DOWNLOADING JCreator

  1. First, click on http://jcreator.com
  2. Click on Freeware in DOWNLOAD NOW! JCREATOR Freeware and then on the next screen click Download. This will download version 2.0.
  3. In the dialog box, click the Open it button and then click OK.
  4. After some time the download is complete. The WINZIP program will then take over and unzip JCreator. If not, using the Windows explorer find and then click the JCrea200.zip icon. Click the Wizard button at the upper right of the Winzip window and click the Next button until the file is unzipped. Then after closing all applications, start the install program and JCreator will be installed.
  5. After the installation is complete, launch JCreator from the icon that was placed on the desk top.
  6. To point JCreator to the JDK folder, start by clicking Configure/Options/Editor.



    Click JDK Profiles. In the JDK Profiles window, the Default classpath of the selected JDK profile slot must have information in it. If not, click the JDK version 1.3 or JDK version 1.4 profile at the top of the window.



    Then click Edit, and in the Classes window click Add and then



    choose Add Path and select the folder containing the JDK documentation,



    and click OK. Then in the Classes window, the JDK directory will appear at the bottom of the list:



    Then click OK and finally, OK in the original window.
  7. To compile and run a program, use the "Build" menu.

DOWNLOADING THE DOCUMENTATION

  1. Go to the URL: http://www.javasoft.com/products/jdk/1.3/download-docs.html The 1.4 version link is not yet operating.
  2. Click Continue under Download JavaTM 2 SDK 1.3.0 Docs - HTML Format and agree to the licensing agreement by clicking ACCEPT.
  3. Click the FTP download button.
  4. For further instructions, click INSTALLATION on the previous screen.
  5. After the download is complete, unzip the file by clicking the Wizard button at the upper right of the UNZIP window.
  6. To have JCreator point to the Java docs, go to Configure/options/Editor. Click JDK Profiles. In the JDK Profiles window, the Default classpath of the selected JDK profile slot must have information in it. If not, click the JDK version 1.3 or JDK version 1.4 profile at the top of the window.



    Then click Edit, and then the Documentation tab. In the Documentation window click Add and then choose Add Path and select the folder containing the JDK documentation, and finally hit OK. Finally click the OK buttons until all the windows are closed.
  7. You will then be able to access the documentation supplied by Sun by going to the Help menu in JCreator.


Samuel Marateck
Aug 31 EDT 2001, revised July 14 2003