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Eclipse problem, cannot get gui to display

 
Luther Adon
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I am just learning this IDE having worked with VisualAge For Java long ago and Textpad. I am certain the code is fine but for some reason my GUI isn't showing up anywhere. Is this disabled somewhere and can be enabled? Thanks in advance
 
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Did you install Eclipse 2.1 + java developer plugin?
 
Luther Adon
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Thanks for your response Omar, I have version 2.1.0 and for plugins I have Java Developemnt Tools Core, Java Developemnt Tools Example Projects, Java Developemnt Tools JUnit support, Java Developemnt Tools Launching Support, Java Developemnt Tools UI. So I think I have everything needed, other java programs without GUIs work and my System.out.println does go into the Console, actually even JOptionPane's display just nothing with a real GUI.
 
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What happens if you start your program from outside eclipse? What happens if you *compile and* start your program outside of eclipse?
 
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That's most odd... I completed another part of the project and the GUI suddenly started displaying. I did nothing to the preferences. Maybe this IDE is a little quirky?
 
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