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[Eclipse Expressions] Control the visibility of Eclipse RCP menu contributions depending on text selection with PropertyTesters

For seasoned RCP developers, this will be yesterday’s news I guess. However, I have just spent more than the usual 10 minutes on finding a solution to my problem, so I thought it’d be good to provide a quick write-up.

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Posted in Eclipse RCP, Tutorial

Eclipse GEF Tutorial: Secondary layout for multiple children of a PolylineConnection with ConnectionLocator and RelativeLocator

In an Eclipse GEF editor I am developing, PolylineConnections can have multiple children (of a type extending org.eclipse.draw2d.Label). I’ve wanted them to be located at ConnectionLocator.MIDDLE, but they should also have a secondary layout, similar to ToolbarLayout (i.e., ordered in

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Posted in Draw2D, Eclipse RCP, GEF: Eclipse Graphical Editing Framework, Tutorial

Building a cross-platform, feature-based Eclipse RCP Product with Tycho II: Mind your OSs

If you have followed Building a cross-platform, feature-based Eclipse RCP Product with Tycho (the umpteenth), and have run the build on a Windows system, you will have ended up with non-executable products for Mac OS X and Linux. What this

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Posted in Build, Eclipse RCP, Operating System, Tutorial, Tycho

Dynamically calculating the position constraints for a figure in a GEF editor layout in relation to another figure

I’ve worked on the implementation of a GEF editor for an EMF-based model, using both the GEF book and vainolo‘s great GEF tutorials. The model consists of several types of nodes and connections, with different layout requirements for the display

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Posted in Draw2D, GEF: Eclipse Graphical Editing Framework, Tutorial

Building a cross-platform, feature-based Eclipse RCP Product with Tycho (the umpteenth)

DISCLAIMER: This solution was tested with Eclipse Indigo (3.7.2), Java JDK 1.6.0_37, Tycho 0.16.0, using a Target Definition which contains p2 repositories only, and a Product Definition which is feature-based. A “delta pack” is not needed, as all necessary plug-ins

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Posted in Build, Eclipse RCP, Maven, Tycho

EclipseCon Europe 2012 – lessons learned

Last week I went to my first ever developer conference (apart from a local Eclipse Demo Camp for the Juno release): EclipseCon Europe 2012. It could be summed up in one word: GREAT! In the course of the conference, I’ve

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Posted in Misc

Getting started with the Eclipse RCP

Everybody has to start somewhere, and as a complete beginner in software development with Java and the Eclipse RCP, I have been, and still am, constantly on the lookout for sources of information. The following books and websites – in

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