The Ant plugin is designed to bring the power of Ant and Eclipse together. Ant is a Java based build tool. It exists independent of Eclipse as an Apache open source project.

 Integrating Ant into Eclipse means:

  • Executing Ant buildfiles from Eclipse

  • Enabling access to Eclipse resources/function from Ant buildfiles (i.e., providing Ant tasks for Eclipse)

  • Providing UI support for running Ant buildfiles and managing their output

  • Providing Ant buildfile development facilities (e.g., buildfile editors, debuggers, ...)


How do I install the Ant plugin?

How do I work with the Ant plugin?


For more information on the Ant plugin, see

For more information on Apache Ant, see