Create New Java Package in Eclipse

Create New Java Package in Eclipse

In the previous lessons, we learned how to create a new Project and Java Project in Eclipse. Now is the time to create new Java package. Packages in Java are a group of classes, interfaces and sub-package., which helps in controlling access. To create new Java package in Eclipse is quite easy. You can also create a package like the below,

com.studyopedia.example

Package statement is the first line visible in the source file,

package com.studyopedia.example

For creating a Java package, you need to follow the below steps.

Launce Eclipse and go to the File Menu, then

File > New > Package

Reach Eclipse New Package section

Now, a dialog box opens up, where you need to fill the source folder of package and the package name.

Create New Java Package in Eclipse

Add the details and work on the below option.

Here are some of the options provided by the New Java Package wizard in Eclipse,

Source Folder

Select where the new package gets saved. The default visible is the source folder, selected when the wizard started.

Name

Here comes the name of the new package you want to add.

Create package-info.java

A separate file package-info.java is to be created or not. It has the package level documentation and annotations.

Demo Java Package in Eclipse

For demo, we will be creating a Java package. Go to File > New > Package and fill the details for the new Java package,

Creating new Java package in Eclipse

The name of our project is StudyopediaProject, which we created before.

We added a new package in it,

com.studyopedia

After clicking Finish above, the package gets created successfully as shown below,

New Java Package created in Eclipse

We have till now created project and package name in Eclipse. The project name is StudyopediaApplication and the package is com.studyopedia. In the next lesson, we will learn how to create a new Java class and add it to the same package and project.

Create New Java Project in Eclipse
Create New Java Class in Eclipse
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1Comment
  • Johny Jackson
    Posted at 02:55h, 20 January Reply

    Informative article, just what I needed.

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