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.

Open Jar File Wizard
  • 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 export the source code also, click on the Export Java source files and resources check box.

Jar File Specification
  • Click on Next to change the JAR packaging options.

  • Click on Next to change the JAR Manifest specification.

  • Click on Finish.

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