry if this isn't the correct newsgroup to be posting this
newbie question, but I wasn't sure where else it should go. If there is a
"new user" newsgroup, plz let me know!

I have just started using eclipse, and it seems like a really great IDE.
I had a couple of questions:

1) Every time I create a new project, it shows up in my Navigator view.
How do I get rid of it from my Navigator? I only want to see whichever
project I am currently working on... I have combed through everything I
could search for, and I wasn't able to find anything on how to do this.
Is this even possible? As I continue to develop more and more projects,
it seems as though the Navigator would get cluttered if there weren't a
way to only show the project I'm currently working on.

2) After reading the docs, is it correct that the best way to get an
existing project over to eclipse is to do an "import", and this copies
every single file that I select during import into the "workspace"
directory? The reason why I ask is that I want to move *all* my
development over to eclipse, but I want to just point eclipse to my
current working area that I have already set up. The problem is that when
I do this, the Navigator shows every single directory, not just the
relevant source files. Again, this makes everything very cluttered, and
I'm not used to it. To be honest, I'm moving from Visual C++, which has a
great interface, over to Eclipse because Eclipse has the cool-factor :) ,
and because I want to be able to do all my development both Java and C++
on a single IDE. But little things like having the Navigator being
cluttered tends to drive me a bit batty (I know I'm a control freak!)

Anyway, this was a bit long-winded, but I hope someone will be able to
help me :)

thx,

jb
Re: newbie questions: Navigator and projects [message #115876 is a reply to message #115771] Mon, 25 August 2003 11:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: faust.acm.org

Not sure what you mean by Navigator. Perhaps you're working in the Resource
Perspective (the typical default perspective)? Anyway, if you're working in
Java, use the Java perspective: Window->Open Perspective->Java. In the Java
perspective's Package Explorer View you can close projects you're not
currently working on from the context menu for the package: Right
click->Close Project. Then choose the drop down (triangle) in the Package
Explorer and choose Filters. Select "Closed Projects" to filter, and the
ones you aren't working on currently will be filtered out. Alternatively you
may want to read the documentation on Working Sets which will allow you to
choose several projects to display in the package explorer so it won't be so
"cluttered". As far as clutter goes though, what do you consider too many
projects to view at one time?

You really should create new projects be it Java or C/C++ and use the import
feature to move your code into the workspace. There is info created in the
..project/.classpath/.etc files which are specify the nature and settings
relevant to your projects. It goes fast and its worth the initial effort.


Randy


"jenbradley" <jenbradley@webmail.co.za> wrote in message
news:bicain$1fn$1@eclipse.org...
> Hello,
>
> I'm very sorry if this isn't the correct newsgroup to be posting this
> newbie question, but I wasn't sure where else it should go. If there is a
> "new user" newsgroup, plz let me know!
>
> I have just started using eclipse, and it seems like a really great IDE.
> I had a couple of questions:
>
> 1) Every time I create a new project, it shows up in my Navigator view.
> How do I get rid of it from my Navigator? I only want to see whichever
> project I am currently working on... I have combed through everything I
> could search for, and I wasn't able to find anything on how to do this.
> Is this even possible? As I continue to develop more and more projects,
> it seems as though the Navigator would get cluttered if there weren't a
> way to only show the project I'm currently working on.
>
> 2) After reading the docs, is it correct that the best way to get an
> existing project over to eclipse is to do an "import", and this copies
> every single file that I select during import into the "workspace"
> directory? The reason why I ask is that I want to move *all* my
> development over to eclipse, but I want to just point eclipse to my
> current working area that I have already set up. The problem is that when
> I do this, the Navigator shows every single directory, not just the
> relevant source files. Again, this makes everything very cluttered, and
> I'm not used to it. To be honest, I'm moving from Visual C++, which has a
> great interface, over to Eclipse because Eclipse has the cool-factor :) ,
> and because I want to be able to do all my development both Java and C++
> on a single IDE. But little things like having the Navigator being
> cluttered tends to drive me a bit batty (I know I'm a control freak!)
>
> Anyway, this was a bit long-winded, but I hope someone will be able to
> help me :)
>
> thx,
>
> jb
>
Re: newbie questions: Navigator and projects [message #115966 is a reply to message #115876] Mon, 25 August 2003 13:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: wegener.cboenospam.com

Randy Faust wrote:

> Not sure what you mean by Navigator. Perhaps you're working in the Resource
> Perspective (the typical default perspective)? Anyway, if you're working in
> Java, use the Java perspective: Window->Open Perspective->Java. In the Java
> perspective's Package Explorer View you can close projects you're not
> currently working on from the context menu for the package: Right
> click->Close Project. Then choose the drop down (triangle) in the Package
> Explorer and choose Filters. Select "Closed Projects" to filter, and the
> ones you aren't working on currently will be filtered out. Alternatively you
> may want to read the documentation on Working Sets which will allow you to
> choose several projects to display in the package explorer so it won't be so
> "cluttered". As far as clutter goes though, what do you consider too many
> projects to view at one time?

