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Get started with Vaadin Plug-in for Eclipse

Learn how to install the Vaadin Plug-in for Eclipse and create a new project using the plug-in.

1. Install the plug-in

  1. Install using Eclipse Marketplace by dropping the icon on top of Eclipse window:
    Drag to your running Eclipse* workspace. *Requires Eclipse Marketplace Client
    • Alternatively in Eclipse, select Help | Install New Software | Add. Enter Vaadin and https://vaadin.com/eclipse for Name and Location, then click Add.
  2. Expand Vaadin and install Vaadin Plug-in for Eclipse.
  3. Process through the final steps; Eclipse will ask you to restart the program.

2. Create a New Project

Vaadin 10 and newer

  1. Select File | New | Project...
  2. Choose Vaadin 10+ Project.
  3. To create a new project, choose Base Starter for Vaadin Flow. To get some sample and check out how some of the Vaadin features work, choose the Simple App starter
  4. Choose any of the tech stacks from the drop-down or go with the default one.
  5. Click Finish.

Vaadin 8

  1. Select File | New | Project...
  2. Choose Vaadin 8 Project.
  3. Select any of the available Maven archetypes and click Next.
  4. If you want, you can change the Group Id, Artifact Id, Version, Package and the available properties.
  5. Click Finish

Starting a new project?

Vaadin Start is a pretty nifty visual tool for building and configuring the perfect starting point for your next Vaadin application. Give it a go and download your customized starter for free!