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Kishore Dandu
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Are there any editor plug-ins that are available for Eclipse. The standard one I am using does not show the indentation.
 
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Editor plugins for editing what? There are zillions of editor plugins; what do you need in particular?
 
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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:
Editor plugins for editing what? There are zillions of editor plugins; what do you need in particular?


For editing .java files.

I am looking for a editor that can match the braces etc.
 
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Hmmm. Sounds like your Eclipse installation is mighty broken! The whole raison d'etre of Eclipse is to support the "JDT", the powerful Java editor and development tools.

But it is actually possible to download the "Eclipse platform" only, without the JDT; maybe that's what you've done. What you want instead is the "Eclipse platform SDK", which includes both the Eclipse platform itself as well as the JDT. Find your platform on this page and download the appropriate distribution. Uninstall whatever you've got, install this, and out of the box, it will have a great Java editor.
 
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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:
Hmmm. Sounds like your Eclipse installation is mighty broken! The whole raison d'etre of Eclipse is to support the "JDT", the powerful Java editor and development tools.

But it is actually possible to download the "Eclipse platform" only, without the JDT; maybe that's what you've done. What you want instead is the "Eclipse platform SDK", which includes both the Eclipse platform itself as well as the JDT. Find your platform on this page and download the appropriate distribution. Uninstall whatever you've got, install this, and out of the box, it will have a great Java editor.



Actually I do have Eclipse sdk 3.0.1. I can see collapsable functions etc. But the brace matching is not working
 
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I just changed the color on the window->preferences->editor->'matching bracket hightlight' color.

It is visible now. By default, the color choosen for this is so light, I was not able to see the matching coloring on the side.
 
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