Create a class in Eclipse

Posted in Environment Setup, Java By Raj On November 18, 2017

In my previous article, I have explained how to create Java package using Eclipse, In this article,  I am going to showcase you how to create a new Java class in Eclipse, you can create a new class by using Eclipse New Java Class Wizard

The Java class can be created in different ways in Eclipse, you can

                                                        Go to File -> New -> Class

                                                                           ( or )

                                                       Right click on package folder and select New -> Class

                                                                            ( or )

                                                        Click on Class icon in the toolbar

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In the New Class Wizard fill the following fields

  • The Source Folder and Package details are automatically populated but, you need to ensure that both are pointing to correct folder’s 
  • Enter the class name in the Name textbox – HelloWorld
  • Select the appropriate modifiers for your newly created class – Public
  • Enter the superclass or use browse button to select
  • Enter the interfaces or select add button 
  • Select the stub’s checkbox, here I am selecting public static void main method
  • Select the comments checkbox, if you select, it will automatically add comment’s

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The newly created class should appear in the package explorer and in the editor you should see the code

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