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Windows with Eclipse

Welcome to using Phidgets with Java! By using Java, you will have access to the complete Phidget22 API, including events.

Eclipse is an IDE used to write, compile, and run Java applications.

Install Phidget Drivers for Windows

Before getting started with the guides below, ensure you have the following components installed on your machine:

  1. You will need the Phidgets Windows Drivers
  2. You will need the Java Development Kit from Oracle

Finding Code Samples

To find the code sample to use for your Phidget, navigate to the Code Samples page and select your device from the drop-down menu.

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Once you select your device, the code sample generator will give you a working code sample, and a selection of options to customize it to your needs.

Setting up a New Project

When you are building a project from scratch, or adding Phidget functionality to an existing project, you'll need to configure your development environment to properly link the Phidget Java library.

To begin, create a new Java project. Give it a name, then click Next >:

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Go to the Libraries tab and click Add External JARs... and add phidget22.jar to your project as an external jar:

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Create a new Class in your project:

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Name the class, and be sure to check the public static void main box.

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The project now has access to Phidgets.

Using the Code Samples

Now that you have configured a project to use Phidgets, you can copy the code sample for your device from the Code Samples page into your project. Be sure to change the name of the top class to match the name of the file in your project.

What's Next?

Now that you have set up Phidgets to work with your programming environment, we recommend you read our guide on Phidget Programming Basics to learn the fundamentals of programming with Phidgets.Next Arrow.png