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Windows 7: Eclipse IDE: "Type name is empty" error when creating new Class

26 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
Eclipse IDE: "Type name is empty" error when creating new Class

Hi guys,

I have always used Notepad++ for basic Java development and have manually compiled via cmdline. I am new to Eclipse IDE.

When I try to add a new class to a package, this error shows up:

The "Finish" button is greyed out because of this. I am unsure what to do.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jan 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

You should fill the new class name, as this wizard will create all the basic structure for you. Afterwards you may want to rename to something else if some refactoring comes by.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)

Our first homework with the IDE:

public class RegForm {
	void printHeader() {
		System.out.println("\t\t      Information and Communications"
				+ " Technology Academy");
		System.out.println("\t\t\t     6764 Ayala Avenue, Makati City 1226");
		System.out.println("\n\t\t\t\tASSESSMENT/REGISTRATION FORM");
	void printHR() {
		for(int ctr = 0; ctr < 93; ctr++) {
	void printStudentDetails() {
	void printSchedule() {
		System.out.println("\nSECTION\t\tSUBJECT NAME\t\t\t\tUNITS\tDAY\tTIME"
				+ "\t\tROOM#");
		System.out.println("SE21\t\tLinear Algebra\t\t\t\t3\tTHU\t14:45-17:45"
				+ "\t502");
		System.out.println("SE21\t\tSoftware Engineering Elective 4\t\t3\tTHU"
				+ "\t18:00-21:00\tCL1");
		System.out.println("SE21\t\tEmerging Communications Technologies\t3"
				+ "\tFRI\t14:45-17:45\tCL1");
		System.out.println("SE21\t\tSoftware Engineering 2\t\t\t3\tSAT"
				+ "\t11:30-14:30\tMMA3");
		System.out.println("SE21\t\tCore Java\t\t\t\t3\tSAT\t14:45-17:45"
				+ "\tMMA3");
		System.out.println("\t\tTOTAL UNITS: 15/15");

	public static void main(String[] args) {
		RegForm rf = new RegForm();
Just prints stuff to console. Thanks for your help again!
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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