Create a project of the same NAME and TYPE of project in eclipse (mine is desktop app using embedded db and xml properties. So a Java Project)
2. find the netbeans dist folder
3. copy the dist.jar to the bin of the project in the workspace
4. find the src of netbeans and copy all the contents into src of the eclipse src folder.
5. I had an xml folder containing ModelResourcesXML named xml
6. I copied that so it could be found sitting along side the src folder in the eclipse project
7. additionally, I had 20+ dependency jar files in the lib folder
8. copy that folder to sit beside the src folder in the eclipse project
9. press F5 to refresh eclipse project
10. right click that folder containing the jar dependencies
11. choose Build Path
12. choose configure Build Path
13. click Libraries tab
14. choose Add Jars
15. select all the jars in the folder containing the dependencies. Mine was lib/
16. F5 to refresh
17. run the project
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is DA5B-72C1
Directory of C:\Users\Steves\Documents\programs\eclipse\workspace\musicSystems
09/10/2014 11:31 AM <DIR> .
09/10/2014 11:31 AM <DIR> ..
09/10/2014 10:27 AM 1,517 .classpath
09/10/2014 10:09 AM 388 .project
09/10/2014 10:09 AM <DIR> .settings
09/10/2014 10:47 AM <DIR> bin
09/10/2014 11:27 AM <DIR> img
09/10/2014 10:22 AM <DIR> lib
09/10/2014 11:31 AM <DIR> src
09/10/2014 11:27 AM <DIR> xml
2 File(s) 1,905 bytes
8 Dir(s) 904,077,123,584 bytes free
Yes it worked awesomely! It compiled and ran a 40MB app. and built a derby db.
I am new to eclipse so I have to test it but I thought it would be trapped in netbeans forever. Hopefully the eclipse IDE will do a better job creating a standalone jar.
I digress, An additonal step I missed was to create the img dir along side of src I needed to put all my images there to have my second app run. Hence;the Error java.io.IOException failed to load images.
The imported projects seem to work.