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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 … Continue reading

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Eclipse e4 – Creating a new part dynamically

Eclipse e4 allows to create application elements dynamically. The following is a small example how to create a part dynamically in a handler. This assumes that you have a class “de.vogella.e4.modelservice.part.NewPart” defined in plugin “de.vogella.e4.modelservice”. The nice thing of this … Continue reading

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Eclipse e4 and the EModelService

One of the nicest things in my option in Eclipse e4 is that you have access to the model at runtime and can change it. To get access to the model you can use dependency injection to get the related … Continue reading

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Take Eclipse 4.1 M3 for a spin

Andrew Niefer announced the availability of the Eclipse 4.1 M3 builds. You can download it from http://download.eclipse.org/e4/sdk/drops/S-4.1M3-201010291118. The e4 build provides a repo that can be used to install the source bundles for e4 UI and e4 UI CSS, as … Continue reading

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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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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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Have you heard about Eclipse 4.0 (aka e4)? – Podcast

I had the pleasure to connect Ken Rimple from Chariot Tech Cast and Boris Bokowski. Learning about the upcoming Eclipse 4.0 release has never been easier. Just tune into Chariot TechCast Episode 55 – Interview with Boris Bokowski on Eclipse … Continue reading

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Eclipse 4.0 is different & Mascot stories

What if you want to make a good first impression and show how different Eclipse 4.0 really is? How helpful is the following splash screen in this quest? Lets replace this splash with something “cooler” for example this: To do … Continue reading

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