Setting up the Eclipse IDE
To get started with RAP, it's recommended to set up an Eclipse IDE with the
RAP Tools installed.
The RAP Tools provide useful IDE extensions for RAP application development such as a
and launchers for RAP applications.
The RAP developer's guide (which you are currently reading) is also included.
Option One: Get a complete IDE package
The most convenient way to get the RAP Tools is using the Eclipse package
for RCP and RAP Developers from the
Eclipse download page.
This IDE includes everything you need to develop RCP and RAP applications, and
you can skip to installing the target platform.
Option Two: Install the RAP Tools into an existing Eclipse IDE
If you rather want to use an existing Eclipse IDE, you can also get the RAP Tools
separately and install them as an add-on:
With Eclipse up and running, select Help > Install New Software…
from the main menu.
Enter enter the RAP Update Site URL
into the Work with field and press Enter.
Note: The RAP 2.1 Tools can only be installed into an Eclipse 3.8 or 4.2
(Juno) IDE or later.
After a short while, an entry labeled Remote Application Platform (RAP) appears
in the list below. Depending on your Eclipse IDE version, select the corresponding check box
and click Next.
On the next page you may review the installation details.
Accept the terms in the license agreement and click the
The features and plug-ins will now be downloaded from the repository and
Confirm the following prompt to restart Eclipse.
You can also get a zipped version of the RAP Tools repository from the RAP