I have been using textpad and Java for 3 months without trouble. We just got a new computer 64 bit Windows 7. I have downloaded Java and Textpad on the new computer but when I go to external tools to compile, the compile and run tools are missing. I have uninstalled and reinstalled, rebooted but they are still not there. Anyone know what to do? Thanks!
Did you install the Java JDK before installing textpad? I would recommend using NetBeans, it's a free download and can save a lot of programming time.
Yeah, I installed Java and then Textpad. I am new to programming and we use Textpad in class. This is why I would really like to keep using it. I never had this problem before. I will check out NetBeans but I would love to use the same program as in class.
Thanks so much! I'm really not sure what happened but I uninstalled everything and reinstalled. I looked for the downloads you mentioned and never found exactly what you said but close. I rebooted after installing JDK (it does contain JRE) and then reinstalled Textpad. Same problem!! This time though when I went to preferences> tools there was an option to add SDK tools and there you go they are right there. I don't think I installed the right thing previously cuz this was not an option before. Thanks again for your help!! PHEW!!!