How to Install Eclipse IDE for Java on Windows 11


In this guide, we will discover: How to Install Eclipse IDE for Java on Windows 11 – Easy Beginners Guide

If you don’t know about Eclipse IDE then let me tell you that Eclipse is an Integrated Development Environment used for computer programming. It is most famous among Java developers because it is widely used for Java Development. Here in this article, we are going to discuss how to install Eclipse IDE for Java on Windows 11.

Setting up Eclipse IDE for Java Development on Windows 11 is very easy. Before installing Eclipse IDE, you need to install and set up Java JDK on your Windows 11 PC.

How to Download and Install Eclipse IDE on Windows 11

Downloading an Eclipse IDE is very easy just open your browser, search for Eclipse IDE and open the link from, click on Download. It will download an Eclipse installer file.

After the download has been completed, follow the following steps to install it.

In this section, we’ll discuss the steps to install the Eclipse IDE (Integrated Development Environment) on Windows 11.

Step 1: After the download has been completed open the Eclipse installer file.

Step 2: If you find any notification regarding the update. You need to update the Eclipse installer file before installing “Eclipse IDE for Java Developers”. For that, simply click on the “Hamburg” menu, click on “Update,” and accept the license agreement.

Note:- After the updates get installed, press “OK” to restart.

Step 3: If you don’t find any update notification then you can click on “Eclipse IDE for Java Developers” and select the “Java Installation Folder” and the location where you want to install Eclipse IDE.

After that, click on “INSTALL” and accept the license agreement in order to install Eclipse IDE for Java Developers. (An active internet connection is needed to install Eclipse IDE).

Note:- You can also use Eclipse IDE for other programming languages such as C, C++, PHP, and JavaScript.

Step 4: After the installation is complete, click on the “LAUNCH” button to open Eclipse IDE.

Creating Workspace Location

After the installation is completed launch Eclipse IDE. By default, it will create a workspace location, if you want you can change it. I will suggest you keep it default and then click on “Launch“.

After all these, you are ready to use the software for your Java Project. Are you interested in Java Programming? If your answer is “Yes!”, then you can check our Java Tutorial Playlist.

How to Create First Java Project using Eclipse IDE

Here are steps to create your first Java project using Eclipse IDE on Windows 11:

Step 1: Click on File > New > Java Project, name your project, and click on “Finish“.

Step 2: Now name your module to create a new file and click on “Create“.

Note:- Discouraged module name. By convention, module names usually start with a lowercase letter

Step 3: Before you create your Java class file, you have to create a “Package”. To create, right-click on the src folder from Package Explorer > New > Package, name your Java Package, and click on “Finish“.

Note:- Discouraged package name. By convention, package names usually start with a lowercase letter.

Step 4: Now to create a class file, right-click on the src folder from the Package Explorer > New > Class, name your Java Class file and select the “public” modifier. After that select the “public static void main(String[] args)” method and click on “Finish“.

Note:- Type name is discouraged. By convention, Java-type names usually start with an uppercase letter.

Step 5: Now you can write your Java code after that to run your Java file click on “Run” from the toolbar or use the shortcut key Ctrl+F11.

Here is an example of Hello World in Java:

package demo;

public class MyClass {

  public static void main(String[] args) {
  // TODO Auto-generated method stub

	 System.out.println("Hello World!");
	 System.out.println("Welcome to thecoderworld.");



That’s it; this is how you can install Eclipse IDE on Windows 11 for Java Development. However, if you are facing a problem, you can check our Eclipse Troubleshooting Guide. Also, note that for Java JDK 20, you have to add Java 20 Support for Eclipse 2023-03.

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