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Re: Integrating C++ GUI toolkit into RCP application? [message #547532] Sun, 18 July 2010 11:14
Thomas Schindl is currently offline Thomas Schindl
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Hi,

Redirecting to SWT-Newsgroups because this is a swt-specific question.

Tom

Am 18.07.10 12:59, schrieb Jarrick Chagma:
> "Tom Schindl" <tom.schindl@bestsolution.at> wrote in message
> news:i1ujg2$a77$1@build.eclipse.org...
>
> [...]
>
>> Normally all you need is the native handle (which is available through
>> platform specific SWT-API) to the parent object which you pass to your
>> C++ library.
>
> OK, that sounds promising.
>
>> The most typical problem is that GUI-Toolkits themselves maintain an
>> event loop and mixing 2 of them causes problems as you might imagine so
>> it highly depends how your toolkit is doing event processing.
>
> Yes, I can see that this would be an issue. The GUI toolkit does have
> its own event loop but as we are developing the toolkit and the RCP
> application that will use it concurrently, we are in a position where
> such concerns can be addressed. What would need to be done in relation
> to the event loop so that it would live well with Eclipse? Are there
> any guidelines for such development?
>
>> Which platform do you want to use this?
>
> Hopefully we can develop an Eclipse RCP application that integrates our
> C++ GUI toolkit and runs on all platforms (Windows, Linux and Mac).
>
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