Linking an external folder to Eclipse / Flex Builder Project

At times, there may be a need to link some external folder to the source code of our project in Eclipse or Flex Builder project. One common need is to link the output of our java project in Eclipse to the WEB-INF folder of our web server.  Do the following steps for this.

1. Right click on the project -> new -> Folder.

2. In the dialog box shown, click on the Advanced button, if the advanced section is not expanded. This will expand the advanced section in the dialog box.

3.Now check the checkbox with label : “Link to folder in the file system”. This will enable the text box for entering the path and the Browse and Variables button.

4.Now either enter the path to the folder to which you need to link in the text box or select the folder using the “Browse” button.

5. Click Finish.

BINGO!! This will show the new folder in the folder list under the project. The folder will be having a special icon, denoting that this is a external linked folder. This folder can then be used as source folder or output folder using the Configure Build Path options.

Happy Coding Guyz… Cheers. 🙂

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5 Responses to “Linking an external folder to Eclipse / Flex Builder Project”

  1. Chester Kowald Says:

    Excellent site i will do come back sure. Nice article.

  2. siho Says:

    Hi …. sorry if this is a stupid question, but I realy need the answer :). What do you mean by “This folder can then be used as source folder or output folder using the Configure Build Path options.”

    Thanks

  3. amateurs Says:

    amateurs…

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  4. whatever Says:

    Thanks a million!

  5. Mufrah Says:

    Superb job….. really helping..Thanks

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