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Customise auto-generated Comment when Creating New Class in Eclipse (Juno 1.5.1)

When creating a new class in Eclipse via File > New > Class, please ensure that you had ticked the checkbox ‘Generate comments‘ if you wish there are useful comments included in the new class.

The auto-generated comment is as following:

/**
*
*/
package com.chapter7.arrays;

/**
* @author mychin
*
*/
public class Exercise713 {

/**
* @param args
*/
public static void main(String[] args) {
// TODO Auto-generated method stub

}

}

 

I would prefer to have useful information included in the file so that I can know the date and time that I had created the file. In order to customise the auto-generated comment, here are the following steps:

1. Under Eclipse > Preferences

2. Expand the ‘Java‘ section on the left sidebar

3. Choose Code Templates via Java > Code Style

 

4. Expand the ‘Comments‘ section and choose ‘Types‘.

 

5. By default, the pattern is as following:

/**
* @author ${user}
* ${tags}
*/

 

In order to customise the comment and add the date and time, you need to customise the pattern as following:

/**
* @author ${user}
* @date ${date}
* @time ${time}
* ${tags}
*/

 

After the customisation, when you create a new file, it will look like this:

/**
*
*/
package com.chapter7.arrays;

/**
* @author mychin
* @date Nov 30, 2012
* @time 11:06:05 PM
*/
public class trying {

/**
* @param args
*/
public static void main(String[] args) {
// TODO Auto-generated method stub

}

}
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