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[EMF + Tabbed Properties View] Framework to help such collaboration [message #635902] Thu, 28 October 2010 10:53 Go to next message
Maxence VANBÉSIEN is currently offline Maxence VANBÉSIEN
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Hello all,

In a quite old project, I used to use EMF 2.2 & GMF 1.0 to provide end-users, a modelling system. Moreover, this modelling system was enriched with a Properties View, developped using the Eclipse Tabbed Properties Framework. This properties view was made available whether the EMF editor or the associated GMF Diagram editor was opened. (In fact it was the same properties view based on EMF framework, that was reused for GMF Editors)

At that time, is was necessary for me to implement a specific framework to deal with such feature. More precisely, this framework was in charge of providing a strong code organization (because raw SWT implementation can become really messy when code is not well organized, or when code is made by people that don't use SWT a lot) , and a synchronization solution in order to ensure natively that the EMF Editor/GMF Diagram is always in sync with the properties view (and conversely), whether the user modified data using the editor or properties view.

Now GMF 2.0 is out, I would like to know if it is still relevant to keep such a home-made component, since the EMF/GMF frameworks may provide the same features natively.

So my question is : Do EMF/GMF provide tools to implement Tabbed Properties Views in a clean & organized way, and are there some tools that can be used to guarantee that the properties / editors are always in sync with each other ?

Of course, if this is not clear, I am available for giving further information.

Thanks a lot in advance for your answer,

Best Regards,

Maxence VANBÉSIEN
Re: [EMF + Tabbed Properties View] Framework to help such collaboration [message #636000 is a reply to message #635902] Thu, 28 October 2010 17:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed Merks
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Maxence,

GMF provides a tabbed properties view. These days EEF provides nicer
forms based views.


Maxence Vanbesien wrote:
> Hello all,
> In a quite old project, I used to use EMF 2.2 & GMF 1.0 to provide
> end-users, a modelling system. Moreover, this modelling system was
> enriched with a Properties View, developped using the Eclipse Tabbed
> Properties Framework. This properties view was made available whether
> the EMF editor or the associated GMF Diagram editor was opened. (In
> fact it was the same properties view based on EMF framework, that was
> reused for GMF Editors)
>
> At that time, is was necessary for me to implement a specific
> framework to deal with such feature. More precisely, this framework
> was in charge of providing a strong code organization (because raw SWT
> implementation can become really messy when code is not well
> organized, or when code is made by people that don't use SWT a lot) ,
> and a synchronization solution in order to ensure natively that the
> EMF Editor/GMF Diagram is always in sync with the properties view (and
> conversely), whether the user modified data using the editor or
> properties view.
>
> Now GMF 2.0 is out, I would like to know if it is still relevant to
> keep such a home-made component, since the EMF/GMF frameworks may
> provide the same features natively.
>
> So my question is : Do EMF/GMF provide tools to implement Tabbed
> Properties Views in a clean & organized way, and are there some tools
> that can be used to guarantee that the properties / editors are always
> in sync with each other ?
>
> Of course, if this is not clear, I am available for giving further
> information.
>
> Thanks a lot in advance for your answer,
> Best Regards,
> Maxence VANBÉSIEN
>
Re: [EMF + Tabbed Properties View] Framework to help such collaboration [message #636078 is a reply to message #636000] Fri, 29 October 2010 04:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Stephane Bouchet is currently offline Stephane Bouchet
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Maxence,

EEF can handle EMF properties views and GMF properties views.
take a look here :
http://www.eclipse.org/modeling/emft/?project=eef

Cheers,


Le 28/10/2010 23:42, Ed Merks a écrit :
> Maxence,
>
> GMF provides a tabbed properties view. These days EEF provides nicer
> forms based views.
>
>
> Maxence Vanbesien wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> In a quite old project, I used to use EMF 2.2 & GMF 1.0 to provide
>> end-users, a modelling system. Moreover, this modelling system was
>> enriched with a Properties View, developped using the Eclipse Tabbed
>> Properties Framework. This properties view was made available whether
>> the EMF editor or the associated GMF Diagram editor was opened. (In
>> fact it was the same properties view based on EMF framework, that was
>> reused for GMF Editors)
>>
>> At that time, is was necessary for me to implement a specific
>> framework to deal with such feature. More precisely, this framework
>> was in charge of providing a strong code organization (because raw SWT
>> implementation can become really messy when code is not well
>> organized, or when code is made by people that don't use SWT a lot) ,
>> and a synchronization solution in order to ensure natively that the
>> EMF Editor/GMF Diagram is always in sync with the properties view (and
>> conversely), whether the user modified data using the editor or
>> properties view.
>>
>> Now GMF 2.0 is out, I would like to know if it is still relevant to
>> keep such a home-made component, since the EMF/GMF frameworks may
>> provide the same features natively.
>>
>> So my question is : Do EMF/GMF provide tools to implement Tabbed
>> Properties Views in a clean & organized way, and are there some tools
>> that can be used to guarantee that the properties / editors are always
>> in sync with each other ?
>>
>> Of course, if this is not clear, I am available for giving further
>> information.
>>
>> Thanks a lot in advance for your answer,
>> Best Regards,
>> Maxence VANBÉSIEN
>>


--
Cheers,

Stéphane Bouchet, OBEO
Re: [EMF + Tabbed Properties View] Framework to help such collaboration [message #636643 is a reply to message #636078] Tue, 02 November 2010 06:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Maxence Vanbesien is currently offline Maxence Vanbesien
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Ed, Stéphane,

First of all, thanks a lot for this quick answer.

So you mean that EEF provides tools that can ensure such synchronization ? If this is the case, this will help me a lot Wink

Have a nice day,

Best Regards,

Maxence

Re: [EMF + Tabbed Properties View] Framework to help such collaboration [message #636705 is a reply to message #636643] Tue, 02 November 2010 10:04 Go to previous message
Stephane Bouchet is currently offline Stephane Bouchet
Messages: 249
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Le 02/11/2010 11:22, Maxence Vanbesien a écrit :
> Ed, Stéphane,
> First of all, thanks a lot for this quick answer.
>
> So you mean that EEF provides tools that can ensure such synchronization
> ? If this is the case, this will help me a lot ;)

Yes.

you can try EEF by following the tutorial here :
http://wiki.eclipse.org/EEF#Tutorials
then include the extensions point EEF generates in the plugin.xml
generated by GMF.




>
> Have a nice day,
> Best Regards,
> Maxence
>
>


--
Cheers,

Stéphane Bouchet, OBEO
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