Ganymede Update Site

COM Plug-in for Eclipse

Using the Eclipse update manager is the recommended way to install the COM Plug-in for Eclipse. The update manager can be configured to automatically notify and download updates as soon as they arrive relieving you of the burden to check for new updates manually.

The instructions below are for installing the COM Plugin on Eclipse 3.4 (Ganymede). For instructions on installing using Eclipse 3.3 (Europa) click here

  1. Select "Help » Software Updates..." menu option
  2. The "Software Updates and Add-ons" dialog appears. Select the "Available Software" tab.
    Software Updates and Add-ons
  3. Click the "Add Site" button and in the Add Site dialog enter the update url;
    Add Site Dialog
  4. Eclipse will now add the COM Plugin site to the list of Available Software. Expand the site and select the features you would like and click the Install... button.
    COM Plugin features
  5. Eclipse begins the update process by resolving dependancies and then prompts you again for the features you would like to install.
    COM Plugin Feature Prompt
  6. Make sure that the checkbox next to the "COM Plug-in for Eclipse" is selected. The other features listed here are optional and can be added later by following this process again so don't feel compelled to install everything at once.
    1. com4j development environment
      This optional feature contains the com4j development environment and runtime. Use it to build and run COM projects using the com4j frameworks.
    2. com2java com java stub generator
      This optional feature provides a beta version of the J-Integra® com2java tool integration. You must have J-Integra® installed to use this feature. This feature will NOT work with a trial license.
  7. Click "Next" and then Read/Accept the license agreement
  8. Click "Finish" to begin the download. The download time will vary depending on the speed of your internet connection.
    Update Manager Downloading
  9. Lastly you will be prompted to restart Eclipse. It is recommended that you click "Yes" and do the restart. The plug-in will not operate correctly if use the "Apply Changes" button.
    Restart Eclipse
  10. That's it! The COM Plug-in should now be installed and ready to go. Checkout the Getting Started guide in the help.