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Eclipse RCP Resources

Platform Plug-in Developer Guide

http://help.eclipse.org : 'Platform Plug-in Developer Guide' & 'Plug-in Development Environment Guide'

http://wiki.eclipse.org/

http://blog.eclipse-tips.com/2009/01/top-10-mistakes-in-eclipse-plug-in.html

http://wiki.eclipse.org/Equinox/p2/Adding_Self-Update_to_an_RCP_Application

http://wiki.eclipse.org/RCP_FAQ

Platform News Groups

http://www.eclipse.org/newsportal/thread.php?group=eclipse.platform

http://www.eclipse.org/newsportal/thread.php?group=eclipse.platform.swt

http://www.eclipse.org/newsportal/thread.php?group=eclipse.platform.rcp

Color Constants

http://blog.platinumsolutions.com/node/155

All your layout questions answered

http://www.eclipse.org/articles/article.php?file=Article-Understanding-Layouts/index.html

Implementing help

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/opensource/library/os-echelp/

Tutorials

Eclipse Corner Articles http://www.eclipse.org/articles/ : explaining concepts like drag and drop, views, ....

Commands overview:

http://wiki.eclipse.org/Platform_Command_Framework

http://wiki.eclipse.org/Command_Core_Expressions

Good introduction to the basic structure of an RCP project:

http://www.eclipse.org/articles/Article-RCP-1/tutorial1.html

http://www.eclipse.org/articles/Article-RCP-1/tutorial2.html

http://www.eclipse.org/articles/Article-RCP-1/tutorial3.html

SWT layout tutorial:

http://www.eclipse.org/articles/Article-Understanding-Layouts/Understanding-Layouts.htm

Tabbed properties tutorial:

http://www.eclipse.org/articles/Article-Tabbed-Properties/tabbed_properties_view.html

Text editor:

http://www.realsolve.co.uk/site/tech/jface-text.php

http://dev.eclipse.org/newslists/news.eclipse.platform.swt/msg19676.html

Content assist:

http://wiki.eclipse.org/FAQ_How_do_I_add_Content_Assist_to_my_language_editor%3F

StyledText:

http://www.eclipse.org/articles/StyledText%201/article1.html

Extensively formatted tree viewer tool tips:

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/opensource/library/os-eclipse-forms/

Pre-fabricated properties view:

http://www.eclipse.org/articles/Article-Properties-View/properties-view.html

Using decorators to lay over an element's image, i.e. for warnings:

http://help.eclipse.org/help33/index.jsp?topic=/org.eclipse.platform.doc.isv/guide/workbench_advext_decorators.htm

RCP and Maven:

http://www.eclipse.org/articles/article.php?file=Article-Eclipse-and-Maven2/index.html

Code Examples

http://www.java2s.com/Code/Java/SWT-JFace-Eclipse/CatalogSWT-JFace-Eclipse.htm

http://wiki.eclipse.org/index.php/JFaceSnippets

http://www.eclipse.org/swt/snippets

Eclipse Quirks

VERY STRANGE "OPEN EDITOR ACTION" BUG: when opening an editor w/ the command openEditor in the run() method of an org.eclipse.jface.action.Action subclass, the editor MUST have an icon defined in its plugin.xml Extension details. Otherwise, you'll get the following error: Unable to open editor, unknown editor ID: eu.etaxonomy.taxeditor.designproposal1.view.mpetestview.

Research

Data Binding

Several data binding frameworks exist for Java. IBM Developer Works gives a good overview.

We focus on JFace, cause there is ready Eclipse support available:

Model-View-Controller (general)

The following two articles describe an example of an MVC GUI written in Swing, but it nonetheless gets down to the nitty gritty of how MVC theory gets translated into code.

http://www.javadude.com/articles/vaddmvc2/mvc1.html

http://www.javadude.com/articles/vaddmvc2/mvc2.html

This is a good article, again for Swing, which runs EVERYTHING - i.e., in both directions - through the controller.

http://java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/javase/mvc/

I liked this one, his commenters didn't.

http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2004/07/07/genericmvc.html

Only touches on MVC, but lots of good ideas for efficiently building a JFace tree.

http://www.eclipsezone.com/eclipse/forums/t53983.html?start=0

Undoable operations

Help entry

Field assist

A potential alternative to the SWT.!StyledText widget's decoration and autocomplete is JFace field assist

SourceViewer Tutorial 2.pdf - Part 1 not so interesting (213 KB) Pepe Ciardelli, 10/24/2007 03:44 PM

SourceViewer Tutorial 3.pdf - Part 1 not so interesting (674 KB) Pepe Ciardelli, 10/24/2007 03:44 PM

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