Developing an Eclipse IDE for the Robot Framework test automation tool
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RobotFramework-EclipseIDE 1.4.0

RobotFramework-EclipseIDE is an Eclipse IDE plugin for the Robot Framework test automation tool. It is developed by Nitor Creations Oy.

Robot Framework is a generic test automation framework for acceptance testing and acceptance test-driven development (ATDD). Acceptance Test-Driven Development is a process used to construct executable requirements before the implementation starts.

This plugin helps you to write tests with Robot Framework directly from the comfort of your Eclipse IDE.

IDE Features

  • Support for .txt and (since 1.4.0) .robot files using the "two spaces or tab" format
  • Syntax coloring (colors configurable since 1.2.0)
  • Hyperlinks to keyword definitions
  • Hyperlinks to global variable definitions
  • Hyperlinks to resource files
  • Hyperlinks to variable files
  • Code completion for keyword calls
  • Code completion for global variables
  • Code completion for missing keyword definitions (since 1.3.0)
  • Code completion for tables, formatting configurable (since 1.3.0)
  • Code completion for Setting table keys (since 1.3.0)


  • Eclipse Indigo (3.7) or later (earlier might work, untested)


See Installation instructions.


See Usage.

More info

See Wiki pages.