by TimGradwell » 19 Apr 2009, 21:36
I'm trying to open the project? Workspace? I'm not sure what it is I can actually open.
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by DennisBergkamp » 19 Apr 2009, 22:26
Start up Eclipse (just click ok when it asks for the location of the workspace to use)
File -> New Java Project -> Create Project from Existing Source (point this to the directory where the MTGForge source is), just name the project whatever, and click finish.
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by Rob Cashwalker » 20 Apr 2009, 19:50
I don't think the SVN source is up-to-date.... Try the source file that's included with the 4/19 beta release.I've downloaded the source from svn.
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by Chris H. » 17 Aug 2009, 22:10
I think that I downloaded the Eclipse IDE for Java Developers some months ago, my version is version 3.4.
There are two long pdf files that will provide you with a basic tutorial:
Workbench User Guide
Java Development User Guide
Additional documentation can be found at: http://www.eclipse.org/documentation/
by Chris H. » 18 Aug 2009, 12:22
The Java Tutorials
There appears to be a printed form which can be purchased from Amazon.com.
There are a number of Online Courses at:
Online Training and Tutorials
And these Online Courses can be downloaded for you to use offline with your web browser:
Sun Download Center
by Chris H. » 18 Aug 2009, 12:26
DennisBergkamp wrote:File -> Export -> Java -> Runnable Jar File -> next. Then set your "Launch configuration" to GUI_NewGame and click finish. You do have to empty (copy them somewhere else temporarily) your pics folder and refresh your project, otherwise your JAR will be really big.Yeah, I can see that I still need to gain a lot of experience with Eclipse. I still have not figured out how to combine all of these multiple java class files into one large jar file.
by silly freak » 19 Aug 2009, 19:42
- hovering over an element, such as a class/method etc, shows its javadoc in a popup. however, if there's an error on the hovered piece of code, you get suggestions and automatic fixes for the error.
- hovering over an element with ctrl pressed allows you to hyperlink-like navigate to the declaration (if the source code is available)
- pressing ctrl+space displays code completions. you can limit the hits by typing something. also "camel case" is found:
Arr -> ArrayList
AL -> ArrayList
ArLi -> ArrayList
You can also define your own code templates. for example, sysout is by default defined for "System.out.println();"
- I make a lot of use of the folding feature. you should make a key binding for the "fold all" action, so you can easily fold all the content in your classes, and show only the methods you're working at.
- I prefer using the save operations to format my source code. for one, you always have nice code, and the second: you save more often
- the "toggle comment" action is very useful. just select some lines (you don't have to select the full lines, just a part) to temporarily disable a piece of code
- last but not least, also make a key binding for the "run java application" action
PS: in the class body, code completion shows options for generating getters/setters, a default constructor, and overriding/implementing methods from the superclass
PPS: if you speak german, you can view http://proggers-diary.blogspot.com. I have posted there some techniques I use in java
by Chris H. » 20 Aug 2009, 20:58
I spent a little time experimenting with javadoc. It appears that we need to be connected to the internet for javadoc to provide any information. As laptops and netbooks become more popular, the chances that we may not be connected may increase.silly freak wrote:[*]hovering over an element, such as a class/method etc, shows its javadoc in a popup.
I looked for a javadoc download containing all of this info, I had hopped that having this stored locally on our computer would make it easier to access this javadoc info.
I have not had any success finding a javadoc download, does one exist?
by silly freak » 20 Aug 2009, 21:26
in the preferences, go to Java/Installed JREs. Click Edit... for your JRE and go through all the jars: Click Source Attachment... and Externale File... to point it to src.zip
Eclipse should then be able to figure out the javadoc directly from the source. at the same time, you can now also access the source by ctrl+click
so that's enough to have it in eclipse. i know it's crucial to be able to view it in the browser. for this, you won't come around the download from sun. (and I totally agree that the javadocs are hard to find)
by Chris H. » 20 Aug 2009, 23:33
At the very bottom of the Eclipse Downloads web page there is a
Eclipse Classic 3.5.0 (161 MB) download link.
This link states: The classic Eclipse download: the Eclipse Platform, Java Development Tools, and Plug-in Development Environment, including source and both user and programmer documentation.
I am wondering if I should have downloaded this larger version instead?
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