Salesforce Eclipse Ide

How to Install the IDE Plug-In in Eclipse(SalesForce)

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Here is the step by step instructions with screenshots on How to Install the IDE Plug-In in Eclipse (SalesForce). So, let’s get started with it.

Before Installing the IDE plugin, check the below steps:
1. First Check Your Operating System: Supported OS are

  • Windows 7,8 or 10
  • MacOS 10.9, 10.10,10.11,10.12 or 10.13
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 18.04.01 LTS
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2. Install the Java SE Development Kit (JDK), Runtime Environment 8 or 10, or later (you can check Java download page)- ( plug in will fail to load if you don’t have the full Java JDK).

Salesforce Eclipse Ide

3.Next install Eclipse Mars or Neon (you can check Eclipse download site)

Finally installed, you need to setup a workspace, this is where you will save all of your projects. Make sure to check the box to use this as your default workspace.

Following are step-by-step instructions for installing IDE.
Step 1) After installing Eclipse, Go to Help and Click the Install New Software.

Step 2) Click Add site.

Step 3) In the Add Repository dialog, set the name to IDE and the location to For Spring ’16 ( IDE v36.0) and earlier IDE versions, use


Step 4) Click Ok

Step 5) To install an older version of the plug-in (for example, if you don’t have Java 8 or 10), deselect Show solely the newest versions of obtainable software package.

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Step 6) After Select IDE plug in.
If you want to install the Apex Debugger or our tools for working with Lightning components, select Debugger or Lightning Support.
Step 7) To Click Next.

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Step 8) In the Install Details dialog, click Next.

Step 9) In the Review Licenses dialog, accept the terms and click Finish.
Step 10) If you chose to install support for Lightning components, Eclipse displays a warning dialog about installing software that contains unsigned content. We are bundling third-party plugins to support Lightning components. Salesforce doesn’t own these third-party plug-ins; hence, we don’t sign them. Click OK to proceed.
Step 11) Eclipse downloads and installs the IDE and the required dependencies. When the installation is complete, you are prompted to restart. Click Yes.
Step12) When Eclipse restarts, select Window > Perspective >Open Perspective >Other.
Select and then click OK.
So finally, ready to develop and customize applications in Eclipse.

Related posts: IDE : In our previous Salesforce Tutorials we have learned about what is Platform. In this salesforce training tutorial we are going to learn about IDE and how to install IDE for testing and deployment.

What is IDE ?

Full form for IDE is Integrated Development Environment. IDE is a professional tool used by salesforce developers for development, testing and deployment. IDE is a flexible tool which is used along with open source tool framework called Eclipse.

How to Install IDE ?

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Follow the steps given below.

  • First check whether your operating system supported or not.
  • Download Java SE Runtime Environment 7 and Install.
  • Download Eclipse Kepler.
  • Now go to eclipse file location and launch it.
  • Now go to Help=>Install new software.
  • Now select on Add button.
  • Now we have to fields called name and Location.
  • Enter name as IDE.
  • Copy the link in location
  • Select OK.
  • Select check box and select Next Button.
  • Accept the terms of the licences and click on finish button.

IDE will be installed as shown above. Wait till the IDE software installs.

  • Now a dialogue will be appeared on screen to restart Eclipse. Click on YES.
  • When Eclipse restarts go to windows=>Open Perspective=>Other=>

Now we are ready to develop and customize application in Eclipse. To integrate Eclipse IDE with our account go to

  • File=>New=> Project.
  • Now enter Project name, Username, Password and Security token to login in to your

Select Next to complete integration.