Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

eclipse views

Posted on 2014-01-17
9
247 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-31
Hi,

I would like to know why there are different view in eclipse. what is the difference between each view. What is the difference between vies like navigation and project explorer etc.
I was looking for jar files which i am not able to see in navigation view but able to see when i added 'project explorer view'
please advise
Any links resources ideas highly appreciated. Thanks in advance
0
Comment
Question by:gudii9
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
9 Comments
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:CPColin
CPColin earned 150 total points
ID: 39789871
What is the difference between vies like navigation and project explorer etc.

Looks like you found one already. The different views are there because different developers work best with different sets of information. I never bother with the Navigator view myself, instead preferring the Project Explorer. It's up to you to decide which view you like best.
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
Mahesh Bhutkar earned 350 total points
ID: 39793686
1.Project Explorer - This is an instance of the CommonNavigator that is provided by the org.eclipse.ui.navigator.resources plugin. It provides a view of the workspace and has a large number of NCEs contributed for resources, Java, C, Web Tools, Data Tools, PHP, etc.
It provides a hierarchical view of the artifacts in the Workbench, which is customized by the specific configuration of your Workbench.

2.Package Explorer - Provided by the Java Development Tools (JDT) UI project, this provides a view of Java classes for the workspace. Generally speaking, the presentation of the Package Explorer and Project Explorer for Java objects is substantially similar. The JDT is not used for projects beyond Java. The Project Explorer shows you additional tree nodes like Deployment Descriptor and JavaScript Resources. You can see (and configure) all available contributions in Project Explorer / Customize View... / Content.

3.Navigator - This view is an implementation of the now deprecated (as of 3.5) org.eclipse.ui.views.navigator.ResourceNavigator class provided in the org.eclipse.ui.ide plugin. It shows only the workspace resources and does not support extensibility to show other content. In a future release, the Navigator view will be provided by an implementation of the CommonNavigator.
Navigator provides a pure directory hierarchy view of projects.  

You can use either of them one as per your comfort level OR even keep those tabs side-by-side and use them as per your requirement.
0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:gudii9
ID: 39797874
I was looking for jar files which i am not able to see in navigation view but able to see when i added 'project explorer view'

why jars not shown in the navigation view.
Please advise

3.Navigator - This view is an implementation of the now deprecated (as of 3.5)

I wonder why it is deprecated
0
Master Your Team's Linux and Cloud Stack!

The average business loses $13.5M per year to ineffective training (per 1,000 employees). Keep ahead of the competition and combine in-person quality with online cost and flexibility by training with Linux Academy.

 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:CPColin
ID: 39797883
why jars not shown in the navigation view.
Please advise

They just aren't. Somebody, when developing Eclipse, made the decision that one view wouldn't show them and another view would. Even they have probably forgotten why. The point to having both views be available is that, if you don't like one, you can just pick the other.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:Mahesh Bhutkar
ID: 39799278
3.Navigator - This view is an implementation of the now deprecated (as of 3.5)
I wonder why it is deprecated

As I said, the Navigator view will be provided by an implementation of the CommonNavigator.  This will be the new implmentation which will be enhance and added more features.

You can use any of them as per your comfort.
0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:gudii9
ID: 39816128
mine says

Eclipse IDE for Java Developers

Version: Juno Service Release 2

does that mean it is beynd 3.5. please advise
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:Mahesh Bhutkar
ID: 39817051
Yes Juno is beyond 3.5 release. See below,

Eclipse Version      Project Name
Eclipse 3.0      
Eclipse 3.1      
Eclipse 3.2          Callisto
Eclipse 3.3          Europa
Eclipse 3.4          Ganymede
Eclipse 3.5          Galileo
Eclipse 3.6          Helios
Eclipse 3.7          Indigo
Eclipse 4.2          Juno
Eclipse 4.3          Kepler
0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:gudii9
ID: 39818636
As I said, the Navigator view will be provided by an implementation of the CommonNavigator.  This will be the new implmentation which will be enhance and added more features.


I see Navigator view only but not 'CommonNavigator'. How to enable 'CommonNavigator' please advise
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:Mahesh Bhutkar
ID: 39820024
'CommonNavigator' is an implementation at code level where Navigator view is provided with more features.
0

Featured Post

MIM Survival Guide for Service Desk Managers

Major incidents can send mastered service desk processes into disorder. Systems and tools produce the data needed to resolve these incidents, but your challenge is getting that information to the right people fast. Check out the Survival Guide and begin bringing order to chaos.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Windows 10 IE Certificate Issue 10 51
login jsp example 24 65
hibernate example using maven 12 56
ejb message driven bean mdb creation steps 2 19
By the end of 1980s, object oriented programming using languages like C++, Simula69 and ObjectPascal gained momentum. It looked like programmers finally found the perfect language. C++ successfully combined the object oriented principles of Simula w…
Basic understanding on "OO- Object Orientation" is needed for designing a logical solution to solve a problem. Basic OOAD is a prerequisite for a coder to ensure that they follow the basic design of OO. This would help developers to understand the b…
Viewers learn how to read error messages and identify possible mistakes that could cause hours of frustration. Coding is as much about debugging your code as it is about writing it. Define Error Message: Line Numbers: Type of Error: Break Down…
Viewers will learn how to properly install Eclipse with the necessary JDK, and will take a look at an introductory Java program. Download Eclipse installation zip file: Extract files from zip file: Download and install JDK 8: Open Eclipse and …

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question