Monthly Archives: August 2008

Eclipse RCP: open a view via standard command org.eclipse.ui.handlers.ShowViewHandler

Eclipse provides the standard command org.eclipse.ui.views.showView to open an arbitrary view. The default handler is org.eclipse.ui.handlers.ShowViewHandler. This handler is a nice example how you could add your own command with arguments. It takes two parameters. The first has the ID … Continue reading

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Auto completion / type ahead for Eclipse Data Fields

If you want to have auto-completion of your fields, want to use customer decorators or want to have input help have a look in the Eclipse Help Platform Plug-in Developer Guide > Programmer’s Guide > JFace UI framework -> Field … Continue reading

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Eclipse RCP / Plug-in – Reading an icon out of the icon directory of the plug-in

If you want to access an icon from your /icons directory in your code you can access it via the following method: AbstractUIPlugin.imageDescriptorFromPlugin(“YourPluginName”,”$nl$/icons/your.gif”).createImage(); If recommend to define it as a static final variable to avoid that the icon is created … Continue reading

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Eclipse Shortcut for new elements

Alt+Shift+N +P – Create a new package (based on the selection in the package explorer) Alt+Shift+N +C- Create a new class (based on the selection in the package explorer)

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