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How to Download and Install Eclipse on Windows?

  • Last Updated : 29 Jun, 2021

Eclipse is a free open source platform, Integrated Development Environment (IDE) with the help of which applications are made using the Java programming languages and other programming languages are also used such as C/C++, PERL, Python, Ruby, etc.

It is composed of many plug-ins and is designed to be extensible using additional plug-ins. Eclipse IDE can be used for any programming language for which a plug-in is available.

Following are some plug-ins used in Eclipse IDE :

  • The Java Development Tools (JDT) is a plugin that allows Eclipse to be used as a Java IDE.
  • PyDev is a plugin that allows Eclipse to be used as a Python IDE.
  • C/C++ Development Tools (CDT) is a plug-in that allows Eclipse to be used as C/C++ development.
  • The Scala is a plug-in that allows Eclipse to be used as an IDE to develop Scala applications.
  • PHPeclipse is a plug-in that allows Eclipse to be used as an IDE to develop PHP applications.

Installation of Eclipse IDE on Windows:

Follow the below steps to install Eclipse IDE on Windows:

Step 1: In the first step, Open your browser and navigate to this URL



Step 2: Then, click on the “Download” button to download Eclipse IDE.

Step 3: Now, click on the “Download x86_64” button. 

Step 4: Then click on the “Download” button. After clicking on the download button the .exe file for the eclipse will be downloaded.

Step 5: Now go to File Explorer and click on “Downloads” after that click on the “eclipse-inst-jre-win64.exe” file to install Eclipse IDE.



Step 6: Then, click on “Eclipse IDE for Java Developers”.

Step 7: Then, click on the “Install” button.

Step 8: Now click on “Create a new Java project”. 

Now, you are ready to make new Java projects using eclipse IDE and the screen will look like this :

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