Actually I love the idea to be able to write Java in VS. The only thing that is really missing is Intellisense implementation.
I just inspected the repository and there seem quite a lot lines that relate to Intellisense. Unfortunately I'm somehow not able to get the extension working from your source code (some ccrewrite errors), so I'll just ask:
I've installed this on VS 2010 Pro and VS 2012 Premium on Win7 x64. Downloaded presumably the latest extension vsix, but the version reported in VS Help/About is 1.0, not 1.1.
I don't see any background highlighting at breakpoints as described although the breakpoint line indicator seems to work correctly.
Project configuration > Application > Startup object apparently can't be set. The dropdown contains only (Not Set) and can't be edited.
I can't access a class in a library project from the main function in an app project. App and library classes are in same package and build correctly copies the library jar to the app's Debug folder. The debugger starts the app, but attempting to use the class in the library thows NoClassDefFoundError. Is the library class not found because the manifest in its jar file contains only version information? If so, how do I modify the manifests in this environment?
The last problem is surely my inexperience with Java, but it would be nice to have Documentation (or alternately a downloadable example project) that shows how to tie together code in multiple projects in this environment.
All that said, thanks for a pretty cool extension.
Unable to install in my Visual Studio with following details. ---------------------------- Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop Version 11.0.61030.00 Update 4 Microsoft .NET Framework Version 4.5.50938 Installed Version: Desktop Express Team Explorer for Visual Studio 2012 05695-004-0030004-02515 Microsoft Team Explorer for Visual Studio 2012 Visual Basic 2012 05695-004-0030004-02515 Microsoft Visual Basic 2012 Visual C# 2012 05695-004-0030004-02515 Microsoft Visual C# 2012 Visual C++ 2012 05695-004-0030004-02515 Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 NuGet Package Manager 2.6.40627.9000 NuGet Package Manager in Visual Studio. For more information about SQL Server Data Tools 11.1.20828.01 ---------------------------- upon OS Windows 7 (Prof) x64
Unfortunately (at least for potential users of this extension), Microsoft does not allow third parties to create extensions which can be installed in the Express editions of Visual Studio. Please consider removing this vote because there really is no way for me to address this concern.
Spot on! Instantly provides syntax highlighting for Java. Took a little tweaking to get to my tastes. Would it be possible to import settings from C++ (or other text editor) that is already set up? Such as tab settings etc.?
Personally, I use this extension for editing rather than compile/debug so I'd be more interested in code completion, code auto-formatting, etc. being implemented to bring the features in line with the C++ editor.
--------------------------- Microsoft Visual Studio --------------------------- This preview version of the Java debugger only supports starting execution in a named class; the class name may be configured in the project properties on the Debug tab. --------------------------- OK ---------------------------
I always got an error: C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.8.0_05\bin\javac.exe -verbose -g -d obj/Debug/ -Xlint -deprecation src/main/java/pkg/Program.java i:\testprj\ConsoleApplication7\packages\Tvl.Java.1.0.0-alpha001\build\Tvl.Jvm.Common.targets(3018,5): error MSB3030: Could not copy the file "obj\Debug\ConsoleApplication7.jar" because it was not found. Done building project "ConsoleApplication7.javaproj" -- FAILED.
My Env.: visual studio 2013 ultimate jdk 1.8 default project which created by wizard
After some testing and fixing some problems i got it work - Debugger works fine, highlight is basically implemented. Anyways I'm missing the Codecompletion - If that would be integrated it will be perfect for me
RUnning VS2013 Professional on Win 8.1 Pro x64 JDK 7 (u60) x86/x64 installed
Thank you for the package, it has proven to be an asset. We have no need to compile the code in VS 2013, since it would not make sense. I like the features that provide the ability to write java code into VS 2013.
Good work! please let me know if you are planning to adding additional features.
This is a junk that doesn't do anything. Poorly written description that intends to deceive someone who is looking to test something quickly. This guy Harwell is a clown that wastes your time. Both this packages, Java Language Support, and PHP Language Support are junks that don't support anything. You can open your java files and php files and see some code... so what? IDIOT! I hate idiots who waste my time. I reported this guy for his deceptively named packages that a 12 years old can produce and he put them up online to waste your time! Curses!!!!!!!!!!! Idiot clown!
I reported this: This package doesn't support java. It doesn't do anything, no compile, no way to even start a project for java, not to mention debugging. It wasted my time, the whole day, trying to figure out just exactly what it does. This guy is a fraud. Remove this package.
