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Reassigning view categories [message #642730] Thu, 02 December 2010 13:59 Go to next message
Daniel Krügler is currently offline Daniel KrüglerFriend
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An RCP application that incorporates views from other plugins (e.g.
third-party-plugins) would sometimes like to associate a different view
category for selection in the Show View dialog. But usually such a
third-party plugin also defines a corresponding view category and thus
fixes this name.

Is there some way to "override" the name of such a view category?
Actually, I'm not interested in modifying the name of someone else's
view category, but want to realize to provide this view in a different
group field in the "Show View..." dialog if this makes a difference.

I was searching for something like the perspectiveExtensions that allows
to customize an RCP applcation even in the presence of third-party
contributions, but did not find yet anything comparable.

Thanks & Greetings from Bremen,

Daniel Krügler
Re: Reassigning view categories [message #642810 is a reply to message #642730] Thu, 02 December 2010 18:34 Go to previous message
Paul Webster is currently offline Paul WebsterFriend
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Registered: July 2009
Location: Ottawa
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There's the ever-popular product customization :-)

Here's the starting page:

basically, you would use adapter hooks and XSLT to "fix" the view
definition in the plugin.xml *before* it is read into the system.

Note: I've seen this successfully work on a couple of occasions, but you
might have to fiddle with the steps as I haven't heard anybody talk
about this for a couple of releases now.


Paul Webster .platform.doc.isv/guide/workbench.htm

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