A practical guide to JAXB 2.0
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The directory structure of the JAXB2 project is shown in Figure 2.
Compiling an XML Schema
In this section, we will bind the catalog schema, catalog.xsd, to Java classes with the
xjc compiler. We shall configure
xjc as an external tool in Eclipse. Select Run>External Tools>External Tools. In the External Tools frame, right-click on the Program node and select New to create a new configuration as shown in Figure 3.
Also, set environment variables
JAXB_HOME in the external tool configuration for
xjc in the Environment tab, as shown in Figure 4.
xjc compiler on the example schema, catalog.xsd. Select catalog.xsd file in the Package Explorer window and then Run>External Tools>XJC.
The output from the XJC compiler is shown in Figure 5.
Schema-derived classes get generated in the
gen_source folder, as shown in Figure 6.
Java classes and interfaces are generated in package
generated, by default. For each
xsd:complexType schema component, one value class gets generated, instead of an interface and an implementation class. For example, for
complexType a Java value class
CatalogType.java gets generated. An
ObjectFactory.java class also gets generated. The factory class consists of create methods to create Java value class objects.