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This tutorial details how to install Matisse4MyEclipse from the
MyEclipse Discovery site into an existing MyEclipse installation
or even install it directly into a plain Eclipse install (without
MyEclipse installed). Matisse4MyEclipse is only available on the
MyEclipse Discovery site.
Note: Matisse4MyEclipse is only available to
users with a Professional level MyEclipse subscription. A free
30-day trial of MyEclipse with professional features enabled is
available from www.myeclipseide.com.
Installation (for MyEclipse)
Before you can install Matisse4MyEclipse, you must have installed
MyEclipse Enterprise Workbench available
To begin installation, launch MyEclipse and select
Help > Software Updates > Find and Install... as
shown in Figure 1 below.
Figure 1: Software Updates -
Find and Install...
Search for new features to install and select
Next as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2: Search for New
Features to Install
In the sites to include in search list you will see the
MyEclipse Discovery Site. If you don't see the site, be
sure you have properly installed MyEclipse into your
environment. If you have MyEclipse installed, the
MyEclipse discovery Site should be visible as shown in Figure
Once the MyEclipse Discovery Site has been checked, click
Figure 3: New Update Site
Once the search has finished, it should have found the
MyEclipse Discovery site. So expand the discovery site
node to see the available features. Then select the
com.genuitec.myeclipse.matisse feature as shown in
Note: your version is likely more up-to-date
that the version shown in Figure 4.
you have selected the Matisse4MyEclipse feature, click
Figure 4: Select feature to
Prior to installation of Matisse4MyEclipse, you'll need to
indicate that you will abide by the license agreement as shown
in Figure 5. Once you've indicated that you do, press the
Next button as shown.
Figure 5: License Agreement
As shown in Figure 6, prior to installation you'll be asked
where you would like Matisse4MyEclipse features to be
installed. It is highly recommended that you change the default
location, which will be set to your Eclipse installation.
Changing the installation location to your MyEclipse
installation, or even another new location, will ease ongoing
maintenance and keep your Eclipse installation unmodified. The
process for changing the installation location is shown in
Figure 6 and Figure 7.
Figure 6: Changing the
Figure 7: Entering a New
After the installation location has been set, press the
Finish button to begin the installation of
Matisse4MyEclipse as shown in Figure 8.
Figure 8: Finish Installation
Once the features are downloaded, you'll be asked to confirm
that all of them should be installed, as shown in Figure 9.
Install All button to complete the installation.
Figure 9: Finish Installation
After the features are installed you'll be prompted to restart
the workbench as shown in Figure 10. Press
Yes to restart so that the new features can be activated
Figure 10: Restart
4. Installation (for Eclipse)
A nice feature of the Mattise4MyEclipse product is that it can be
installed directly into a stand alone plain Eclipse install, and
doesn't require MyEclipse to even be installed.
You do require a valid Pro MyEclipse
Subscription in order to use it however.
This allows developers with very focused needs to make use of
some of the powerful assests in the MyEclipse IDE without needing
to install the entire IDE.
The way Matisse4MyEclipse is installed into a stand alone Eclipse
install is almost identical to
Section 3 above except you have to
add the Discovery Site yourself first.
First you want to go to
Help > Software Updates > Find and Install...
After that dialog pops up, select the 2nd option of
Search for new features to install.
Now you want to click the
New Remote Site... button, and add the
MyEclipse Discovery Site to your list using the
The version at the end of the discovery site changes
with each major release of MyEclipse, be sure to account for
this when entering your URL in.
After the discovery site is entered, you want to select it and
Now the Update Manager will scan the update site and find the
available installs for you:
After selecting the
Matisse4MyEclipse Swing UI Designer item, you can click
Next and install it identically to the steps covered in
Section 3 above.
After the restart completes, you'll need to open the
MyEclipse Swing/Matisse perspective in order to begin
The simplest way to accomplish this is to select perspective
shortcut button and select MyEclipse Swing/Matisse perspective
as shown in Figure 11.
Figure 11: Perspective
In the Package Explorer view, select the Java project to which
you'd like to add a Matisse form and select
New > Matisse Form from the shortcuts menu as shown
in Figure 12. The resulting wizard will guide you through the
creation of the new form.
Figure 12: Create a Matisse
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