How to Enable Ant For Zend Studio

This week I found out that Zend Studio has Ant disabled by default (no idea why). Then I tried find a way to reactivate it by installing plugins or opening the workspace in a standard eclipse. Finally I found a nice post on the internet that explains how to have Zend reactivate the Ant plugins which are actually already installed and ready to be used.

1. Click File->New…->Other…

2. Click on the Java folder and select Existing project using Ant buildfile….

3. Click next

4. A message should popup asking you if you want to enable Ant, click OK

5. Close the new project wizard, you don’t have to actually create a project.

Go to Window->Show View->Other…, the Ant view should now be in the list.

Enjoy