Getting started with GWT : Create your first GWT application in Eclipse 3.4

To my mind GWT is going to take the lead among the web application development tools. So this is the high time to start learning about GWT. Here I describe you how to create your first GWT application in Eclipse 3.4 (Ganymede).

If you have not installed Google plugin and SDK for eclipse please go to this page and follow the instructions.

Create your project
Select File-> New-> Web Application project. Enter "FirstGwtApp" for your project name and "com.ratul.FirstGwtApp" for the package name.

Create GWT entry point

Now you have to create an Entry point class which is similar to the main method in Java.
Right click on the "com.ratul.FirstGwtApp.client" and select New-> Class. Enter "HelloWorld" as the name of the class.

This class must implement the interface "".
So click on the Add button and write "entrypoint" in the choose interface text field.
Select the matching item.

Here is the code of the HelloWorld class

package com.ratul.FirstGwtApp.client;



public class HelloWorld implements EntryPoint {

public void onModuleLoad() {
Label label = new Label("Enter your name:");
final TextBox textBox = new TextBox();
Button button = new Button("Click Here");
button.addClickHandler(new ClickHandler() {
public void onClick(ClickEvent event) {
Window.alert("Hello "+ textBox.getText());


Now change the FirstGwtApp.gwt.xml in package com.ratul.FirstGwtApp to set the HelloWorld class as the entry point class of your application.

Create a Start HTML page

In the war folder you will find a file, named FirstGwtApp.html. Between the body tag write the following code

<!-- OPTIONAL: include this if you want history support -->
<iframe src="javascript:''" id="__gwt_historyFrame" tabindex="-1" style="border: 0pt none ; position: absolute; width: 0pt; height: 0pt;"></iframe>

<h1>Welcome to my first GWT Application</h1>

Configure the web.xml

Go to war-> WEB-INF folder and there you will find a web.xml file. The Google Plug-in created this configuration file and placed a reference to a servlet.
Set the FirstGwtApp.html as the welcome file of your application.

You are only one step away from running your first GWT application.

Run GWT application

To run your application right-click the project and select Run As -> "Web application".

The result will be like this.

Enter your name in the text field and click on the button. Your name will be appeared in the alert window :).


Maksud June 8, 2009 at 9:35 PM  

Wow. Nice tutorial. It will be very helpful.

Anonymous June 10, 2009 at 5:00 PM  

Did you use GWT 1.6 to make this tutorial? If so, that's helpful... if not, not so much.

Unknown June 10, 2009 at 7:45 PM  

Thanks for your comment Reechard. Yes i have used GWT 1.6 to make this tutorial. So i think you will find this helpful...

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VeggieBurger February 14, 2010 at 7:49 AM  

I had some trouble finding a nice tutorial, sor far this one was the best, thanks !

Unknown February 14, 2010 at 6:12 PM  

Hope my other tutorials will help you in future.

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Anonymous September 28, 2010 at 7:58 AM  

if it is possible to have the source code of this tutorial, it would be very helpful to me, because actually i find that some parts are missing in this tutorial. I followed all the steps mentioned above and the running result was not the same as you show... Anyone has an answer for me please

Unknown September 28, 2010 at 8:43 PM  

Source code is given in the tutorial. There is no more..

The Prolific Programmer October 28, 2010 at 4:07 PM  

h1v??? I think it should be h1

Unknown October 28, 2010 at 6:53 PM  

@Hasan : Can't understand your question.

Anonymous April 22, 2011 at 2:55 AM  

I think what Hasan is pointing to is line 4 of the html code. Should be h1, not h1v

Thanks for the tutorial - it's the best I have seen and used.

Unknown April 23, 2011 at 7:40 PM  

Thanks for pointing out the errors..

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Unknown May 20, 2013 at 4:27 AM  

Hi, thank you very much for help. I am going to test that in the near future. Cheers

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Anonymous October 17, 2013 at 10:14 AM  

Can you give me an example that uses Ext GXT Grid and grid-data is coming from two or more table.

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