Using Eclipse to Create Projects from Existing Source
Posted on 2010-11-19
I am new to Eclipse and have been having a really hard time trying to create a project from an existing source. I read through answers to similar questions but nothing has worked for me so far. Thank you in advance for taking a look at my problem and I apologize if the matter's trivial.
I am trying to create a project from the source code contained in the folder:
However, BayesianNetworks is only one of the folders I am interested in. The complete package/folder structure is attached in the first image (e.g. InterchangFormat, JavaBayesInterface, etc...). All the packages (given as subdirectories of Source) import the packages they require.
Now, to create a new project from BayesianNetworks, this is what I did:
1- Set my workspace as:
2- File - New - Java Project. In the dialog box, I entered BayesianNetworks for project name and selected the radiobutton for creating a project from existing source with the following source specified:
This is given in the second image attached.
In the JavaBuild settings, I left everything as is (I previous tried creating a src folder and importing all the .java files to it, but that didn't work). So my JavaBuild is just the default.
3- In the run configuration, I added:
to the source lookup path, classpath and specified Tester.java (in the BayesianNetworks package/subdirectory) as my main class. Tester.java is a very simple java file containing nothing but a main method and is given in the third image.
4- When I attempt to run it, I get "Editor does not contain a main type" and can't execute my program (the fourth image).
Can I please know what on earth have I done wrong? I've been trying to figure this out for three hours now. I really appreciate any help I can get. Thank you again.