NetBeans IDE is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Java Development. It helps you to create Java modular software and Java programs. It is available for Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and Solaris.
Downloading and installation process is very easy. You can easily follow these steps to download and install NetBeans for Java Programming on Windows 11. Before installing NetBeans make sure that you have installed and set up Java JDK on Windows 11.
How to Install NetBeans IDE on Windows 11
After you have installed Java JDK, you can follow these steps to install and set up NetBeans for Java Programming. So let’s get started:
Step 1: Open the browser and search for NetBeans and open the link from netbeans.apache.org
Step 2: It will redirect you to the official page from where you can download Apache NetBeans. To download click on the “Download” button and select the windows installer file.
Step 3: After the download has been completed open the downloaded file. It will open Apache NetBeans IDE Installer window, here click on “Next“.
Step 4: On the next window, you will find the license agreement. Now read it and agree to the terms in the license agreement, click on “Next“.
Step 5: Now if you want to change the installation location then you can change it by clicking on “Browse“. Just select the location whether you want to install NetBeans or else you can keep it default. Here you also need to add the Java JDK installation location. After that, click on “Next“.
Step 6: On the next window, select check for updates and click the “Install” button. The installation process will take some time, so wait until the installation is complete. After that, you are ready to use NetBeans for Java Development.
That’s it, this is how you can install Apache NetBeans IDE on Windows 11. Now let’s discuss how to set up NetBeans for Java development.
How to Setup NetBeans for Java Programming
Here in this section, we are going to discuss how we can set up NetBeans for Java programming and how to create a Java file.
Step 1: Open NetBeans and click on “File > New Project“.
Step 2: On the next window, from the categories option select “Java with Maven”. Now select “Java Application” as a projects type and click on “Next“.
Step 3: In order to create and run a Java project on NetBeans you have to install Java SE support. For that select “the nb-javac Java editing support library” and click on “Download and Activate“.
Step 4: On the next window, click on “Next“. Now just read the license agreement and accept the terms and click on “Install“. After that, wait for the installation to complete and click on “Finish“.
Step 5: Now name your project, select the location where you want to save your project file, and click on “Finish” to create the project.
Step 6: After that, you have to create a Java class file for your project. For that, click on Project name > Source Packages now right-click on it then click on New > Java Class.
Step 7: On the next window, name your class file and click on “Finish“. Now you’re ready to write Java code on NetBeans IDE.
Step 8: To run your Java code, first of all, you have to save your file, and for that use “Ctrl+S“. Now you have to build the project using “F11", after that, use “F6” to compile the code.
That’s it; this is how you can install and set up NetBeans for Java Development on Windows 11. You can also check our detailed guide on; how to set up Eclipse IDE for Java development if you want to try other IDE for Java.
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