Eclipse - Create Jar Files


Opening the Jar File wizard

The Jar File wizard can be used to export the content of a project into a jar file.

To bring up the Jar File wizard:

  • In the Package Explorer select the items that you want to export. If you want to export all the classes and resources in the project just select the project.
  • Click on the File menu and select Export.
  • In the filter text box of the first page of the export wizard type in "JAR".
  • Under the Java category select JAR file
  • Click on Next

Using the Jar File wizard

In the JAR File Specification page:

  • Enter the JAR file name and folder
  • The default is to export only the classes. To also export the source code Click on the "Export Java source files and resources" check box.
  • Click on Next to change the JAR packaging options
  • Click on Next to change the JAR Manifest specification
  • Click on Finish