Eclipse IDE for RCP and RAP Developers 2022 Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Eclipse IDE for RCP and RAP Developers is a complete set of tools for developers who want to create Eclipse plug-ins, Rich Client Applications or Remote Application Platform (RCP+RAP), plus Maven and Gradle tooling, and an XML editor. It contains the EGit tooling for accessing Git version control systems, and Eclipse Passage which helps with license management for Eclipse-based products. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Eclipse IDE for RCP and RAP Developers from the command line using the ZIP file.

How to Install Eclipse IDE for RCP and RAP Developers 2022 Silently

Eclipse IDE for RCP and RAP Developers 2022 Silent Install

  1. Navigate to: https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/
  2. Click the Windows x86_x64 link next to Eclipse IDE for RCP and RAP Developers to download the zip file
  3. Download the ZIP file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads\Eclipse)
  4. Navigate to: https://www.7-zip.org/download.html
  5. Click the Download link for the 64-bit x64 .exe
  6. Download the EXE to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  7. Navigate to: https://adoptopenjdk.net/
  8. Download the Windows x64 version of your choice
  9. Download the MSI to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  10. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  11. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  12. Enter the following commands:
7z2107-x64.exe /S
MsiExec.exe /i OpenJDKxxx-jdk_x64_windows_hotspot_x.y.z_x.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
"%ProgramFiles%\7-Zip\7z.exe" x -o"%ProgramFiles%\Eclipse\rcp-2022" ".\eclipse-rcp-2022-XX-R-win32-x86_64.zip"

Create an Eclipse Start Menu Shortcut with Windows PowerShell

  • Open Notepad or your favorite text editor
  • Add the following lines:
$TargetFile = "$env:ProgramFiles\Eclipse\rcp-2022\eclipse\eclipse.exe"
$ShortcutFile = "$env:ALLUSERSPROFILE\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Eclipse IDE for RCP and RAP Developers.lnk"
$WScriptShell = New-Object -ComObject WScript.Shell
$Shortcut = $WScriptShell.CreateShortcut($ShortcutFile)
$Shortcut.TargetPath = $TargetFile
$Shortcut.Save()
  • Save the file to C:\Downloads\Eclipse and name it: EclipseStartMenuSC.ps1
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to the C:\Downloads\Eclipse folder
  • Enter the following command:
    • Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy ByPass -File ".\EclipseStartMenuSC.ps1"

Create an Eclipse Desktop Shortcut with Windows PowerShell

  • Open Notepad or your favorite text editor
  • Add the following lines:
$TargetFile = "$env:ProgramFiles\Eclipse\rcp-2022\eclipse\eclipse.exe"
$ShortcutFile = "$env:Public\Desktop\Eclipse IDE for RCP and RAP Developers.lnk"
$WScriptShell = New-Object -ComObject WScript.Shell
$Shortcut = $WScriptShell.CreateShortcut($ShortcutFile)
$Shortcut.TargetPath = $TargetFile
$Shortcut.Save()
  • Save the file to C:\Downloads\Eclipse and name it: EclipseDesktopSC.ps1
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to the C:\Downloads\Eclipse folder
  • Enter the following command:
    • Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy ByPass -File ".\EclipseDesktopSC.ps1"

Software Title:Eclipse IDE for RCP and RAP Developers
Vendor:Eclipse Foundation, Inc.
Version:2022
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)7z2107-x64.exe /S
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)MsiExec.exe /i OpenJDKxxx-jdk_x64_windows_hotspot_x.y.z_x.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
Silent Install Switch (Step 3)"%ProgramFiles%\7-Zip\7z.exe" x -o"%ProgramFiles%\Eclipse\rcp-2022" ".\eclipse-rcp-2022-XX-R-win32-x86_64.zip"
Silent Uninstall Switch:RMDIR /Q /S "%ProgramFiles%\Eclipse\rcp-2022"
Download Link:https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/eclipse-ide-for-rcp-and-rap-developers-2022-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website.


How to Uninstall Eclipse IDE for RCP and RAP Developers 2022 Silently

Check out the Eclipse IDE for RCP and RAP Developers 2022 Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following sets of commands:

Eclipse IDE for RCP and RAP Developers 2022 Silent Uninstall

TASKKILL /F /IM eclipse.exe
RMDIR /Q /S "%ProgramFiles%\Eclipse\rcp-2022"
DEL "%PUBLIC%\Desktop\Eclipse IDE for RCP and RAP Developers.lnk"
DEL "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Eclipse IDE for RCP and RAP Developers.lnk"

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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