File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
http://aspose.com/file-tools
The moose likes Beginning Java and the fly likes funky IDE Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » Beginning Java
Reply locked New topic
Author

funky IDE

Marcus Deviln
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jan 29, 2009
Posts: 39
My eclipse IDE sucks. When I type some code in the scrapbook it gives me this message "invalid syntax import delete this token" It always seems to give me an error message. I then type the code in netbeans and it compiles.


+Deviln+ The power of JAVA compels you!
Henry Wong
author
Sheriff

Joined: Sep 28, 2004
Posts: 18821
    
  40


Eclipse works fine here... Maybe you have a config issue? Anyway, what would you like done?

If you like to try to resolve this issue, I can move this topic to the IDE forum for you.

If you are just venting... then let us know too, so we'll know that you don't need any help here.

Henry


Books: Java Threads, 3rd Edition, Jini in a Nutshell, and Java Gems (contributor)
Ernest Friedman-Hill
author and iconoclast
Marshal

Joined: Jul 08, 2003
Posts: 24184
    
  34

Marcus --

Eclipse scrapbook pages aren't meant to contain complete Java translation units, just short snippets of executable code. You can't type import statements or package statements, among other things.

Instead, to import classes to a scrapbook page, right-click to get the context menu, and pick "Set imports".


[Jess in Action][AskingGoodQuestions]
Marcus Deviln
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jan 29, 2009
Posts: 39
Mr. wong you can delete my posting or otherwise dispose of it. I think the other gentleman enlightened me that I was expecting too much of the scrapbook. I still have a lot to learn about using these IDE's
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
subject: funky IDE