How to decompile files .class in Eclipse with JadClipse
JadClipse is a plug-in that seamlessly integrates Jad (the fast Java decompiler) with Eclipse for decompile files class.
JadClipse is a plug-in that seamlessly integrates Jad (the fast Java decompiler) with Eclipse.
Normally, when opening a class file the Class File Viewer will show a brief API outline of the class.
If you install this plug-in, however, the Class File Viewer will be replaced with the JadClipse Class File Viewer that shows the decompiled source of the class.
This task is accomplished by decompiling the corresponding class file in the background using Jad.
Normal Java syntax highlighting as well as the Outline View are supported.
There are several distribution files that you can download.
Select the appropriate version depending on which version of Eclipse you are running here.
- Download jar file net.sf.jadclipse_3.3.0.jar for last version of Eclipse.
- Put the JadClipse JAR file into the plugins folder of your Eclipse installation.
- Restart Eclipse (eclipse -clean).
- Get Jad.
- Put the Jad executable into a directory that is in the execution path of your operating system.
- Alternatively, you can configure the path to the Jad executable under Window > Preferences… > Java > JadClipse > Path to Decompiler. (Set the full path, e.g. C:Program FilesJadjad.exe).
- Go to Window > Preferences… > General > Editors > File Associations and make sure that the JadClipse Class File Viewer has the default file association for *.class files.
Restart Eclipse and you can now decompile files class.