Sharad Raj

Full Stack Developer
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Running JAVA programs from Notepad++



While I was learning Java (just the basics) I didn’t liked the cumbersome IDEs and to solve this problem I decided to make a batch file to run the java programs from Notepad++. So today I am here with the guide to use the batch file I made for running java from Notepad++


How to use ?

  1. First of all download the batch file: To download the file Click here and then save it using CTRL+S
  2. Now download Notepad++ if you don’t have it installed
  3. Now open the Notepad++ and press F5 key. A dialog box appears, copy and paste the following into the text box:
    run_java  "$(FULL_CURRENT_PATH)"
    

    Now press save. After it tick the following keys CTRL, SHIFT & ENTER Give it a name and save it.

  4. Now we need to create a folder, to put the file you just downloaded into it. Create a folder at a safe location in any if your drive, and the move the file run_java.bat inside it.
  5. Now we need to add it to the SYSTEM ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES, so to do this right click on My Computer in Windows 7 or This PC in Windows 10, Goto -> Properties -> Advance Options -> Environmnet Variable. Inside path click NEW now copy the path of the folder that you made in which you moved the runcpp.bat file & paste it here in new path and save it.
  6. Now you can open a Java Source file and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter to compile and run the Java File

SCREENSHOT OF A SIMPLE PROGRAM WHICH COMPILED AND RAN USING MY BATCH FILE AFTER PRESSING CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER

RUN_JAVA.BAT EXAMPLE


If there is any problem you can contact me via contact me link in menu above.

Thank You