[program-java] Re: FW: Need someone patient to get me started with Eclipse

  • From: "John J. Boyer" <john.boyer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: program-java@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 11:52:52 -0500

Actually, I've got Java programs to open in EdSharp. It works nicely, 
but I would like to automatically indent whole files acording to Java 
conventions. 

John

On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 11:57:18AM -0400, Corbett, James wrote:
> Hmmmmm, I like to have a .java file open in either Notepad or Textpad for the 
> sake of speed but if you are so inclined then right click the file, scroll 
> the list until you find "Open With" and associate that file extension with 
> the Eclipse application.
> 
> I don't know if this will work though since you have to go through the 
> practice of having a Work Space and or Project.
> 
> Jim
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: program-java-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:program-java-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John J. Boyer
> Sent: October 13, 2011 11:38
> To: program-java@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [program-java] Re: FW: Need someone patient to get me started with 
> Eclipse
> 
> Jim,
> 
> Thanks. I got rid of folding. I have Eclipse 1.3 EE. I had to go into Code 
> Style to try to adjust the indent. Now it is indenting one space.
> That is kind of nice, since the number of spaces shows the indent level.
> However, to keep others on my project (BrailleBlaster) happy the indent 
> should be four spaces.
> 
> Time for another dumb question. If I am navigating with Windows Explorer and 
> find a Java file, how do I get it to open in the Eclipse editor?
> 
> Thanks,
> John
> 
> On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 10:11:22AM -0400, Corbett, James wrote:
> > I have forwarded this to the list with John's permission so that others 
> > might benefit from this discussion.
> >
> > This is dependent upon your version of Eclipse but the basics should hold 
> > true.
> >
> > With regards to the single line of imports, it's due to a default setting. 
> > Actually all of the imports are there if you want to spend the time 
> > searching but here's a fix....
> >
> > Open the "Preferences" page usually found under \Window\Preferences\
> >
> > You will note that there will be a tree view control presented to you and 
> > if it's the first time through then you will be placed on the top node of 
> > the tree titled "General".
> >
> > Scroll the tree view to locate the parent node titled "Java". Expand the 
> > note and locate the child node "Editor". Expand and locate "Folding".
> >
> > You need to use the TAB key at this point, so press it twice and locate 
> > "Enable Folding". It's a check box and by default is checked. So then 
> > uncheck it, click apply and then OK.
> >
> > I have personally found that I needed to close the Eclipse program and 
> > relaunch it to have some preferences loaded so it's just my way of doing 
> > things.
> >
> > Next you might want to use CTRL + SHIFT + O to organize your imports. Note 
> > that you must do this for each class it's not a global thing.
> >
> > In the Preferences tree view once again, locate the Editor node as with 
> > above and then locate "Typing".
> >
> > Using the TAB key, locate the "TAB Key" checkbox and insure that it is 
> > indeed checked. Tab again to locate the value for the indentation. Insure 
> > that the value is that of the one you desire. If not then see below. Next 
> > TAB to "Adjust Indentation" checkbox and ensure that it as well is checked. 
> > Click apply and then OK.
> >
> > Now for the TAB value, once again under the "Preferences" tree view locate 
> > "Java" then "Code Style", then "Formatter".
> >
> > With the TAB Key locate, "Edit" button. Click it and you should be placed 
> > on an edit field that will permit you to change the value of the tab. Note 
> > that you must be editing the Eclipse Built In active profile.
> >
> > So there you go, try it and remember that I'm using Eclipse 3.3 so your 
> > package may alter slightly.
> >
> > Jim
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: John J. Boyer [mailto:john.boyer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: October 12, 2011 15:46
> > To: Corbett, James
> > Subject: Need someone patient to get me started with Eclipse
> >
> > Jim,
> >
> > I saw your answer to my post on the java-programming list. After a lot of 
> > trial and error I found the preferences dialog in the windows menu, but I 
> > don't knwo how to use it. There are two things I want set before I can 
> > start using Eclipse as an editor. From there I can gradually increase the 
> > use of other features. What bugs me most is that it only shows the first 
> > import statement. That is certainly odd. I would also like to set 
> > indentation to four spaces instead of the eight of a tab.
> > The latter runs things off my braille display quickly. Many Java packages 
> > do use 4 spaces.
> >
> > Anything you can do would be much appreciated.
> >
> > John
> >
> > --
> > John J. Boyer; President, Chief Software Developer Abilitiessoft, Inc.
> > http://www.abilitiessoft.com
> > Madison, Wisconsin USA
> > Developing software for people with disabilities
> >
> 
> --
> John J. Boyer; President, Chief Software Developer Abilitiessoft, Inc.
> http://www.abilitiessoft.com
> Madison, Wisconsin USA
> Developing software for people with disabilities
> 
> 

-- 
John J. Boyer; President, Chief Software Developer
Abilitiessoft, Inc.
http://www.abilitiessoft.com
Madison, Wisconsin USA
Developing software for people with disabilities


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