HelpWarning icon.gifAs of the Winter '14 release of the Force.com IDE, Eclipse 3.x is no longer a supported platform.

Older versions of the IDE may still be installed into Eclipse 3.x, but we recommend using Eclipse 4.2 or 4.3. For instructions, see Force.com IDE Installation.

If you are already using a previous version of the IDE, see Updating the Force.com IDE.

For more information about the IDE, see the Force.com IDE main page.

Prerequisites

Also see the Release Notes.

Installation for Eclipse 3.6

The Force.com IDE installs into Eclipse using the built-in Install/Update wizard.

  1. Launch Eclipse, and then click Help > Install New Software....

    Install New Software

  2. Add the Force.com IDE Remote Site:

    Add Site

  3. After you add the site, Eclipse will download the list of available plugins and display them in the Available Software dialog.
    • Check the box next to the Force.com IDE plugin then click "Next"

    Select Force.com IDE plugin

  4. In the Install Details dialog, click "Next," then accept the terms and click "Finish." Eclipse will download and install the Force.com IDE and any required dependencies. When installation is complete, Eclipse will prompt you to restart. Click "Yes."

  5. Once Eclipse restarts, select Window > Open Perspective > Other and select "Force.com", then click "OK."


You are now ready to develop and customize Force.com applications in Eclipse!



Solutions to Common Problems

Problem

Solution

  • Configure Eclipse to use your proxy server. These settings can be found in your Eclipse Preferences, under General > Network Connections.



Problem

  • Installation succeeds, but the "Force.com" perspective does not appear under Windows > Open Perspective > Other...

Solution

  • Add the explicit path to the JRE in the eclipse.ini file that is in the directory where you installed Eclipse. The line should be "-vm <full path to your jre>\javaw.exe"



Problem

Attempting to install the Force.com IDE generates the following error:

 Cannot complete the install because of a conflicting dependency.
   Software being installed: Force.com IDE...

Solution

Move Eclipse to a folder other than Program Files. See this thread for more details.


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