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Unable to launch Visual Editor for Java classes in Rational Software Architect

Technote (troubleshooting)


Unable to launch Visual Editor for Java classes in IBM Rational Software Architect.


When you right-click on a Java class and select Open With from the context menu, the "Visual Editor" option is missing.


The "Java client application editor (JVE)" feature is an optional feature for Rational Software Architect.

In order to access "Visual Editor" for Java classes, this feature must be selected and installed.

Resolving the problem

To resolve this problem, follow the instructions below:

  1. Launch IBM Installation Manager (IM).

  2. Click Modify Packages

  3. Check the box titled Java client application editor (JVE) to enable the feature

  4. Click Modify to install the feature.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Software Development IBM Installation Manager Modify

Document information

More support for: Rational Software Architect

Software version: 7.0,,,,,,,,,, 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.0.3, 8.0.4,

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1305500

Modified date: 22 May 2008

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