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How to view hierarchical package structure in Eclipse package explorer (2)

OK here's what I would like: in the Eclipse package explorer, I see the following: (dot represents a clickable arrow that I can use to expand the folder)

  • PROJECT
    • Source Folder
      • Package
          Class
      • Package.SubPackage
          Foo
          Bar
      • Package.OtherSubPackage
      • Package.OtherSubPackage.VerySubPackage
      • OtherPackage
          Foobar
      • OtherPackage.SubPackage
          Baz

Long story short, I want to have many packages, each with many subpackages, in a source folder (and several source folders, so making more won't solve the problem)--so on the order of a couple hundred packages per source folder--ten to twenty packages each with fifteen subpackages. Therefore, I want the hierarchy to look like this:

  • PROJECT
    • Source Folder
      • Package
          Class
        • Package.SubPackage
            Foo
            Bar
        • Package.OtherSubPackage
          • Package.OtherSubPackage.VerySubPackage
      • OtherPackage
          Foobar
        • OtherPackage.SubPackage
            Baz

so I can open or close a package and see a list of subpackages instead of having package and subpackage all at the same level in the hierarchy--which again makes far too many packages simultaneously displayed. Note this is not a question about filesystem; the file system works fine as far as I can tell--it is only a question about the visual display in the Eclipse package explorer.

So: is there a way to add levels to the hierarchy? Thanks!! (Eclipse Helios on OS X 10.6)


Here is representation of screen eclipse to make hierarachical.


Package Explorer / View Menu / Package Presentation... / Hierarchical

The "View Menu" can be opened with Ctrl + F10, or the small arrow-down icon in the top-right corner of the Package Explorer.





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