Eclipse RCP Tutorial updated to Helios

I’m happy to announce that I updated the Eclipse RCP Tutorial to Helios. Looking at the revision history I was (again) surprised that I maintain this tutorial since Sep. 2007.

This time I made a full cycle; I tried not only to adjust the tutorial to the minor UI changes in Eclipse Helios but also to re-structure the tutorial and the text to improve it’s readability. I added more pictures which hopefully make the Plugin concept easier to understand.

Please note that the URL has changed to so in case you have saved this link I encourage you to update this to the new URL. But URL forwarding is setup so don’t worry to much.

I hope this tutorial continue to help new RCP developers to find their way into the fascinating world of plugin and RCP development.

Have fun hacking Eclipse RCP! 🙂

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Lars Vogel is the founder and CEO of the vogella GmbH and works as Eclipse and Android consultant, trainer and book author. He is a regular speaker at international conferences, He is the primary author of With more than one million visitors per month this website is one of the central sources for Java, Eclipse and Android programming information.
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5 Responses to Eclipse RCP Tutorial updated to Helios

  1. Kai Tödter says:

    Thanks Lars, what is different in terms of API compared to the last version of your great tutorial?

  2. Lars Vogel says:

    @Kai AFAIK there were no relevant API change in Eclipse 3.6 for this tutorial. So the update contains mainly screenshots, re-structuring of the text, more images, etc….

  3. Evgin says:

    Perfect tutorial for newbies like me =) Thanks!
    But, one question -how download sources as whole eclipse project?

  4. Lars Vogel says:

    @Evgin I assume you mean the examples for the tutorial? Currently I don’t have a download option for the tutorials.

  5. Evgin says:

    I see. =(
    Thanks anyway!

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