Using Eclipse Forms in Eclipse 4 RCP

During EclipseCon 2013 several people complained that Eclipse Forms is not available for pure Eclipse 4 RCP applicatoins.

I hope it helps to migrate existing applications that Eclipse Forms has been migrate out of any Eclipse 3.x dependencies. See Bug 369657 – FormsPlugin (Activator) unnecessary extends AbstractUIPlugin.

Please note that you should prefer CSS styling over the usage of Forms for new code. This Bugfix is supposed to help migrating existing code.

About Lars Vogel

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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