The Visualiser is an extensible Eclipse plugin that can be used to visualize anything that lends itself to a 'bars and stripes' style representation. It began as the Aspect Visualiser, which was a part of AJDT. It was originally created to visualize how aspects were affecting classes in a project. It has since been extracted to become its own plug-in and given extension points in order that other types of information can be visualized.
An on-line demo showing how to use the Visualiser with AJDT is available from the AJDT demos page.
A tutorial exploring the Visualiser in detail, and describing the process of creating a new provider, using the Google provider as an illustration, is available from developerWorks: Create your own visualisations in Eclipse.
A new provider has been developed by the University of Alabama at Birmingham: Visualization of Clone Detection Results
Release Date: December 06, 2005 Eclipse Versions: 3.1 or 3.2 Zip file: org.eclipse.contribution.visualiser_2.2.0_archive.zip
Release Date: December 14, 2004 Eclipse Versions: 3.0 or 3.1 Zip file: visualiser_2.1.0_archive.zip
Providers included with the Visualiser
- A simple file-based provider that reads bar and stripe information from two files.
- A resources and markers provider that responds to selections in the workbench and displays files as bars, with associated Eclipse markers as stripes.
- An Eclipse JDT search results provider that displays Java classes as bars and the results of the most recent Java search as stripes.
Providers available separately
Visualize the results of Google searches
Version: 1.0.0 Release Date: January 5, 2005 Eclipse Versions: 3.0 or 3.1 Dependencies: License key and googleapi.jar from Google Web APIs Zip file: googleprovider_1.0.0_archive.zip
Visualize the CVS history of files in your workspace
Version: 0.1.1 Release Date: February 14, 2005 Eclipse Versions: 3.0 or 3.1 Zip file: cvsprovider_0.1.1_archive.zip