Struts Console can be run as a plugin inside Oracle JDeveloper versions 9i and later. To do so, you first have to install the Struts Console JDeveloper plugin. Following is the list of steps for installing the Struts Console JDeveloper plugin:
Shut down JDeveloper if it is currently running.
Navigate to the directory in which you have JDeveloper installed (e.g., c:\Program Files\JDeveloper) and then navigate into the jdev directory and then into the lib directory and then into the ext directory.
In another window, 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.
Copy the struts-console.jar file from the Struts Console lib directory into the JDeveloper ext directory.
After you have installed the Struts Console JDeveloper plugin, you must restart JDeveloper.
Once JDeveloper is running, to use Struts Console, simply right-click a valid configuration file and select Struts Console Editor, as shown here:
After you have opened the file, it will load into the Struts Console editor inside of JDeveloper, as shown in Figure A-8.
Figure A-8: Struts Console editor inside JDeveloper
Struts Console also allows you to modify some of its configuration settings from inside JDeveloper. To access the Struts Console configuration settings, select Tools | Preferences. Here is the Struts Console Preferences dialog box.
For more information on these configuration settings, see the next section, "Configuring the Struts Console Output Options."