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Eclipse 4 Plug-in Development by Example Beginner's Guide by Dr. Alex Blewitt

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Time for action – creating a plug-in

In the Plug-in Development Environment (PDE), every plug-in has its own individual project. A plug-in project is typically created with the New Project wizard, although it is possible to upgrade an existing Java project to a plug-in project by adding the PDE nature and the required files (by navigating to Configure | Convert to plug-in project).

  1. To create a Hello World plugin, navigate to File | New | Project:
    Time for action – creating a plug-in
  2. The project types shown may be different from this list, but should include Plug-in Project with Eclipse Classic. If nothing is shown under the File | New menu, navigate to Window | Open Perspective | Other ...

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