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:


If recommend to define it as a static final variable to avoid that the icon is created more then once:

private static final Image IMAGE1 = AbstractUIPlugin.imageDescriptorFromPlugin(“YourPluginName”,”$nl$/icons/your.gif”).createImage();

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