> You really should create new projects be it Java or C/C++ and use the import
> feature to move your code into the workspace. There is info created in the
> ..project/.classpath/.etc files which are specify the nature and settings
> relevant to your projects. It goes fast and its worth the initial effort.

You don't need to import the projects into the workspace to have the
project and .classpath files created. These will be created where ever
you define for your project. In order to create a project outside the
workspace, you uncheck the Use Default Location on the project creation
dialog. This allows you to create the project almost anywhere in your
file system. By default all directories under the project location will
show up in the Navigator view of the Resource perspective. However, there
are other perspectives (Java, Java Browsing) that perform some filtering.
As Randy mentioned, there are also other filtering options on many of the
view title bar drop downs.

Dave

> Randy


> "jenbradley" <jenbradley@webmail.co.za> wrote in message
> news:bicain$1fn$1@eclipse.org...
> > Hello,
> >
> > I'm very sorry if this isn't the correct newsgroup to be posting this
> > newbie question, but I wasn't sure where else it should go. If there is a
> > "new user" newsgroup, plz let me know!
> >
> > I have just started using eclipse, and it seems like a really great IDE.
> > I had a couple of questions:
> >
> > 1) Every time I create a new project, it shows up in my Navigator view.
> > How do I get rid of it from my Navigator? I only want to see whichever
> > project I am currently working on... I have combed through everything I
> > could search for, and I wasn't able to find anything on how to do this.
> > Is this even possible? As I continue to develop more and more projects,
> > it seems as though the Navigator would get cluttered if there weren't a
> > way to only show the project I'm currently working on.
> >
> > 2) After reading the docs, is it correct that the best way to get an
> > existing project over to eclipse is to do an "import", and this copies
> > every single file that I select during import into the "workspace"
> > directory? The reason why I ask is that I want to move *all* my
> > development over to eclipse, but I want to just point eclipse to my
> > current working area that I have already set up. The problem is that when
> > I do this, the Navigator shows every single directory, not just the
> > relevant source files. Again, this makes everything very cluttered, and
> > I'm not used to it. To be honest, I'm moving from Visual C++, which has a
> > great interface, over to Eclipse because Eclipse has the cool-factor :) ,
> > and because I want to be able to do all my development both Java and C++
> > on a single IDE. But little things like having the Navigator being
> > cluttered tends to drive me a bit batty (I know I'm a control freak!)
> >
> > Anyway, this was a bit long-winded, but I hope someone will be able to
> > help me :)
> >
> > thx,
> >
> > jb
> >
Re: newbie questions: Navigator and projects [message #116121 is a reply to message #115966] Mon, 25 August 2003 15:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: faust.acm.org

Good pt. about creating the project in an existing directory. The problem I
tend to experience with that is that I get a bunch of resource files in
there, be it .vsw, .dsw, .vpj .etc that I don't want to see or even have to
bother filtering from the package explorer or from CVS. And besides, I have
these visions of the day when I open up a VC++ or .NET project and magically
my Eclipse .project and .classpath files are overwritten by 'accident'.


Randy

"Dave Wegener" <wegener@cboenospam.com> wrote in message
news:bid30i$mkq$1@eclipse.org...
> Randy Faust wrote:
>
> > Not sure what you mean by Navigator. Perhaps you're working in the
Resource
> > Perspective (the typical default perspective)? Anyway, if you're working
in
> > Java, use the Java perspective: Window->Open Perspective->Java. In the
Java
> > perspective's Package Explorer View you can close projects you're not
> > currently working on from the context menu for the package: Right
> > click->Close Project. Then choose the drop down (triangle) in the
Package
> > Explorer and choose Filters. Select "Closed Projects" to filter, and the
> > ones you aren't working on currently will be filtered out. Alternatively
you
> > may want to read the documentation on Working Sets which will allow you
to
> > choose several projects to display in the package explorer so it won't
be so
> > "cluttered". As far as clutter goes though, what do you consider too
many
> > projects to view at one time?
>
> > You really should create new projects be it Java or C/C++ and use the
import
> > feature to move your code into the workspace. There is info created in
the
> > ..project/.classpath/.etc files which are specify the nature and
settings
> > relevant to your projects. It goes fast and its worth the initial
effort.
>
> You don't need to import the projects into the workspace to have the
> project and .classpath files created. These will be created where ever
> you define for your project. In order to create a project outside the
> workspace, you uncheck the Use Default Location on the project creation
> dialog. This allows you to create the project almost anywhere in your
> file system. By default all directories under the project location will
> show up in the Navigator view of the Resource perspective. However, there
> are other perspectives (Java, Java Browsing) that perform some filtering.
> As Randy mentioned, there are also other filtering options on many of the
> view title bar drop downs.
>
> Dave
>
> > Randy
>
>
> > "jenbradley" <jenbradley@webmail.co.za> wrote in message
> > news:bicain$1fn$1@eclipse.org...
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I'm very sorry if this isn't the correct newsgroup to be posting this
> > > newbie question, but I wasn't sure where else it should go. If there
is a
> > > "new user" newsgroup, plz let me know!
> > >
> > > I have just started using eclipse, and it seems like a really great
IDE.
> > > I had a couple of questions:
> > >
> > > 1) Every time I create a new project, it shows up in my Navigator
view.
> > > How do I get rid of it from my Navigator? I only want to see
whichever
> > > project I am currently working on... I have combed through everything
I
> > > could search for, and I wasn't able to find anything on how to do
this.
> > > Is this even possible? As I continue to develop more and more
projects,
> > > it seems as though the Navigator would get cluttered if there weren't
a
> > > way to only show the project I'm currently working on.
> > >
> > > 2) After reading the docs, is it correct that the best way to get an
> > > existing project over to eclipse is to do an "import", and this copies
> > > every single file that I select during import into the "workspace"
> > > directory? The reason why I ask is that I want to move *all* my
> > > development over to eclipse, but I want to just point eclipse to my
> > > current working area that I have already set up. The problem is that
when
> > > I do this, the Navigator shows every single directory, not just the
> > > relevant source files. Again, this makes everything very cluttered,
and
> > > I'm not used to it. To be honest, I'm moving from Visual C++, which
has a
> > > great interface, over to Eclipse because Eclipse has the cool-factor
:) ,
> > > and because I want to be able to do all my development both Java and
C++
> > > on a single IDE. But little things like having the Navigator being
> > > cluttered tends to drive me a bit batty (I know I'm a control freak!)
> > >
> > > Anyway, this was a bit long-winded, but I hope someone will be able to
> > > help me :)
> > >
> > > thx,
> > >
> > > jb
> > >
>
>
Re: newbie questions: Navigator and projects [message #116160 is a reply to message #115966] Mon, 25 August 2003 15:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: eric.rizzo.jibeinc.com

