## Sunday, May 24, 2009

### Eclipse project

Each project (workspace) in Eclipse has it's own .project file. To easily open the correct workspace with Eclipse, I wrote a little batch script that can be associated in Windows with the .project files. Now, I only have to double click the .project file and Eclipse will be loaded in the correct workspace.

• Save the batch script bellow and make sure the correct Eclipse.exe file is used. You might want to change the Eclipse options if required.
• Double click on a .project file, the first time Windows will ask how to open this file. Choose the .bat batch file script to open your .project file and make sure to make Windows remembers this option.
• Eclipse will now open with the correct workspace loaded.
`@echo offset ECLIPSE_BIN=R:\tools\eclipse\eclipse.exeset ECLIPSE_OPTIONS=-refresh -showlocation -Xmx512M -XX:MaxPermSize=512mset PROJECT_FULL_PATH=%1%set PROJECT_FOLDER=%PROJECT_FULL_PATH:.project=%cd %PROJECT_FOLDER%cd ..set PROJECT_WORKSPACE="%CD%"start "eclipse" "%ECLIPSE_BIN%" %ECLIPSE_OPTIONS% -data %PROJECT_WORKSPACE%@echo on`