Eclipse Gems, Tips & Tricks: Working Sets

This article is part of a ‘mini series’ about hidden gems, tips and tricks around Eclipse.
The topic of this one is how to organize projects in the workspace with ‘Working Sets’.

Working Set Selection

Working Set Selection

If you are like me, then an Eclipse workspace gets populated with many, many projects.

Workspace with projects

Workspace with projects

A powerful way to organize the projects is to use one or multiple Working Set.

A Working Set is a selection or group of projects. Working Sets are managed through the menu in the Project Explorer view:

Select Working Set

Select Working Set

Use the ‘New’ button to create a new working set:

New Working Set

New Working Set

C C++ working set

C C++ working set

Give it a name, select the project and done:

Selected working set projects

Selected working set projects

Any combination of working sets can be selected:

List of working sets

List of working sets

That way I can decide which projects or sets are shown in the Project Explorer:

working set projects in project explorer

working set projects in project explorer

This is especially useful if grouping projects for a training or for a lecture or for set of projects working on.

To show all projects and disable the working set(s): there is a menu for this:

Deselect Working Set

Deselect Working Set

Happy working 🙂

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