“AnyEdit” is a simple plugin for Eclipse that adds few tools to the Eclipse menu, toolbars and to the output consoles. These added features are very useful for the coders and save time in simple operations.
First step is installing the plugin. As with other Eclipse plugin, its really very easy to install and configure AnyEdit.
  1. Download the plugin from here.
  2. Unzip the file and copy ” de.loskutov.anyedit.AnyEditTools_1.8.0.jar ” to ” Plugins ” folder under Eclipse.
  3. Open Eclispe and everything is read to use.
Suppose we have following Test class:
public class Test {

public static void main&#40;String&#91;&#93; args&#41; &#123; for&#40;int i=0;i<10;i++&#41; &#123; System.out.println&#40;"Printing HELLO WORLD. Count: " +i &#41;; &#125; &#125; &#125;

And we want to save the generated output to a text file from Eclipse IDE. we used to copy the output from ‘Console window’ and will create a new text file from file system and then will paste the output text there. AnyEdit adds all this into Eclipse IDE. You just have to right click in the ‘Console window’ of Eclipse and click ‘Save to File’.

Sometimes it is useful for the developer to see the white spaces in the source code. AnyEdit provides this option in the toolbar. Just click ‘Show white spaces’ icon from toolbar and you can see the white spaces in the development environment.

You can change the case of text by: ” highlighting text ” - > ” right click “, choose Convert - > ” To upper case/To lower case/Invert case/Capitalize “.

AnyEdit also adds a search dialog box which gives some more flexibility to the search feature.

‘Show Source of Selected Element Only’ is also a very useful feature. Consider that you are working in a method of a class with many methods. Then you will be viewing all the code, even that code which you are not editing. This can confuse you. Using ‘Show Source of Selected Element Only’ will hide all the code except that particular method on which you are working.

AnyEdit has a lot of simple but useful options that eases the programming in Eclipse.