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I am just getting started working on a Java Struts Hibernate based Web App on Eclipse.

I have installed Eclipse (Helios) for Java EE developers for linux.

While going through an Action Class, I find that that words ActionForward, ActionMapping, ActionForm, HttpServletRequest, HttpServletResponse, Exception are not highlighted in a different font/color.

public class SampleProjectAction extends Action {

  public ActionForward execute(ActionMapping mapping, ActionForm form,
                                 HttpServletRequest request, 
                                   HttpServletResponse response) throws Exception {

Does that mean Eclipse is not able to recognize my Web App project?

Do I need to install any additional plugins for Java, Struts, Hibernate OR

any additonal jar files are needed?

@hvgotcodes All I have downloaded is Eclipse IDE for Java EE developers, nothing more. I have not downloaded any jar files for Struts, Hibernate, etc. and added to classpath. How do I do that?


Syntax highlighting is only based on Java parsed syntax, it has nothing to do with recognized frameworks or jars. If the jar is missing, you’ll have a compilation error because the compiler won’t be able to find a class (example ActionMapping )

BTW: “Exception” is not a Struts class, it’s from core Java.

BTW2: This is not Struts2, but Struts (1), they are totally different frameworks.


man i like so much struts as a mvc framework, recently i post a struts 2 tutorial using spring framework, i uploaded the compressed web app (war) it includes all the depencies you need to run a struts 2 web app, i you want to get the app you should go to and download it. I hope it help you…

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