Recipe 4.12 Setting the Launch Configuration


4.12.1 Problem

You want to pass command-line arguments to your code, or select a JRE for the current project only, or pass arguments to the JVM.

4.12.2 Solution

Set the project's launch configuration by selecting Run Run.

4.12.3 Discussion

Say you're trying to run the code in Example 4-4, , which reads command-line arguments, concatenates them, and displays the results. If you don't pass any command-line arguments to this code, you get a java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException exception.

Example 4-4. Concatenation sample
 package org.cookbook.ch04; public class Launcher {     public static void main(String[] args)     {         String text ="";         for (int loopIndex = 0; loopIndex <args.length; loopIndex++){             text += args[loopIndex] + " ";         }                  System.out.println(text);     } } 

You can supply command-line arguments in the launch configuration for this project by highlighting in the Package Explorer, selecting Run Run to open the Run dialog, and clicking the New button to create a new launch configuration for this project, as shown in Figure 4-20. The Main tab in this dialog enables you to select the main class in a project. The Arguments tab enables you to specify command-line and JVM arguments. The JRE tab enables you to select the JRE for the project. And the Source tab enables you to connect source code to your project for the debugger.

Figure 4-20. Setting a launch configuration

Type the words No problem . in the "Program arguments" box, as shown in Figure 4-20. Then click Run, and the code will read that command-line argument and display it, as shown in Figure 4-21.

Figure 4-21. Passing command-line arguments

4.12.4 See Also

Recipe 4.8 on selecting the Java runtime; Recipe 4.9 on running your code.

Eclipse Cookbook
Inside XML (Inside (New Riders))
ISBN: 596007108
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 232
Authors: Steve Holzner

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