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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).

Installing e(fx)clipse IDE.

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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.
  2. Press the "Yes" button.

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Setup a target platform for your application development

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  1. Open Window > Preferences > Plugin-in Development > Target Platform
  2. Click Add ...

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  1. Select "Nothing: Start with an empty target definition".

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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. Finish and activate the new target.
  5. <<TODO: find screen capture>>

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  1. The resolving will take less then one minute on most systems.

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  1. Press the "Finish" button.
  2. Make the new "e(fx)elipse" Target definition the default.
  3. Press the "Apply" button.
  4. Press the "OK" button.

A quick peak at what is now installed

New Wizards

Package Explorer Right Click New Project.png Project Explorer New Other JavaFX.png JavaFX Preview.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 File:Preferences Templates.png

New View

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