The best tool I found that closet to real java ext to visual studio 2010 is here: http://improve.dk/compiling-java-in-visual-studio/
Hi ChristopherNemo, this extension only provides the features listed in the description. I never mentioned or suggested features such as a project system, compilation, or debugging. As you describe in your review, "You can open your java files and php files and see some code"; since this is not a feature provided with Visual Studio 2010 by default, I released this extension to help a select group of users who are after the specific features provided by this extension.
Thanks Sam! This works well for us and fills a small void. We have projects that contain Java and .Net code, and whilst we managed to drive the entire build from MSBuild, we didn't have a good environment for viewing the entire project from one tool. We do now and appreciate the effort to put his extension together.
I'm getting the following error when trying to build a Java project with VS2010. ""jar.exe" exited with code 1."
I have the lastest Java SDK installed.
I also had a previous error message on creating a new Java project which was fixed by installing NuGet.
Any ideas? Thanks!
This was fixed as described in the following issue, but is not yet part of a release:
Can you post future issues on the issue tracker? I don't normally get notified of comments or replies here.
I'm using VS2013 and i have updated jdk from 1.7 64bit to 1.8 32bit. I also update the path. My code is successfully compile with jdk 1.8, but the console run with jdk 1.7 command ? what should i do ?
sorry for bad english
I noticed that when I debug/run a file, a classpath is being specified (the jar file built), and this is causing my existing classpath to be ignored (I even added an extra cp command to the command line options, but that doesn't work either). Is there I way I can append entries to the classpath override for debug/run? I'm willing to edit the configuration files, if necessary.
I cannot debug my Java project as it contains additional referenced jar files (added as Reference using the UI) and when calling the debugger these jar files are not passed as classpath to the java.exe.
Compiling is working fine as they are passed to javac, but not to java when debugging/testing.
My IDE is set so that when a project is created, it doesn't get saved immediately, giving me a way to discard projects without leaving them on my computer.
Anyway when I create a new Java console app, I get the following error message:
"Unable to locate the solution directory. Please ensure that the solution has been saved."
I believe this happens because the project is created in some unknown temp folder elsewhere in the system.
The project is created, but then when I attempt to save it I get this error:
"The operation could not be completed"
Please fix this, and if you have a chance, please comment on, so I get notified.
I've got a solution with one library project and one app project with library and app classes in the same package. After building the solution, if in a command window I cd to the app's Debug folder and execute the following, the app successfully executes and is able to create an instance of the class in the library and call a method on it.
if not exist .\tmp mkdir tmp
jar -xvf ..\org.ptse.ClassLibrary0.jar
jar -xvf ..\org.ptse.JavaApp0.jar
jar -cvf ..\org.ptse.JavaApp0.jar -e org.ptse.JavaApp0 .
java -cp org.ptse.JavaApp0.jar org.ptse.JavaApp0
When I attempt to execute the app in the IDE debugger creating an instance of the library's class throws NoClassDefFoundError despite the build having copied the library jar to the app's Debug directory. (I.e. the library jar is in the same folder as the app's.)
Is there a way to configure the projects so that in the IDE debugger I can run the app and it be able to access the library without throwing an exception?
Things to note:
Commands in the app's post-build event are never called neither in the default configuration nor when configured to be called whenever build changes the output.
Manifest files in the jars contain only version information and no paths.
Stepping through code with the debugger does not highlight current point in code. However, the current-line indicator seems to work. (Your description highlights that highlights work which is not my experience.)
Visual Studio Help > About displays extension version is 1.0 not 1.1 despite being downloaded using the download button on Dec. 10, 2014 where the project is supposed to be at version 1.1.
Above problems occur in both VS 2010 Pro and VS 2012 Premium on Win7 x64.
Thanks for any help you can provide!
I create Java console application from template. Build fails with no diagnostic:
------ Build started: Project: ConsoleApplication4, Configuration: Debug Any CPU ------
Done building project "ConsoleApplication4.javaproj" -- FAILED.
========== Build: 0 succeeded or up-to-date, 1 failed, 0 skipped ==========
I have JDK 1.7.0_51 64 bit installed.
I am getting the same error, not sure why.
------ Build started: Project: FirstJavaProject, Configuration: Debug Any CPU ------
Done building project "FirstJavaProject.javaproj" -- FAILED.
========== Build: 0 succeeded or up-to-date, 1 failed, 0 skipped ==========
I encountered this problem too. And I solved it by exporting HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft key and reimporting as HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft (just find & replace the exported .reg file). Seems it's because we have installed the 64-bit JDK while Visual Studio is 32-bit and always look for keys under Wow6432Node node.
I discovered this by using SysInternals procmon tool, and Googled and found this old article for solution: http://codearetoy.wordpress.com/2010/12/23/jdk-not-found-on-installing-android-sdk/