Monthly Archives: October 2010

Modify the e4 model at startup via processors

Eclipse e4 offers two ways to contribute to the application model, via fragments and processors. Fragments describe via static xmi additonal model elements and processors allow to add and modify existing model elements. I added an example to my Eclipse … Continue reading

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Android windowSoftInputMode – Resize the application for the soft-keyboard

Android has the so-called Input Method Framework to support different input methods, e.g. keyboard, soft-keyboard, handwriting etc. If the soft-keyboard is used it is diplayed at the bottom of the screen once the user select an text view to edit … Continue reading

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Drag and drop support for your parts within the workbench in Eclipse e4

Some of you may have noticed that you cannot drag and drop your parts (views and editors) within an Eclipse e4 application by default. To make this work add a dependency to the plugin “org.eclipse.e4.ui.workbench.addons.swt” and add the Add-On “org.eclipse.e4.ui.workbench.addons.dndaddon.DnDAddon” … Continue reading

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The persistence of e4

In Eclipse 3.x you can remember the current application state (the user’s layout and window size) between application sessions, via the setting configurer.setSaveAndRestore(true); in the initialize method of ApplicationWorkbenchAdvisor. See Eclipse RCP Tips and Tricks for details. Eclipse e4 has … Continue reading

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More than 15 000 visitors per day – Thanks to all users

On an average weekday my webserver now welcomes more then 15 000 users. I would like to take the oppertunity to thank all users of I think it is really cool that so many people find my tutorials useful … Continue reading

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