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Scope: JDT projects


The getJdtSourcePath task resolves the source folders of an eclipse project. The source folders can be resolved to ant's path-type or to a string property. The path can be resolved in a relative (to the given workspace) or absolute manner.


The getJdtClassPath task provides the following arguments:

Argument Description Required
workspaceDirectory Absolute path of the workspace directory Either 'workspaceDirectory' or 'workspaceId' has to be specified
workspaceId The identifier of a defined workspace (see <workspaceDefinition>) Either 'workspaceDirectory' or 'workspaceId' has to be specified
projectName Name of the eclipse project yes
property The name of the property that will hold the resolved path either 'pathId' or 'property' has to be specified
pathId The reference id for the path that will be created either 'pathId' or 'property' has to be specified
pathSeparator The system-dependent path-separator character. This character is used to separate filenames in a sequence of files. no (default: On UNIX systems, this character is ':'; on Microsoft Windows systems it is ';')
dirSeparator The system-dependent default name-separator character. no (default: On UNIX systems the value of this field is '/'; on Microsoft Windows systems it is '\')
relative Determines whether the result path should be resolved relative to the given workspace or absolute no (default: false)
allowMultipleFolders Must set to true to allow multiple source folders. If allowMultipleFolders is false and the result contains multiple folders, an BuildException is thrown. no (default: false)

Example usage

Resolving the source path to an ant path
The following example shows how to resolve the source path of an eclipse JDT project to an ant path:

<ant4eclipse:getJdtSourcePath pathId="sourcepath"
                              projectName="" />

Resolving the source path to an ant property
If you don't want to have the path as a path object but rather as a string Property, you can use the property parameter instead of the pathId argument. If you export the class path to a property, all its entries are separated by the operating systems default path separator (as defined in You can use the pathSeparator attribute to explicitly specify a character that is used to separate the entries of the source path.

<ant4eclipse:getJdtSourcePath property="sourcepath"
                              projectName="" />

Resolving relative pathes: The entries of the paths are absolute paths by default. You can use the boolean relative argument to receive a path that consists of pathentries that are relative to the project directory.

<ant4eclipse:getJdtSourcePath property="sourcepath"
                              relative="true" />