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RCP applications without org.eclipse.ui.workbench [message #541966] Wed, 23 June 2010 12:12 Go to next message
Mattias Andersson is currently offline Mattias AnderssonFriend
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Hi All,

I have Eclipse Wizard which I would like to run from within the IDE and as an RCP application. I have a dependency to org.eclipse.ui to access SWTand jFace however org.eclipse.ui has a dependency to org.eclipse.ui.workbench which I do not need. Currently I have a dependency to org.eclipse.ui.workbench but it is never started. Why does this dependency exist?

I would also like to be able to launch the help from my RCP but the only way I found is via the workbench. I know it is possible through but it seems unnecessary to start another Eclipse instance when I already have one running, any ideas?


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Re: RCP applications without org.eclipse.ui.workbench [message #541977 is a reply to message #541966] Wed, 23 June 2010 12:33 Go to previous message
Paul Webster is currently offline Paul WebsterFriend
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You can create a headless RCP app, Try the Hello World RCP app template
when creating a plugin.

org.eclipse.ui is part of the workbench. If you just want to use
org.eclipse.swt and org.eclipse.jface, then only use those bundles.
You'll be responsible for creating the display and running the display
loop in your headless application start(*) method.


Paul Webster .platform.doc.isv/guide/workbench.htm

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