Tag Archives: Eclipse

Eclipse contributions – What difference can a single developer make?

I frequently hear that a single developer cannot make a difference for the Eclipse project. I think that is not true. The Eclipse project page show that in a lot of projects a handful of developers make most of the … Continue reading

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Using Eclipse application model persisted state to specify the SWT stylebits

With Eclipse Luna M6 and M7 we introduced the possibility to set the stylebits for user interface controls via persisted state data. Use “styleOverride” as key and the integer value for the SWT stylebits you want to use. For example … Continue reading

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How to contribute to the Eclipse Open Source project

As preparation for upcoming Eclipse Hackathons on EclipseCon US and the Eclipse Hackathon in Hamburg I updated my How to contribute to the Eclipse Open Source project guide. I hope that helps new contributors to contribute to the amazing Eclipse … Continue reading

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More and more contributions to the Eclipse platform project

If you look at the Git platform.ui repository log, we are getting more and more people involved in providing patches to the Eclipse platform project. I did not count them, but I think we got contributions from at least 10 … Continue reading

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Eclipse org.eclipse.ui switches to png files and waves good bye to the floppy disk

Thanks to amazing contributon from Tony McCrary from http://www.l33tlabs.com/ we could replace the usage of .gif icons in org.eclipse.ui and org.eclipse.ui.workbench with png. The advantages of the png files is that they support transparency and therefore also look good on … Continue reading

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The small details in life: the focus restore

This blog should show you a small, often overlooked, problem within Eclipse e4 and it should also provide you with a possible solution. The Problem Eclipse e4 has a lot of useful annotations and one of these is the @Focus. … Continue reading

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Generics for the Combo-,List- and TableViewer

Currently the generic ComboViewer has been merged into the eclipse master branch and the changes for the List- and TableViewer are waiting for there reviews. In this blogpost I want to show you how to use this viewers with the … Continue reading

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Working on the Eclipse 4 RCP book – Second edition

I’m currently working on the second edition of the Eclipse RCP book. The whole book has been completely reworked and everything is updated to Eclipse 4.3. The coverage will also be much more detailed and based on the feedback I … Continue reading

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SWT: Detecting which key was pressed during a MouseClick by Lars Vogel

Sometimes you want to detect the metakey which was pressed during a mouse click on SWT widget. This information is available in the SelectionEvent via the stateMask property. The following code shows an example for this.

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Finding SWT resources leaks with Sleak

In SWT you must cleanup your allocated resources. Luckily the SWT Composite passed to you, is disposed by the framework so any Widget which you create on this control is disposed for you automatically. Except Fonts, Colors and Images. For … Continue reading

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