Programmatically generate an Eclipse project
I use eclipse to work on an application which was originally created independently of eclipse. As such, the application's directory structure is decidedly not eclipse-friendly.
I want to programmatically generate a project for the application. The
.classpath files are easy enough to figure out, and I've learned that projects are stored in the workspace under
Unfortunately, some of the files under here (particularly
.location) seem to be encoded in some kind of binary format. On a hunch I tried to deserialize it using
ObjectInputStream - no dice. So it doesn't appear to be a serialized java object.
My question is: is there a way to generate these files automatically?
For the curious, the error I get trying to deserialize the
.location file is the following:
java.io.StreamCorruptedException: java.io.StreamCorruptedException: invalid stream header: 40B18B81
Update: My goal here is to be able to replace the New Java Project wizard with a command-line script or program. The reason is the application in question is actually a very large J2EE/weblogic application, which I like to break down into a largish (nearly 20) collection of subprojects. Complicating matters, we use clearcase for SCM and create a new branch for every release. This means I need to recreate these projects for every development view (branch) I create. This happens often enough to automate.
Asked by: Catherine491 | Posted: 28-01-2022
You should be able to accomplish this by writing a small Eclipse plugin. You could even extend it out to being a "headless" RCP app, and pass in the command line arguments you need.
The barebones code to create a project is:
IProgressMonitor progressMonitor = new NullProgressMonitor(); IWorkspaceRoot root = ResourcesPlugin.getWorkspace().getRoot(); IProject project = root.getProject("DesiredProjectName"); project.create(progressMonitor); project.open(progressMonitor);
Just take a look at the eclipse code for the Import Project wizard to give you a better idea of where to go with it.Answered by: Tess885 | Posted: 01-03-2022
It can create eclipse projects from ant.Answered by: Maddie575 | Posted: 01-03-2022
To create java project you can use JavaCore from
org.eclipse.jdt.core.JavaCore. As a
sourceProject you can use generic project item, which has been suggested by @James Van Huis
Answered by: Leonardo885 | Posted: 01-03-2022
IJavaProject javaSourceProject = JavaCore.create(sourceProject);
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