The Java™ EE perspective includes workbench views
that you can use when developing resources for enterprise applications, EJB
modules, Web modules, application client modules, and connector projects or
You can rearrange the location, tiling, and size of the views within the
perspective. You can also add other views to the Java EE perspective by clicking
selecting the view.
The workbench provides synchronization between different views and editors.
This is also true in the J2EE perspective.
By default, the Java EE perspective includes the following
- The Project Explorer view provides an integrated view of your projects
and their artifacts related to J2EE development. You can show or hide your
projects based on working sets. This view displays navigable models of J2EE
deployment descriptors, Java artifacts (source folders, packages,
and classes), navigable models of the available Web services, and specialized
views of Web modules to simplify the development of dynamic Web applications.
In addition, EJB database mapping and the configuration of projects for a
J2EE application server are made readily available.
- The Outline view in the Java EE perspective shows the outline of
the file that you are editing. For example, if you are using a tabbed deployment
descriptor editor, the Outline view shows the outline for the selected page's
elements, and if you are editing on the Source tab, the outline for the XML
source is displayed. If you are editing an enterprise bean in the Java editor,
the Outline view shows the outline for the Java class.
- The Tasks view lists the to-do items that you have entered.
- The Problems view displays problems, warnings, or errors associated with
the selected project. You can double-click on an item to address the specific
problem in the appropriate resource.
- The Properties view provides a tabular view of the properties and associated
values of objects in files you have open in an editor.
- The Servers view shows all the created server instances. You can start
and stop each server from this view, and you can launch the test client.
- The Snippets view provides categorized pieces of code that you can insert
into appropriate places in your source code.
Data Source Explorer
- The Data Source Explorer provides a list of configured connection profiles.
If categories are enabled, you can see the list grouped into categories. Use
the Data Source Explorer to connect to, navigate, and interact with resources
associated with the selected connection profile. It also provides import and
export capabilities to share connection profile definitions with other Eclipse
- The Status bar provides a description of the location of selected objects
in the Project Explorer views in the left side. When file and deployment descriptors
are open, the status bar shows the read-only state of the files and the line
and column numbers when applicable. Sometimes when long operations run, a
status monitor will appear in the status bar, along with a button with a stop
sign icon. Clicking the stop sign stops the operation when the operation can