Tag Archives: Preferences

Preferences Spy for Eclipse IDE and RCP

Motivation Figuring out, which preference is changed, when editing a certain preference in the user interface (i.e. Preference-Dialog), may be difficult. Let the Preference Spy help you with this issue. Preferences in Eclipse The preferences in Eclipse are stored hierarchically. … Continue reading

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Eclipse Secure storage of preferences

Eclipse allows to encrypt preference values via the plugin “org.eclipse.equinox.security”. The key/ value pairs will be stored in the file “secure.storage” in the folder “.eclipse/org.eclipse.equinox.security” of the user directory. Eclipse uses a PasswordProvider for encrypting the preferences. Via the extension … Continue reading

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