Eclipse Java 1.7

Posted by Derek Banas on Dec 13, 2011 in Web Design 20 comments

Eclipse Java 1.7.0 (64 Bit)

I’m beginning a new Java tutorial using Eclipse as my IDE. Every time I have used Eclipse in the past there have been installation problems so, I’ll try to fix that issue here.

If you any use to change any eclipse version with latest version of project that you have to click new project button, click properties option with select proper class path to consider and change the execution environment to which version prefer l. Eclipse IDE for Enterprise Java Developers 2018-12 R final release disables content assist by default. NEW: 550519: Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers NEON 4.6 - Maven project: NEW: 551096: Unable to add the jar files are the options are being disabled: NEW: 551408: Include Wild Web Developer into Eclipse IDE for Enterprise Java Developers: NEW. The Java version needed to run Eclipse must be the following version or a higher version: Java 1.7.0 (64 Bit) Please download and install a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or a Java Development Kit (JDK). AdoptOpenJDK 8, 11, 14.

Change Eclipse Java Build Path JRE Library Version To 1.7 Or Higher. Right click the eclipse java project. Click Properties menu item in the popup menu. Then select Java Build Path in left panel list.

I use Eclipse because in my opinion it is the best free IDE available.

Also note that I’ll provide Java 1.7 installation steps for PCs, but Java 1.6 & 1.7 steps for MACs. The reason why I’m doing that is because Java 1.7 isn’t quite ready yet for Eclipse on MACs.

Don’t worry, there isn’t that much of a difference between Java 1.6 and 1.7. At least for a beginner tutorial.

Checking Your Version of Java

Java 1.6 has been around since December 2006, so chances are you already have it installed on your computer. To find out type the following in either your Terminal (MACs), or Command Line (PCs) java -version

When you do you’ll probably see the following:

  • Download the Oracle JDK7 Mac OS X Port DMG file
  • Open the DMG file by double clicking on it
  • Drag the JDK 1.7.0 Developer Preview icon to the JavaVirtualMachine icon
  • Install Eclipse Java 1.6 & 1.7 for Macs
    Now that you have Java setup on your Mac, it is time to set up Eclipse. Go here to download the Eclipse IDE for Java Developers.
    After you install Eclipse you have to set it up to work with Java.
    • Execute Eclipse and then click on Elipse and Preferences in the top menu
    • Expand the list item named Java and click Installed JREs
    • Click the Add… button
    • Java 1.6 should be set as the default
    • If not select Standard VM in the JRE Popup Window
    • Type /System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk/Contents/Home into JRE home
    • Type Java1.6 as the name
    • Click Finish
    Do the same for Java 1.7, except leave 1.6 as the default and also instead enter Java1.7 for the name and the following for the JRE home /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/JDK 1.7.0 Developer Preview.jdk/Contents/Home
    You’re done and ready to use Java 1.6 & 1.7 in Eclipse
    For PCs go here to download Java 1.7 unless you already have it installed. Make sure you download the JDK and not the JDE. Find the Java executable you just downloaded and double click it. Follow the prompts to install it.

    Eclipse Change Java 1.7 To 1.8

    The Java files will be located at C:Program FilesJavajdk1.7.0 after installation.
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    To get Eclipse to work on PCs is nearly identical to the MAC installation. Go here to download the Eclipse IDE for Java Developers.
    After you install Eclipse you have to set it up to work with Java.
    • Execute Eclipse and then click on Windows and Preferences in the top menu
    • Expand the list item named Java and click the Compiler option (Don’t Expand it)
    • Check if Compiler Compliance Level is set to 1.7
    • If it isn’t change it to 1.7 in the dropdown
    • Click on Installed JREs and if you see jre6 as checked you’re done
    • If jre6 isn’t checked click the Add… button
    • Select Standard VM in the JRE Popup Window
    • Under Directory select the home directory for JRE 1.7 (See Above)
    • Click Finish
    To set up code completion for Java 1.7 in Eclipse just open your preferences folder, click on Compiler, and set Compiler Compliance Level to 1.7. This currently isn’t working for MACs, but should work soon. If you have a PC this will work. See image below to better understand the change.
    That’s All Folks
    I hope this tutorial helps you to easily install Eclipse, so you can use it to learn java. Leave any questions below.

    Eclipse Java 1.7

    1. That’s perfect to me. it coudn’t be better because i was wondering witch application language i have to learn to make somme counting applications. i found that java was the perfect language and quiet frankly i was going to ask you witch to help me choise betwen android and java or purpose to me another language to made some pc applications.
      i am a lucky gay derek to know you.
      sometimes it is enough that I think of something for you to give me the answer. i am in.
      thank you very mutch derk

    2. thanks, bro would u please help us to know about visual basic programming?

    3. is it possible to make a chat application with php ?

    4. I don’t know which version of Eclipse to download. There are many. Which one are you using?

    5. Why when I goto … File> new I get ?
      Thanks for a responce.

    6. Sorry… even entering comments produces errors…

      I recently downloaded Eclipse ee for java developers. I am only using 1.6. I dont see a need to hassle with 1.7 due to my newness of programming.

      When I go to… File>New, the list is blank and shows

      I cant assume i have done anything wrong because I just installed it and have not messed with anything.

      Should have posted here…


    7. May I please request your kind help with installing Eclipse on Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit. I resorted to a Linux distro because my PC repeatedly chrashed under Windows XP Home Edition. I am most grateful for your kind help and advice.

    8. Thank you very much for your most kind help with the Eclipse download. Your instructions have worked well giving me the much needed chance to put in some practise. I am practising with your very helpful code from Tutorials 1, 2, and 3. Sometimes Eclipse detects dead code, though it compiles and runs as expected. Thank you once again for your highly considerate Java Tutorials anlong with your continual help.
      Good wishes to you and best regards, too.

    9. Hi Derek, First of all thanks a lot for all the great Videos and articles, Your explanations are crisp, clear and to the point.. Keep doing the great work.. Now my question is – I’m an professional .NET developer and planning to do some unofficial projects in JAVA, Android and IOS. Am also planning to make a switch from PC to MAC for my JAVA projects, Am planning to buy a MAC Book Pro, since i’m new to MAC i feel difficult to settle into MAC configuraiton..What do you think is the ideal configuration for a Developers MAC Book pro? Eventually i may also start using it for professional and consultation purpose

    Eclipse Java 1.7

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    Discover the new features of the Eclipse 1.7.0 release:

    Eclipse Neon Java 1.7

    • Stabilization of the runtime
    • New list widget and simplify the reference widget
    • Improve support of the legacy tabs

    This release will still contain all the plugins of the 'old' Eclipse EEF runtime (1.5.x), as such it should not have any API breakage with the previous release. The new Eclipse EEF runtime (1.7.0), being contained in a brand new set of plugins, should not have any impact on existing users of the 'old' runtime.

    Sometime in the future, the 'old' Eclipse EEF runtime will be marked as deprecated and it will not be maintained anymore so if you are using it, have a look at the new implementation to migrate to the new approach.

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    All pieces of text in the user interface will support internationalization.

    This release will be compatible with the following environments:

    • Eclipse Neon
    • Eclipse Mars
    • Eclipse Luna

    It will also work on the following Java Runtime environments:

    • Java 1.8
    • Java 1.7
    • Java 1.6
    M12016/07/18This milestone will contain a better support of the legacy tabs defin thanks to the classical properties view framework.