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Thread: Start page similar to Adobe Dreamweaver and MS Visual studio in Eclipse. How are projects managed in Eclipse?

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    Default Start page similar to Adobe Dreamweaver and MS Visual studio in Eclipse. How are projects managed in Eclipse?

    Is there a way to have a start page similar to Adobe Dreamweaver and MS Visual Studio, so that when you open the program it just has a page that lists your recent files, and links to open new files? I think something like that may have appeared when I first started eclipse, but it doesn't happen anymore.

    Secondly, how are projects managed in Eclipse? Are all the projects just listed on the side?

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    Default Re: Start Page Eclispe

    Hello KillaChaos. Welcome to the Java Programming Forums.

    Is there a way to have a start page similar to Adobe Dreamweaver and MS Visual Studio, so that when you open the program it just has a page that lists your recent files, and links to open new files? I think something like that may have appeared when I first started eclipse, but it doesn't happen anymore.
    Yes this is possible. You just need to create an application with a similar GUI that loads before your main application. You could make it list all files in a given directory easily or use a JTree.

    How to Use Trees (The Java™ Tutorials > Creating a GUI with JFC/Swing > Using Swing Components)

    To open the recent files you could use a file chooser

    How to Use File Choosers (The Java™ Tutorials > Creating a GUI with JFC/Swing > Using Swing Components)


    There are several methods you could use..

    I would suggest using Netbeans to create the GUI.

    Secondly, how are projects managed in Eclipse? Are all the projects just listed on the side?
    I use the Package Explorer window on the left hand side to manage my projects. I find it very handy!! You can easily minimize it or change it's position if you wish.
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