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Tools | JAXB | Generate Java Code From XML Schema Using JAXB

Use this dialog box to configure generation of Java code stubs based on an XML Schema via the JAXB data binder.


  • This functionality is provided via the WebServices bundled plugin, which is enabled by default. If not, enable it using the Plugin Configuration Wizard.
  • The menu item and the dialog box are available when the file opened in the active editor tab contains an XML Schema.
Item Description
JAXB Schemas / wsdl / dtd path In this field, specify the file to be used as the generation basis. By default, the field shows the full path to the current file. To use another Schema, click the Browse button browseButton and choose the desired file in the Select XML Schema File for JAXB Generation dialog box, that opens.
Output path From this drop-down list, select the module source directory to place the generated Java code stubs in.
Package prefix Use this drop-down list to specify the package to place the generated Java files in.
Generate package level annotations Do one of the following:
  • Select this check box to have a with annotations generated.
  • Clear this check box to have annotations internalized into other generated classes.
Mark generated code with 'generated' annotation Select this check box to have generated code supplied with the javax.annotation.Generated annotations.
Make generated file read-only Select this check box to force the XJC binding compiler to mark the generated Java source code as read-only.
Add necessary libraries in order for generated code compile and work Select this check box to have additional JAXB client libraries automatically added to the classpath of the module where the generated source code will be placed.


These are libraries the generated stubs code depend on.

Do not generate header Select this check box to pass no-header parameter to the corresponding command.
Add external binding file/dir Select this check box to specify an external binding file or an output directory where the generated file is located.
Status View the information in this read-only field to track and improve discrepancies when configuring the generation procedure.

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