|Re: Where is the RCP source when using EMF? [message #513960 is a reply to message #513934]
||Thu, 11 February 2010 18:59
| Ed Merks
Registered: July 2009
Herb Miller wrote:
> I wanted to modify the GUI with some forms for data entry instead of
> the default property sheet, so I needed to override/change some of the
> GUI code produced by RCP.
The EEF project has nice forms. I'm not sure it works with RCP. I
imagine it should work fine there...
> Plus, I am going to need to know how to hook up the model data to the
> forms so the model can be updated correctly.
EEF would take care of that...
> I think I found the GUI hooks. The RCP translation builds a new file
> called MyAppEditorAdvisor. There seems to be a lot of GUI stuff in
> that file (Perspective, createInitialLayout, WorkbenchAdvisor,
> WindowAdvisor, etc.). I will have to figure out how to use these
> properly in order to change the GUI, correct?
Yes, to change the overall layout of the perspective.
> How hard will it be to hook up any new forms I create for the GUI to
> the model data?
If EEF isn't your thing, the data binding integration with EMF should be
useful. Tom Schindl has some very nice blogs about how to use that.
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