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Installing e(fx)clipse IDE.

How to install e(fx)clipse on a Mars 4.5.0 version of eclipse These instructions were written and the screen captures taken with a clean install of the Eclipse for RCP and RAP Developers 64 bit package available here ( The Operating system used was Windows 7 SP1. These steps do not include the install of eclipse 4.5.0 (Mars).

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  1. Select the Help menu.
  2. Select the Install New Software... option.
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  1. Select the --All Available Sites -- option from the Work with: drop down list.
  2. Uncheck the Group items by category check box in the bottom details section.
  3. Check only the e(fx)clipse - IDE Name option. All the other options starting with e(fx)clipse - IDE are subsets of the full e(fx)clipse IDE. The e(fx)clipse - Minimal JavaFX OSGi integration bundles option is out of scope for these instructions.
  4. Press the Next > button.
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  1. Press the Next > button.
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  1. Press the I accept the terms of the license agreement radio button.
  2. Press the Finish button.
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  1. Wait about 2 minutes for the install to complete.
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  1. Press the Yes button.

Setup a target platform for your application development

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  1. Open Window > Preferences > Plugin-in Development > Target Platform
  2. Click Add ... on the right.
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  1. Select Nothing: Start with an empty target definition.
  2. Press the Next > button.
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  1. Enter e(fx)clipse as the target platform name.
  2. Press the Add... button.
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  1. Select Software Site. Then press the Next > button.
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  1. Enter as the site. Press the enter key while in the Work with: text box.
  2. Expand FX Target and check Target Platform for Eclipse
  3. Uncheck Include required software check box.
  4. Press the Finish button.
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  1. The resolving will take less then one minute on most systems.
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  1. Check the e(fx)clipse check box to make the new target platform the (Active) platform.
  2. Press the Apply button.
  3. Press the OK button.

A quick peak at what is now installed

New Wizards

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Project Explorer New Other JavaFX.png
JavaFX HTML Template.png
JavaFX Project Create a Java Project.png
Product Configuration.png
Create a Java Project.png
FXGraph File.png
FXML File.png
JavaFX 3.x ViewPart.png
JavaFX Main Class.png
JavaFX Preloader Class.png
New FX-OSGi application.png
New FX-OSGi Bundle.png
New e4 FX application.png

New Preferences

Preferences JavaFX.png
Preferences JavaFX CSS.png
Preferences JavaFX CSS Syntax Coloring.png
Preferences JavaFX CSS Template.png
Preferences JavaFX CSSExtDsl.png
Preferences JavaFX CSSExtDsl Compiler.png
Preferences CSSExtDsl Template.png
Preferences FXGraph.png
Preferences FXGraph Compiler.png
Preferences FXGraph Syntax Coloring.png
Preferences FXGraph Syntax Coloring.png

New View

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