User Tools

Notepad++ (Windows User)

Presentation & Download

NotePad++ is an open source and powerfull code editor for Windows. Features:

  • Coloration
  • Easy indentation
  • Integrated console
  • Powerfull search functions…

More information :

Download NotePad++ :

Configuration with Capsis

  • In menu → plugins → NppExec → Excecute : enter the command you want to execute, for instance :
    • c:\capsis4\ant.bat compile

TextPad Editor (Windows User)

Presentation & Download

TextPad is a general purpose editor with coloration and compilation command for Windows.

More information :

Download Textpad :

TextPad is a shareware (It is not an Open Source / Libre Software).

Configuration with Capsis

  • Open Configuration panel : ConfigurationPreferences
  • Click on the Tools item
  • Delete existing java tools with the delete button (red cross).

(This way, compile in Capsis will be the first entry in the menu with the usual shortcut CTRL+&. The standard Java tools will be restored later.)

  • Click AddProgram and select your_capsis_directory/src/javac_capsis.bat
  • Click Add → Java SDK Commands to restore previously removed java tools.
  • When editing a java source file, you can compile with the following command : Tools → external tools → Compile

Scite Editor (Linux user)

Presentation & Download

Scite is a simple editor available on Linux system. Use your system installer to install it.

For instance, for Ubuntu distribution use:

sudo apt-get install scite 

Configuration with Capsis

  • Go to Options → Open User Options file
  • Add the following lines in the file (Replace my_capsis_dir by the full path of your capsis4 directory)
command.compile.*.java=sh my_capsis_dir/bin/ $(FileNameExt)*.java=sh my_capsis_dir/bin/ $(FileNameExt)
command.go.*.java=java $(FileName)
  • Save the file

You can now compile in Scite !!

See this note if you want to compile Capsis and Jeeb in Scite.

· 2008/11/28 15:59 · samuel dufour

Using Eclipse


Eclipse is an IDE (integrated development environment). It intends to facilitate the developer works with integrated tools. Interessing features are

  • A powerfull editor with completion and refactoring capabilities
  • Version repository access (CVS, SVN)
  • Debugging tools / Profiling
  • Test framework

<note information> You don't need to use Eclipse to integrate your model in Capsis. Eclipse IDE has very advanced functionalities and can be a bit complex for occasional programmers. If you are not sure that Eclipse is for you, you can still use your own editor (like Textpad or Scite). See using textpad scite </note>


We recommend to use the last version of eclipse : Ganymede

Import Capsis from SVN

  1. Install Eclipse Subversive SVN plugin
  2. New project → Project from SVN
  3. Create a new repository location
  4. Select trunk
  5. Click Finish
  6. Select Check out as a porject with the name specified and enter capsis4
  7. Click Finish

Build Capsis

  • Capsis4 will be imported as a java project. Eclipse will manage compilation.
  • It is not necessary to edit the build path since configuration files are already under version control
  • If you need to customize compilation process
    • go in the project properties.
    • ensure that source folders on build path and default output folder are set to capsis4/bin
    • ensure that all .jar are in the build path by using the button Add jars

Run Capsis

  • Click on the Run Button.
  • You can add a particular configuration
    • Run → Run configuration
    • Select Java Application
    • New launch configuration
    • Specify the main class (here


  • If you have to press twice the run button before Capsis really starts then replace the file capsis4/.project by the following one :
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
  • If the visu 3D do not work when you launch capsis with Eclipse under Windows, then add the path of the corresponding nativewindow_jvm.dll among your system variables. For example, for a windows 64 : /capsis4/ext/windows64/nativewindow_jvm.dll (does not work with recent version of eclipse)
· 2008/11/24 10:47 · samuel dufour

Configuring Textpad to open the file in error at the given line

Afer a compilation, if there are errors, it is possible to double click on the “file:line” reference to open the file for correction.

Check this configuration :

  • Configuration > Preferences > Tools
  • Select javac_capsis
  • Check the regular expression in the matching field (1)

If trouble with the expressions (double clicking does not open the file):

  • Help > “Regular expressions matching the compilation errors” link
  • Copy the expression for java; e.g. ^\([A-Za-z]:[^:]+\):\([0-9]+\):
  • Paste it in the field (1) upper
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