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Problem opening ecore_diagram file/dynamic diagram generation [message #616723] Fri, 19 June 2009 13:54
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Originally posted by: watertext.hotmail.it

Greetings, i'm creating an eclipse plugin, it has a view that make some
calculations and then create a diagram that is displayed on the editor, my
actual solution is that the view creates an .ecore and an ecore_diagram file
using dom, save them locally and then calls the editor (very ugly), the
problem is that I cant open the ecore_diagram because the file do not
belongs to any project.



As far as I know eclipse is not able (at the moment) to open diagram files
outside the workspace as is described on this thread:

http://dev.eclipse.org/newslists/news.eclipse.modeling.mdt.u ml2tools/msg00724.html



(my plugin doesn't use any project or workspace files, the data is passed
directly inside the view)



So i made a temporary solution, is to take any project using
ResourcesPlugin.getWorkspace().getRoot().getProjects()[0] and create
temporary links by file.createLink and then load the diagram (very ugly too)



It would be nice to get rid of the serialized models, I just don't need
them, so my questions are:



- How can i extend the editor and set by myself the correct iPath ,
IEditorinput or something else to make it able to open the ecore_diagram?



- Or how can i extend the ecore diagram editor to directly create the
model -> diagram and display it?



- there is another way to get a solution?



Sorry for my long post, I hope that I'm asking on the right thread and
thanks in advance



Max Shell
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