NetBeans IDE used ANT for building Java projects. Many times it is not obvious for new people to know how to run custom ANT targets from NetBeans IDE.
The footprint project has its own ANT build script with lots of custom targets. Let us see how to run one of the targets from the build script. To see the build script we will navigate to the Files panel which is second tab just right to the Projects panel.
We can see our build.xml build script. When you click on that file name the contents of the file will be instantly shown in the Navigation panel below the Files Panel. Now we can issue the Run Target command from both the panels Files as well as Navigator.
We will just have to right click the desired target and say Run Target >
and the target will be executed for you.
Tushar Joshi, Nagpur