Producing a commercial-quality plug-in means going above and beyond the minimal requirements needed to integrate with Eclipse. It means attending to all those details that contribute to the “fit and polish” of a commercial offering. This comprehensive guide covers the entire process of plug-in development, including all the extra steps needed to achieve the highest quality results.
Building on two internationally best-selling previous editions, Eclipse Plug-ins, Third Edition, has been fully revised to reflect the powerful new capabilities of Eclipse 3.4. Leading Eclipse experts Eric Clayberg and Dan Rubel present detailed, practical coverage of every aspect of plug-in development, as well as specific, proven solutions for the challenges developers are most likely to encounter.
All code examples, relevant API listings, diagrams, and screen captures have been thoroughly updated to reflect both the Eclipse 3.4 API and the latest Java syntax. In addition, Clayberg and Rubel have completely revamped their popular Favorites View case study, reworking much of its content and recreating its code from scratch. The authors carefully cover new functionality added to existing Eclipse features, such as views and editors, and fully explain brand-new features such as Commands, GEF, and PDE Build.
This extensively revised edition
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Chapter 17Creating New Extension Points
Chapter 18Features Branding and Updates
Chapter 19Building a Product
Graphical Editing Framework
Chapter 21Advanced Topics
Appendix AEclipse Plugins and Resources
Appendix BReady for Rational Software
Chapter 4The Standard Widget Toolkit
Chapter 5JFace Viewers
Chapter 6Commands and Actions
Chapter 11Dialogs and Wizards
Chapter 12Preference Pages
Chapter 14Builders Markers and Natures
Chapter 15Implementing Help
associated attribute boolean build script builder Chapter cheat sheet color command conﬁguration contains context menu create Debug declaration default value deﬁned dialog display Eclipse plug-ins eclipse ui edit EditPart element example extension point Favorites plug-in Favorites view FavoritesManager feature ﬁeld Figure ﬁle ﬁlter ﬁrst handler identiﬁer IFavoriteItem implement installed instanceof interface IPath Java Package JFace JUnit key binding label listener marker menu item method model objects modify options package PDE Build perspective platform plug-in manifest editor plug-in project preference private static ﬁnal provides public class public static public void qualityeclipse receiver's return null RFRS right-click runtime Search Section Smalltalk speciﬁed specify Standard Widget Toolkit subclass submenu TableViewer target update viewer VisualAge widget window wizard workbench workspace