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FormattedText widget in RCP editor [message #583500] Tue, 17 July 2007 22:42
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I am trying to use the FormattedText widget in a RCP editor. To test it I
created a new project and a new class and pasted the following snippet
code in the new class:

import org.eclipse.nebula.widgets.formattedtext.DateFormatter;
import org.eclipse.nebula.widgets.formattedtext.FormattedText;
import org.eclipse.swt.layout.GridData;
import org.eclipse.swt.layout.GridLayout;
import org.eclipse.swt.SWT;
import org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Display;
import org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Shell;
* Snippet 2 for DateFormatter : fixed mask yyyy/MM/dd, no default value.
public class DateFormatterSnippet2 {
public static void main(String[] args) {
Display display = new Display();
Shell shell = new Shell(display);
shell.setLayout(new GridLayout());

FormattedText text = new FormattedText(shell, SWT.BORDER);
text.setFormatter(new DateFormatter("yyyy/MM/dd"));
GridData data = new GridData();
data.widthHint = 70;
while ( ! shell.isDisposed() ) {
if (!display.readAndDispatch()) display.sleep();

To make the formattedtext jar available I placed the
org.eclipse.nebula.widget.formattedtext_1.0.0.jar in my eclipse plugin
directory and configured my project build path to use it. The widget
works as expected.

My problem is when I try to use it in an RCP editor that is in the same

I have place the following import statements in the class:

import org.eclipse.nebula.widgets.formattedtext.DateFormatter;
import org.eclipse.nebula.widgets.formattedtext.FormattedText;

Added the same lines of code that were in the snippet example for the
Formatted Text widget, (other than changing it to a composite layout from
a shell):
FormattedText text = new FormattedText(composite, SWT.BORDER);
text.setFormatter(new DateFormatter("yyyy/MM/dd"));

The code compiles fine but when I run the application and select the
editor - the editor comes up blank without the formattedtext widget or any
other SWT Text and/or Label widgets that are in the class. If I remove
the FormattedText lines the editor displays the other widgets fine.

Am I missing something to use this widget in a RCP editor or does this
widget only work in a SWT Application?

Thanks In Advance!
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