Struts Console can be run as a plugin inside NetBeans versions 3.2 and later and inside Sun Java Studio versions 3.0 and later. To do so, you first have to install the Struts Console NetBeans plugin. Following is the list of steps for installing the Struts Console NetBeans plugin:
Start up NetBeans if it is not currently running.
Select Tools | Options. In the Options dialog box, navigate to the Options | IDE Configuration | System | Modules node in the tree on the left and then right-click it and select Add | Module, as shown here:
Using the file chooser, navigate to the directory in which you installed Struts Console (e.g., c:\java\struts-console-5.0) and then navigate into the com.jamesholmes.console.struts directory and then into the lib directory.
Select the struts-console.jar file and then click the Install button, as shown here.
After you have installed the Struts Console NetBeans plugin, you must restart NetBeans.
Once NetBeans is running, to use Struts Console, simply open a valid configuration file supported by Struts Console. The file will load into the Struts Console editor inside of NetBeans, as shown in Figure A-7.
Figure A-7: Struts Console inside NetBeans