Organizing Your Workspace with Working Sets

Working sets allow you to organize your project view by filtering out projects you are not focusing on. When you activate a working set, only the projects assigned to it are presented in the project view. This is very helpful if you have a large number of projects in your view.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

  • Create a new working set
  • Select a working set

Duration Time: 10 Minutes

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1. Create a New Working Set

  1. In the MyEclipse Explorer view, click the drop-down menu, and choose Select Working Set.
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    MyEclipse Explorer view menu
  2. Click New.
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    Creating a new working set
  3. Select Resource, and click Next.
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    Selecting the working set type
  4. Give your working set a name, select the projects you want it to include, and click Finish.
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    Choosing project to include in the working set
    The new working set appears in the working set list.
  5. Select the new working set, and click OK.
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    Selecting a working set to display in the Explorer view

Your project view now shows only those projects included in the selected working set!

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View with a working set selected

2. Switch Working Sets

  1. In the MyEclipse Explorer view, click the drop-down menu, and choose Select Working Set.
  2. Select the working set you want to use, and click OK.

    Recently used working sets appear in the menu making it easy to switch between them.
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    Switching to a recently used working set
To show all projects in the view, choose Deselect Working Set from the drop-down menu.