External tools

Up to this point in the tutorial, we've discussed Ant as if it were the only type of external tool available for use in Eclipse. The fact is that Eclipse's external tools framework handles two broad classes of external tools:

In this section, we look at ways to set up and use non-Ant external tools.

Related tasks
Creating Ant buildfiles
Editing Ant buildfiles
Saving & Reusing Ant options
Running Ant buildfiles
Creating a project builder Ant buildfile
Ant buildfiles as project builders
Executing project builders
Non-Ant project builders
Stand-alone external tools