Eclipse Plugin: Macro Recorder

Macro recording functionality has been a highly requested feature in Eclipse. Now there is a plugin which adds this function to Eclipse. Check out the Macro Recorder.

I tried it out. I think it needs a bit more work. When recording macros it captures mouse movements and keyboard actions but it seems to miss the click events and Alt keys. Plus there is no pause/stop feature when running a macro.

Anyway it is a good start and I hope the plugin is actively developed.

Vasanth Dharmaraj is a Java Architect currently working for Western Union living in the Bay Area. He is interested in programming, gadgets, formula one... You can follow him on Twitter.

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6 comments on “Eclipse Plugin: Macro Recorder
  1. What about TPTP’s GUI recorder which pretty much does the same thing?

  2. Vasanth says:

    Thanks for the tip I will take a look at it.

  3. Brian says:

    Man it’s about time. Text macros are an indispensible programming tool. It’s the one thing that keeps me having to use both Eclipse and UltraEdit. Macros allow you to do some really creative things like custom refactorings and indentation. I can only imagine what’s possible in Eclipse. It’s unfortunate that it isn’t 100% complete though. Thanks for the tip. I’ll definitely be watching this.

  4. Vasanth says:

    Yes, macros is one feature badly missing from Eclipse. Hope the development of this plugin continues.

  5. Renê Melo says:

    Where’s the plugin? I didn’t find at http://www.bdaum.de/eclipse/
    Did you remove? I would like get it!
    Thanks!

  6. Vasanth says:

    Renê Melo,

    Looks like the plugin has been removed from the site. Sorry. By the way I am not the developer of the plugin.

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