Eclipse - Close Project


Why close a project?

An eclipse workspace can contain any number of projects. A project can be either in the open state or closed state.

Open projects:

  • Consume memory
  • Take up build time especially when the Clean All Projects (Project > Clean all projects) with the Start a build immediately option is used

How to close a project?

If a project is not under active development it can be closed.

To close a project, from the Project select the Close Project menu item.

Closed Project in Package Explorer

A closed project is visible in the Package Explorer view but its contents cannot be edited using the Eclipse user interface. Also, an open project cannot have dependency on a closed project.

The Package Explorer view uses a different icon to represent a closed project.