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JCreator is a powerful interactive development environment (IDE) for Java technologies that provides more power at your fingertips than all the ordinary editors. What makes JCreator a cut above the rest? Just look at what JCreator can do for you:

Manage projects with ease in an interface that is much like Microsoft Visual Studio.

Define your own color schemes in XML for unlimited ways to organize your code.

Use JCreator to wrap around your existing projects and use different JDK profiles.

Get down to writing code quickly with our project templates.

Make viewing your project a breeze with our class browser.

Debug with an easy, intuitive interface. No need for silly DOS prompts!

Walk through our wizards and cut to the chase of writing your project quickly and easily.

Manage and exchange your code with our Ant and CVS integration.

Save valuable time on Classpath configuration; let JCreator do it for you.

Customize our user interface the way that you like it.

Set up your own run-time environments to run your application as an applet, in a JUnit environment, or in a DOS window.

Experience the satisfaction of faster speed, yet lower system requirements than with other IDEs.

Extend Your Power

Unlike most IDEs, JCreator has two types of tools that you can configure. The first type is the Java Development Kit (JDK) tools. You can use JDK tools to compile, debug, and run the project. You can attach these tools to your project using the Project Settings dialog box. If no project is available, JCreator runs the default projects. You can easily create your own tools for calling the JDK applications, such as the following:


Ant builder


Applet viewer


The second type of tool is more general and allows you to extend the capabilities of JCreator to fit your needs by allowing you to call external functions and utilities. You can assign these general tools to the Wrench buttons located on the Tools toolbar in the workspace. These buttons display tooltips, such as User Tool 1, User Tool 2, and so forth. These tools can have many uses, such as the following:

XML validator

RMI compiler

JAVA code formatter

Version control

Batch files

Blast from the Past

JCreator is backwards-compatible with all previous versions of the JDKs published by Sun Microsystems. With one click, you can toggle between different JDK profiles. Each profile defines the JDK home path and any additional files for the classpath, such as the following:

JDK 1.6.0

JDK 1.6.0 - J2EE

JDK 1.6.0 - J2ME

JDK 1.5.0

JDK 1.4.2

JDK 1.2.2

JDK 1.0.2

Fast for the Future

Never used Java before? Don't look any further. Hundreds of users have taught themselves Java using JCreator. Our layout is similar to Microsoft Visual Studio, so you'll find your way around quickly and easily. Why waste time hunting and pecking, when you could be doing what you do best, like writing code? The support for workspaces and projects makes JCreator an easy transition if you are familiar with Microsoft Visual C++/C#.

Faster and more efficient than Java-based IDEs, JCreator is a powerful tool that is written entirely in a native Windows language. In addition, JCreator is professionally designed to meet Microsoft Windows interface guidelines; you can work quickly and efficiently with the intuitive Windows interface.

Light-Weight, Heavy-Weight

Right at your finger tips, you have all the power that you need. Other IDEs are bloated with features you'll never use. JCreator is faster and more efficient than most IDEs, especially Java-based editors. You'll use all the features in JCreator Pro, instead of wading through many features that you'll never use. Don't be fooled with the light-weight simplicity. JCreator is packed with power. Even your largest projects run with ease in JCreator.