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Customizing the workbench window [message #533460] Fri, 14 May 2010 03:48 Go to next message
Pete is currently offline Pete
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Hi All,
I am wondering how, in E4, you would customize the workbench window. In 3.x you used WorkbenchAdvisor to do this. Does this approach still work in E4? I am under the impression that E4 is a re-write of eclipse. Can presentations do the same thing? If so how do I get my RCP to use it?

Any guidance would be very much appreciated.

Thanks

Pete
Re: Customizing the workbench window [message #533469 is a reply to message #533460] Fri, 14 May 2010 07:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Roland Tepp is currently offline Roland Tepp
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Hi Pete,

In e4, you generally don't need to "customize the workbench window" as
you have almost absolute control of it from the moment you create you e4
application.

With e4 1.0M5 you have just enough tooling to get you started with
developing an e4 application. Just create new e4 application, that sets
you up with most basic application window and some common command
handlers and then open Application.e4xmi with either the default visual
editor or a specialized e4 application model editor.

From there you have absolute freedom to rearrange your workbench or
rebuild it from ground zero.

Once the layout of your application is complete, you can style it with
CSS providing suitable colors and borders and whatnot.

In addition (although I have not tried it yet), you also have an option
of overriding/reimplementing your own application model renderers to
provide your unique look and feel, where CSS falls short.

14.05.2010 6:48, Pete kirjutas:
> Hi All,
> I am wondering how, in E4, you would customize the workbench window. In
> 3.x you used WorkbenchAdvisor to do this. Does this approach still work
> in E4? I am under the impression that E4 is a re-write of eclipse. Can
> presentations do the same thing? If so how do I get my RCP to use it?
>
> Any guidance would be very much appreciated.
>
> Thanks
>
> Pete


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Roland Tepp
Re: Customizing the workbench window [message #535150 is a reply to message #533469] Fri, 21 May 2010 12:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Pete is currently offline Pete
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Thanks Roland.
I have been playing with E4 for a short time now and am familiar with hoe to layout the workbench with the visual editor (although this does not seem to work on OSX). However, I guess what I was really trying to find out is how to use a custom renderer. What I would like to do is place a section at the top of the window in a similar fashion to the dialog banners seen in the Eclipse wizards. Not sure how this would be done. I am very new to Eclipse RCP development and am finding a number of the technologies difficult to get a grasp on. I am able to get a simple RCP application running and am now trying to focus on doing something useful with it.

Thanks for your advice.

Pete
Re: Customizing the workbench window [message #535182 is a reply to message #533469] Fri, 21 May 2010 13:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Sebastian is currently offline Sebastian
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Hi,

on this "where CSS falls short" matter, do you have some hint where to hook a custom renderer, maybe like WBW renderer?

Sebastian
Re: Customizing the workbench window [message #535257 is a reply to message #535182] Fri, 21 May 2010 18:19 Go to previous message
Thomas Schindl is currently offline Thomas Schindl
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Hi,

I've just proposed how to implement this [1] and I'll release this
change after M6 is out.

Tom

[1]https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=313958

Am 21.05.10 15:42, schrieb Sebastian:
> Hi,
>
> on this "where CSS falls short" matter, do you have some hint where to
> hook a custom renderer, maybe like WBW renderer?
>
> Sebastian
Re: Customizing the workbench window [message #576482 is a reply to message #533469] Fri, 21 May 2010 12:43 Go to previous message
Pete is currently offline Pete
Messages: 28
Registered: March 2010
Junior Member
Thanks Roland.
I have been playing with E4 for a short time now and am familiar with hoe to layout the workbench with the visual editor (although this does not seem to work on OSX). However, I guess what I was really trying to find out is how to use a custom renderer. What I would like to do is place a section at the top of the window in a similar fashion to the dialog banners seen in the Eclipse wizards. Not sure how this would be done. I am very new to Eclipse RCP development and am finding a number of the technologies difficult to get a grasp on. I am able to get a simple RCP application running and am now trying to focus on doing something useful with it.

Thanks for your advice.

Pete
Re: Customizing the workbench window [message #576493 is a reply to message #533469] Fri, 21 May 2010 13:42 Go to previous message
Sebastian is currently offline Sebastian
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Registered: March 2010
Member
Hi,

on this "where CSS falls short" matter, do you have some hint where to hook a custom renderer, maybe like WBW renderer?

Sebastian
Re: Customizing the workbench window [message #576522 is a reply to message #576493] Fri, 21 May 2010 18:19 Go to previous message
Thomas Schindl is currently offline Thomas Schindl
Messages: 5415
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Hi,

I've just proposed how to implement this [1] and I'll release this
change after M6 is out.

Tom

[1]https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=313958

Am 21.05.10 15:42, schrieb Sebastian:
> Hi,
>
> on this "where CSS falls short" matter, do you have some hint where to
> hook a custom renderer, maybe like WBW renderer?
>
> Sebastian
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