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Eclipse Builder - Tutorial

Lars Vogel

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16.10.2009

Eclipse Builder

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Table of Contents

1. Eclipse Builder
2. About this website
2.1. Donate to support free tutorials
2.2. Questions and discussion
2.3. License for this tutorial and its code
3. Links and Literature
3.1. Source Code
3.2. Eclipse Builder
3.3. vogella Resources

1. Eclipse Builder

Eclipse supports the concept of natures and builders. For each project you can register a nature for which you can associate a certain builder. A builder is an object that manipulates your resources in your Eclipse IDE and creates other resources.

For example the "Java Builder" is used to translate Java Source files into .class files.

You can create your own builders by implementing the extension point "org.eclipse.core.resources.builders".

Each builder is subclassed from "IncrementalProjectBuilder" and must implement the method build().

In case autobuild is active then this method is called from the eclipse Framework if resources are changed. The method is also called if the user selects "Clean", "Build" or "Build All" from the menu.

Builder are included in the file ".project" in the buildCommands tag.

The method build() get a parameter if a full build (FULL_BUILD) or a delta build (INCREMENTAL_BUILD) has to be done. To get the changes in case of a delta build you can use the getDelta(getProject() call which returns a "IResourceDelta".

For more information on builders please see the article in the appendix.

2. About this website

2.1. Donate to support free tutorials

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2.2. Questions and discussion

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2.3. License for this tutorial and its code

This tutorial is Open Content under the CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 DE license. Source code in this tutorial is distributed under the Eclipse Public License. See the vogella License page for details on the terms of reuse.

3. Links and Literature

3.1. Source Code

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3.3. vogella Resources

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