Problems view

The Problems view displays system-generated errors, warnings, or information associated with a resource. These are typically produced by builders. For example, if you save a Java source file that contains syntax errors, the errors will automatically be logged in this view.

Picture of the Problems view with two warnings added to it.

By default, the Problems view is included in the Resources perspective. To add it to the current perspective, click command link Window > Show View > Other... > General > Problems.

The following icons are used by the Problems view:

Icon Description
 Information icon Information 
Warning icon Warning
Warning with quick fix icon Warning with quick fix
Error icon Error
Error with quick fix icon Error with quick fix
Delete Delete
Filter Filter

The first column indicates whether the line item is a task or a compiler generated error, warning or info.

The Description column contains a description of the line item.  You can edit the description of user-defined tasks by selecting Properties from the context menu.

The Resource and Path columns provide the name and location of the resource associated with each line item.

The Location column indicates the line number of the line item within its associated resource.


The toolbar of the Problems view includes the following buttons.

Delete the selected line item.
Filter the view according to the type of item.


Click the icon at the left end of the view's title bar to open a menu of items generic to all views. Click the upside-down triangle icon to open a menu of items specific to the Problems view. Right-click inside the view to open a context menu.