Dave Wegener wrote:

> Randy Faust wrote:
>
>
>>Not sure what you mean by Navigator. Perhaps you're working in the Resource
>>Perspective (the typical default perspective)? Anyway, if you're working in
>>Java, use the Java perspective: Window->Open Perspective->Java. In the Java
>>perspective's Package Explorer View you can close projects you're not
>>currently working on from the context menu for the package: Right
>>click->Close Project. Then choose the drop down (triangle) in the Package
>>Explorer and choose Filters. Select "Closed Projects" to filter, and the
>>ones you aren't working on currently will be filtered out. Alternatively you
>>may want to read the documentation on Working Sets which will allow you to
>>choose several projects to display in the package explorer so it won't be so
>>"cluttered". As far as clutter goes though, what do you consider too many
>>projects to view at one time?
>
>
>>You really should create new projects be it Java or C/C++ and use the import
>>feature to move your code into the workspace. There is info created in the
>>..project/.classpath/.etc files which are specify the nature and settings
>>relevant to your projects. It goes fast and its worth the initial effort.
>
>
> You don't need to import the projects into the workspace to have the
> project and .classpath files created. These will be created where ever
> you define for your project. In order to create a project outside the
> workspace, you uncheck the Use Default Location on the project creation
> dialog. This allows you to create the project almost anywhere in your
> file system.

+1 on this advice. Also: It's a good idea to backup your existing
working directories before attaching Eclipse projects to them, just in
case. There is another thread today by a newbie user that has somehow
managed to delete all his working files. Don't know how he could
possibly have caused such behavior, but if he'd backed up it would not
be a problem...

HTH,
Eric
--
Eric Rizzo
Software Architect
Jibe, Inc.
http://www.jibeinc.com
Re: newbie questions: Navigator and projects [message #116612 is a reply to message #115771] Tue, 26 August 2003 15:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: eric.rizzo.jibeinc.com

jenbradley wrote:
> 1) Every time I create a new project, it shows up in my Navigator view.
> How do I get rid of it from my Navigator? I only want to see whichever
> project I am currently working on... I have combed through everything I
> could search for, and I wasn't able to find anything on how to do this.
> Is this even possible? As I continue to develop more and more projects,
> it seems as though the Navigator would get cluttered if there weren't a
> way to only show the project I'm currently working on.

You can right-click on a Project and choose "Close" to hide its contents
in the Navigator View. However, I'm pretty sure this will also make it
and its contents unavailable to other projects, which may or may not be
a problem depending on your dependencies between projects.
That said, I reiterate what someone else already said: use the Java or
Java Browsing (my personal choice) perspectives for working most of the
time.

> 2) After reading the docs, is it correct that the best way to get an
> existing project over to eclipse is to do an "import", and this copies
> every single file that I select during import into the "workspace"
> directory? The reason why I ask is that I want to move *all* my
> development over to eclipse, but I want to just point eclipse to my
> current working area that I have already set up. [snip]

One piece of advice on your working area setup - it is very good
practice to be able to check-out a project from CVS or whatever version
control you've got, do a scripted build, and have everything
automatically set up and work from that. IOW, lots of manual steps to
get a dev environment set up is not a good idea - you should use
something like Ant to make it automatic.
Then, if you've got that, it is trivial to transition to Eclipse (or any
other dev tools) because the setup is (mostly) automatic and easy.

HTH,
Eric
--
Eric Rizzo
Software Architect
Jibe, Inc.
http://www.jibeinc.com
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