JCreator is an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for developing
Java programs. It allows you to edit, compile and run Java programs all
at one place.
Follow these steps to install JCreator LE
Minor annoyances you may encounter using JCreator:
- Make sure you've installed J2SDK
- If you've installed Version 1.5.* and used the default
settings, there should be a folder C:/Program Files/Java/jdk1.5.* on your computer
- Get the setup program Setup.exe on your computer
- You can go to
http://www.jcreator.com/download.htm to download JCreator LE
3.50. They want to email it to you. When you finally get it, open the
zipped file and run the Setup.exe.
- Or you can download the Setup.exe directly from here.
- Run Setup.exe to install JCreator LE
- Run Setup.exe by double-clicking the file icon. A setup window will appear to guide you through the setup process.
- At each step, simply click Next
button to advance to the next step. At the second step, you need to
select "I accept the agreement" to be able to continue. At the last
step, click the "Install" button.
- When the setup process completes, an icon of JCreator LE
will appear on the desktop of your computer. You can double-click this
icon to start JCreator.
- Start JCreator for the first time
- A setup wizard will appear when you run JCreator for the first time
the steps of the wizard to set the JDK path to be c:/Program
Files/Java/jdk1.5.* (* part depends on the version of J2SDK you've
installed). This is the important step. Messing it up seems difficult
to correct (something hidden in the registry that doesn't remove with
- You can skip the path to documentation if you haven't installed the SDK API documentation.
1. Indentation of my programs won't work unless you change the tab
size to 8 characters:
Configure | Options | Editor Java Tabs Size:8
2. If JCreator starts in a Workspace (you can determine if it does if
the title bar has a word before "JCreator") which will make compiling and
running your program difficult, do:
Configure | Options | Workspace unclick "Open last workspace at startup".
3. sometimes the Compile and Execute buttons become inactive due to
some "Tool" running, so in the Tools menu click Stop Tool.
4. We won't be using the Project or Workspace features of JCreator.
Use them if you want but don't ask me anything about them.
5. sometimes someone has "hidden" the syntax error pane, so at the
bottom of the JCreator window "pull up" that pane.