Wednesday, February 1, 2012

How To Start Eclipse With A Certain Workspace

It is recomended to use one Eclipse installation with multiple workspaces. If you do so, Eclipse starts allways with the last used workspace. (Ok not allways, there is this annoying 'Workspace Laucher' that nobody uses)
If this is not the desired workspace, you have to switch it after Eclipse has loaded. This is annoying and time consuming.

The solution lies in a command line argument.

 eclipse.exe -data d:\downloads\eclipse\workspace\  

Create for every workspace a desktop link with the specific command line arguments.