Launching a Java Program
The simplest way to launch a Java program is to run it using a Java
Application launch configuration. This launch configuration type
uses information derived from the workbench preferences and your program's Java
project to launch the program.
- In the Package Explorer, select the Java compilation unit
or class file with the main method you want to launch.
- Press the Run [
] button in the workbench toolbar or select Run > Run
from the workbench menu bar. Alternatively, select Run As > Java
Application in the Package Explorer pop-up menu,
or select Run > Run As > Java Application in the workbench
menu bar, or select Run As > Java Application in the drop-down
menu on the Run tool bar button.
- Your program is now launched, and text output is shown in the
You can also launch a Java program by selecting a project instead of the compilation
unit or class file. You will be prompted to select a class from those
classes that define a main method. (If only one class with a
main method is found in the project, that class is launched as if you selected
Connecting to a remote VM with the Java Remote Application launcher
Re-launching a program
Running and debugging
Setting execution arguments
Stepping through the execution of a program