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Eclipse Plug-in Developer Guide
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Installing the examples

Installing examples via the Update Manager

The Eclipse SDK examples are found on the Eclipse project update site. To locate and install them into a product:

  1. Open the main update manager by clicking Help > Install New Software... . This opens the Install Wizard.
  2. Select The Eclipse Project Updates site.
  3. Ensure Group items by category is unchecked.
  4. Type "Eclipse SDK Examples" in the search field.
  5. Select "Eclipse SDK Examples" and click Next.
  6. Review the items being installed, and click Next.
  7. Review and accept the license terms, and click Finish.
  8. Click Yes when asked to exit and restart the workbench for the changes to take effect. The examples are now installed in the workbench. Note: you can also click on Apply Now to dynamically install the examples into the current configuration.

Installing examples manually

To install the examples from a stand-alone zip file:
  1. Download the appropriate Eclipse SDK Example zip file from the Eclipse project web site at
  2. Extract the contents of the zip file to a new empty directory inside the dropins directory of your Eclipse installation.
  3. Start or restart Eclipse.

You can verify that examples have been installed by looking for File > New > Example... in the workbench menu bar.

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