IntelliJ IDEA 2019.3 Help

Export an IntelliJ IDEA project to Eclipse

Before you start exporting a project, make sure that the Eclipse Integration plugin is enabled.

Export a project to Eclipse

When you export an IntelliJ IDEA project to Eclipse, it results in creating Eclipse project files .project and .classpath for each module file .iml in the module directory that contains the content root.

  1. From the main menu, select File | Export Project to Eclipse.

    The Export to Eclipse dialog displays the list of modules that have not been converted and switched to use the Eclipse format yet (the modules that have the IntelliJ IDEA module format .iml).

    Exporting a project to Eclipse
  2. Select the modules you want to export.

  3. Select the suggested options if necessary:

    • Switch selected modules to Eclipse-compatible format: convert the modules selected in the Modules to export to the Eclipse-compatible format.

    • Export non-module libraries: IntelliJ IDEA creates a User Library configuration file for Eclipse *.userlibraries, containing definitions of all external libraries used in the project.

    • Path to resulting .userlibraries: the path to the generated *.userlibraries file. This field is available when the Export non-module libraries option is selected.

  4. Click OK.

    The project is exported to the same directory. The Project tool window displays the newly created Eclipse files.

    The project is exported to Eclipse

Convert a module to the Eclipse-compatible format

  1. From the main menu, select File | Project Structure Ctrl+Shift+Alt+S or click the Project Structure button on the toolbar.

  2. Select the module you want to convert and switch to the Dependencies tab.

  3. From the Dependencies storage format list, select Eclipse (.classpath).

  4. Apply the changes and close the dialog.

    Converting a module to Eclipse

Last modified: 25 February 2020