Running a Java program

The JDT Debug component includes facilities for launching a Java program using the VM install that is currently configured by the user for a Java project.  

Launching a compiled Java program

Java programs that have been compiled in a Java project can be run by getting the appropriate IVMRunner for the Java project and running the class by name. The following code snippet shows how the class MyClass inside myJavaProject can be launched.

   IVMInstall vmInstall = JavaRuntime.getVMInstall(myJavaProject);
   if (vmInstall == null)
      vmInstall = JavaRuntime.getDefaultVMInstall();
   if (vmInstall != null) {
      IVMRunner vmRunner = vmInstall.getVMRunner(ILaunchManager.RUN_MODE);
      if (vmRunner != null) {
         String[] classPath = null;
         try {
            classPath = JavaRuntime.computeDefaultRuntimeClassPath(myJavaProject);
         } catch (CoreException e) { }
         if (classPath != null) {
            VMRunnerConfiguration vmConfig = 
               new VMRunnerConfiguration("MyClass", classPath);
            ILaunch launch = new Launch(null, ILaunchManager.RUN_MODE, null);
  , launch, null);

Another way to launch a Java program is to create a Java application launch configuration, and launch it. The following snippet shows how the class MyClass inside myJavaProject can be launched using a simple launch configuration. By default, the resulting running application uses the JRE and classpath associated with myJavaProject.

   ILaunchManager manager = DebugPlugin.getDefault().getLaunchManager();
   ILaunchConfigurationType type = manager.getLaunchConfigurationType(IJavaLaunchConfigurationConstants.ID_JAVA_APPLICATION);
   ILaunchConfigurationWorkingCopy wc = type.newInstance(null, "SampleConfig");
   wc.setAttribute(IJavaLaunchConfigurationConstants.ATTR_PROJECT_NAME, "myJavaProject");
   wc.setAttribute(IJavaLaunchConfigurationConstants.ATTR_MAIN_TYPE_NAME, "myClass");
   ILaunchConfiguration config = wc.doSave(); 
   config.launch(ILaunchManager.RUN_MODE, null);