Robocode/Eclipse/Create a Project

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Youtube has a video of Creating an Eclipse Robocode Project in action: click here to watch

In order to build a Robocode robot in Eclipse, we first have to create a Project to store them in. This page will assist you in setting that up.

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Creating a Project for your Robots

First, select File->New->Project in the menu.

Shows how to select a new project from the File menu in Eclipse


In the New Project dialog, select Java Project then click Next.

Shows a dialog for creating a new project by selecting a wizard


Type in a name for your project. A project can contain just one robot or many robots, so choose a name to suit your plans. Here we use the name MyRobots as the name for the new project. When you have written the name of the new project then click Next. But do not click Finish yet!

Shows a dialog for creating a new Java project where the user must type in a name for the new project


Oops! I clicked Finish. What to do?

If you clicked Finish by mistake, you can find the rest of the screens shown by right-clicking on the project named MyRobots, then select Properties, and then select Java Build Path.

New Project

Select the Libraries tab, then click on Add External JARs:

Shows that the "Libraries" tab must be selected and then the "Add External Jars..." on the pane with Java Settings in the New Java Project dialog


Browse to the robocode directory, select the libs directory and then click the Open.

Shows the JAR Selection dialog where the user must first select the libs dir within the Robocode root dir and press the "Open" button


Next, select the robocode.jar and then click the Open.

Shows the JAR Selection dialog where the user must secondly select the robocode.jar file within the libs dir and press the "Open" button


Now you must select the Javadoc location: (None) under robocode.jar and click Edit...

Shows that the "Javadoc location: (None)" line under "robocode.jar" must be selected and then the "Edit..." in the New Java Project dialog


Type in (or browse to) the path for robocode.jar again. Optionally, enter the location of Robocode's Javadocs. The window should now look like this:

Shows a dialog where the user must specify the URL of the Javadoc location path of Robocode


Click OK, then click Finish to build your project.

Congratulations! Your new project is ready. :-)

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