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10.4.3 Using Eclipse for an Existing Project

In the previous section, we mentioned that the second wizard screen in setting up a Java project allowed you to override the default path for a project. If you have an existing Java program, point the project path to the directory that is the base for that program’s packages. When you create the project (in other


Figure 10.15 The Java perspective

words, when you hit the Finish button in the wizard), Eclipse will scan that directory and analyze what it finds there. It does an excellent job of importing a project and “eclipsifying” it, even to the point of recognizing and analyzing an ant’s build.xml file.