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Customizing the workbench window [message #576011] Fri, 14 May 2010 03:48 Go to next message
Pete is currently offline PeteFriend
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Registered: March 2010
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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 #576047 is a reply to message #576011] Fri, 14 May 2010 07:23 Go to previous message
Roland Tepp is currently offline Roland TeppFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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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
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