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Welcome to the RobotFramework-EclipseIDE wiki!


What is RobotFramework-EclipseIDE

An Eclipse IDE plugin for the Robot Framework test automation tool 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.


  • 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.

  • Release notes

See Release notes.

Contributing to this project

  1. Fork this project
  2. Modify the source
  3. Create a pull request :)

For a little more detailed description, see [Contributing to the RobotFramework EclipseIDE project](wiki/Contributing to the RobotFramework EclipseIDE project).


The editor and its code is released under the Apache License 2.0.

Bugs, enhancements, ideas, questions, issues, patches etc.

Bug reports, requests for enhancement, ideas, questions patches etc are all tracked here.


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