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How to install NetBeans on Windows 10

Hi! Today we’re going to talk a little about Netbeans. This is an integrated development environment that allows programming in various languages. Also, it contains many features, for different types of applications. Consequently, it is oriented to facilitate the programming, testing, and debugging of the applications that are developed. It also incorporates its own editor. It is an open-source project designed mainly for Java. However, it has plugins to extend its operation. Additionally, it is a free product with no usage restrictions. Well, in this post we’ll see how to install NetBeans on Windows 10.


To be able to run this program you need to have JDK installed on your system. To know how to install and configure it, check our post.

How to download NetBeans for Windows 10

As mentioned, this program is free. So just go to the project download page and select the executable file. At the time of writing, the most recent version is Netbeans 12.0. After downloading the file, just run it as another installable for Windows. At the beginning of the process, it is possible to customize the installation. That is, it is possible to select the elements to be installed. However, this time we will install all the available components.

You can customize your Netbeans installation
You can customize your NetBeans installation

Next you can set the automatic update of the plugins while they are installed.

Check the plugin updates
Check the plugin updates
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Then, the installation process will begin. Please wait a few moments while the process is completed.

Launching the first project with NetBeans.

After the installation is completed, we are ready to use the environment for the first time. With this in mind, just look for the program in the start menu.

Launching Apache Netbeans IDE 12.0 for the First Time
Launching Apache NetBeans IDE 12.0 for the First Time

Then, the program will start loading the modules. After a few seconds, you will see the interface of the IDE. Now, it’s time to start the first project. With this in mind, please click on New Project.

Starting a new project on Netbeans
Starting a new project on NetBeans

A window with the available options for the new project will be displayed immediately. As you can see, they are very varied. For the purposes of this example, we will use Java with Ant. Specifically, we will create a Java Application. Also, the Java logo is colorless because the plugin is not yet available. So in order to enable it, please click Next.

Please press Next to enable the Java feature
Please press Next to enable the Java feature

It is then convenient to download some additional modules. This time, please check the JavaFX box. Finally, click on Download and Activate.

After accepting the license terms, please click on Install to begin the installation of the plugin.

Please wait a few moments while the plugin is downloaded and installed

Now it’s time to name the new project. You can choose the one you want. Please remember to check the Create main class option. Additionally, you can customize the location of the project and its folder.

Please assign the name of the project.
Please assign the name of the project.

The main page of the IDE will be displayed below. Please add the following test line:

System.out.println("Welcome to osradar")

Then click on the Play icon to start compiling the project. If everything goes well, you will see the successful building in the output.


At the end of the day, we have seen how to install NetBeans on Windows 10. These make the work easier and expand the scope of application. All right, I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. I’ll say goodbye for now!

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