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How to install a JavaScript editor for Eclipse? [message #1814812] Thu, 19 September 2019 05:43 Go to next message
Tamera Brian is currently offline Tamera BrianFriend
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I have a standard Eclipse running on an Ubuntu 14.10:

Eclipse Standard/SDK

Version: Luna Service Release 2 (4.4.2)
Build id: 20150219-0600
I searched for javascript in the marketplace. But nothing jumped to my eye.
I searched javascript editor eclipse on the web, which gave me JSDT ( But I couldn't find it in the marketplace.
I realised, that JSDT are budled within the WDT (Web Tools Platform;
It seems that I'm lacking some basic knowledge about eclipse.

Is it somehow possible to install JSDT without all the other stuff of the WTP?
When I'd like to use WTP, do I need a separate installation of Eclipse? (since WTP is also not in the marketplace)
Is there an JavaScript editor plugin that I can simply add to my existing Eclipse installation?

[Updated on: Fri, 20 September 2019 04:41]

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Re: How to install a JavaScript editor for Eclipse? [message #1814828 is a reply to message #1814812] Thu, 19 September 2019 10:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Nitin Dahyabhai is currently offline Nitin DahyabhaiFriend
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It's found separately in the regular Install New Software dialog, off the Help menu.

Nitin Dahyabhai
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Re: How to install a JavaScript editor for Eclipse? [message #1844788 is a reply to message #1814828] Sat, 25 September 2021 06:22 Go to previous message
devid piterson is currently offline devid pitersonFriend
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Open Eclipse -> Go to "Help" -> "Install New Software"
Select the repository for your version of Eclipse. I have Juno so I selected
Expand "Programming Languages" -> Check the box next to "JavaScript Development Tools"
Click "Next" -> "Next" -> Accept the Terms of the License Agreement -> "Finish"
Wait for the software to install, then restart Eclipse (by clicking "Yes" button at pop up window)
Once Eclipse has restarted, open "Window" -> "Preferences" -> Expand "General" and "Editors" -> Click "File Associations" -> Add ".js" to the "File types:" list, if it is not already there
In the same "File Associations" dialog, click "Add" in the "Associated editors:" section
Select "Internal editors" radio at the top
Select "JavaScript Viewer". Click "OK" -> "OK"
To add JavaScript Perspective: (Optional)
10. Go to "Window" -> "Open Perspective" -> "Other..."
11. Select "JavaScript". Click "OK"

To open .html or .js file with highlighted JavaScript syntax:
12. (Optional) Select JavaScript Perspective
13. Browse and Select .html or .js file in Script Explorer in [JavaScript Perspective] (Or Package Explorer [Java Perspective] Or PyDev Package Explorer [PyDev Perspective] Don't matter.)
14. Right-click on .html or .js file -> "Open With" -> "Other..."
15. Select "Internal editors"
16. Select "Java Script Editor". Click "OK" (see JavaScript syntax is now highlighted )

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