Install the Eclipse plug-in

ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Java provides a plug-in for the Eclipse IDE. The plug-in incorporates the API jar files, a set of tools, and documentation for the IDE to help developers create applications using the SDK.


In order to install the Eclipse plug-in, you must have a supported Eclipse IDE installed on your machine. See the system requirements for supported versions and go to the Eclipse downloads page to get the Eclipse version appropriate for your machine. Continue with the steps below once you have installed Eclipse.

  1. Start Eclipse.
  2. In the Eclipse main menu, click Help > Install New Software. The Install window appears.
    Install window in Eclipse
  3. Click the Add button. The Add Repository dialog box appears.
  4. In the Name text box, type a name of your choice. For example, ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Java.
  5. Click the Local button. In the Browse For Folder dialog box, navigate to <installation directory>/sdk/Eclipse Plugin. Select the Eclipse Plugin folder.
  6. Click OK to close the Browse For Folder dialog box.
  7. Click OK to close the Add Repository dialog box.
  8. The plug-in appears in the main list area of the Install window. Check the ArcGIS Runtime for Java check box to select the plug-in.
  9. Click Next. The Install window asks you to review the item to be installed. Click Next.
  10. Accept the license agreement and click Finish.
  11. Agree to restart Eclipse for the plug-in components to be made available.

You should now have Eclipse, ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Java, and the Eclipse plug-in installed on your machine. You are now ready to create a simple map application using the plug-in.


If you have issues installing this plugin such as access restrictions, you may have to run Eclipse as an administrator. For example, on Windows, right-click on your Eclipse desktop icon and choose Run as administrator.