14 Replies Latest reply: Sep 18, 2006 9:10 AM by 807598 RSS

    Help needed for saving Java file using JCreator

    807598
      When I save java file using JCreator it puts file in C: by default (Snapshot: http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3202/3806/400/JCreator%20file%20saving%20location1.jpg ). Instead I want to save the file in C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.5.0_08\bin. How can I change the path.

      Thanks a lot.
        • 1. Re: Help needed for saving Java file using JCreator
          807598
          I want to change the setting to save the file to C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.5.0_08\bin by default without using the 'Browse' button everytime.
          • 2. Re: Help needed for saving Java file using JCreator
            800322
            I want to change the setting to save the file to
            C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.5.0_08\bin by default
            without using the 'Browse' button everytime.
            First, that's an awful place to store files.
            Second: ask JCreator support. This is a product support question and not really related to Java programming.
            • 3. Re: Help needed for saving Java file using JCreator
              807598
              Thank you CeciNEstPasUnProgrammeur for a quick reply. I asked this question here hoping that many will be using JCreator. Sorry if its not the right place.

              You wrote "First, that's an awful place to store files." Shall I know why. When I install Java SDK it generally use to reside in C:\jdk... But this when I installed it, it was automatically placed inside Program Files C:\Program Files\Java\jdk...( This time my OS is XP Media Centre while I used XP Pro earlier).

              Is there any disadvantage/problem because of jdk being inside C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.5.0_08.

              Thanks a lot.
              • 4. Re: Help needed for saving Java file using JCreator
                800322
                You wrote "First, that's an awful place to store
                files." Shall I know why.
                The problem is not with having that directory, it's with storiung things there. You only need that place in your system path, because all you want to do with it is call the .exes inside.

                Your classes and other files should be someplace else, where you won't lose them even if you uninstall that JDK, and where you can keep track of all the libraries and packages used.
                • 5. Re: Help needed for saving Java file using JCreator
                  807598
                  Ok. Shall I save the files/classes in C:\some new folder. If do so what changes should I with the paths (I think there were lots discussion in this topic earlier. Could you give me a good link please).

                  Will it be a good to save those files/classes in drives other that C:. (I wont lose the files even if I format C: while installing OS).

                  Thank You.
                  • 6. Re: Help needed for saving Java file using JCreator
                    800322
                    Ok. Shall I save the files/classes in C:\some new
                    folder.
                    Yes.
                    If do so what changes should I with the paths
                    Nothing.
                    Will it be a good to save those files/classes in
                    drives other that C:. (I wont lose the files even if
                    I format C: while installing OS).
                    Doesn't matter at all.
                    1) They just have to be in the CLASSPATH
                    2) The system's CLASSPATH setting doesn'T matter anyway since you use an IDE
                    • 7. Re: Help needed for saving Java file using JCreator
                      807598
                      Doesn't matter at all.
                      1) They just have to be in the CLASSPATH
                      I dont understand what a CLASSPATH is.

                      How and where can I check whether the directory I use to save is in CLASSPATH.
                      2) The system's CLASSPATH setting doesn'T matter
                      anyway since you use an IDE
                      IDE - did you mean JCreator ( I am new to JAVA and JCreator. I dont know whether JCreator is an IDE or not. I just came accross the name JCreator in this forum. I downloaded with crack using file sharing networks. Is it ok for me to use JCreator at this stage or should I use something else. While searching through this entire forum I came accross various editors and IDEs like Eclipse SDK, Notepad++, NetBeans, jEdit, Bluej, JPad Pro, JCreator, Crimson Editor, Zeus, idea, SciTE, SoftSmithy, etc., Some are proprietary softwares some are open source softwares. I always prefer to use open source products. So first I tried JEdit, but I could not turn on the automatic indentation. So I tried JCreator. Apart from automatic indentation and colouring it has autocomplete features. I felt comfortable and its reasonably fast. So till now I am sticking to it. Do anyothet code editor has additional features. Will that be helpful for me at this early stage ? )

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                      Madhu84
                      • 8. Re: Help needed for saving Java file using JCreator
                        807598
                        I use JCreator. When you go to File > New File, you can type in the name of the file and change where you want to save it.
                        • 9. Re: Help needed for saving Java file using JCreator
                          794342
                          I want to change the setting to save the file to ... by default without using the 'Browse' button everytime.
                          Configure/Options/Directories/Default Project Directory
                          • 10. Re: Help needed for saving Java file using JCreator
                            807598
                            Configure/Options/Directories/Default Project
                            Directory
                            Thank you. I changed the 'Default Project Directory'.

                            The 'Project Path' in the 'New Project Wizard' has changed.

                            But the default file saving location (C: http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3202/3806/400/JCreator%20file%20saving%20location1.jpg ) did not change.
                            • 11. Re: Help needed for saving Java file using JCreator
                              794342
                              works fine for JCreator 2.5 (still available as download)

                              when you create a new file, just type in the class name and the directory will be
                              automatically created (under that specified in the default settings)

                              for JCreator 3.0, you need to create a workspace (file/new blank workspace),
                              give it a name/location, then all files will default there (until new workspace set)

                              JCreator 2.5 is simpler when doing just stand-alone files.
                              • 12. Re: Help needed for saving Java file using JCreator
                                807598
                                works fine for JCreator 2.5 (still available as
                                download)
                                I am using JCreator v3.50 Pro. Where can I get the full version of v2.50

                                I changed the project path ( http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3202/3806/400/current%20project%20directory%20path1.0.jpg ) as I told there was no change.

                                I even tried reinstalling the sw. By setting JDK JavaDoc directory in JCreator ( http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3202/3806/400/setting%20directory1.jpg ). But the file always gets saved in C: ( http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3202/3806/400/JCreator%20file%20saving%20location1.jpg )
                                • 13. Re: Help needed for saving Java file using JCreator
                                  800308
                                  Madhu,

                                  Google "programmers editor" (I like http://www.editplus.com)... a simple text editor is a lot easier to use for simple programming exercises and examples... because it allows you to concentrate on the language, instead of dealing with some smartass IDE.

                                  I reckon the IDE vendors really should address this, because it puts learners off their packages, which has to impact their market share eventually. Java (et al) is kicking .net's posterior because it's cheaper & easier & to learn... not coz it's got a snazzier IDE.

                                  Come back to the IDE when you know the language, or nead it's features, like Struts code generation, UML modeling, refactoring, or Georges favourite... automatic war deployment.

                                  I know this probably isn't what you wanted to here. But your frustrating experience just trying to get the sucker to save a file where you want to is exactly the kind of thing I'm banging on about.

                                  Cheers. Keith.
                                  • 14. Re: Help needed for saving Java file using JCreator
                                    807598
                                    Sure Keith. In the above posts all i wanted to know is whether there was anyway to solve the problem. If there no way, obviously none of us can do anything.

                                    Now I have uninstalled JCreator (since i experieneced someother problems too).

                                    Please suggest be a editor/IDE my necessities are:
                                    1. Auto indentation,
                                    2. Colouring the key/reserved words,
                                    3. Step by step execution to follow the program flow
                                    4. Feature to see the value of the local variable.

                                    Thanks a lot.

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                                    Madhu84