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icon4.gif  Need some help getting started [message #659872] Tue, 15 March 2011 20:46
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Hey folks. For a Software Engineering project my group and I have been tasked with quite an involved problem for three students with no plug-in experience. I coud use some help getting off the ground with this one.

Features we need in the first iteration:
1) Highlight every token in a java dev perspective
2) When the token is hovered over, produce a tool-tip
3) That tool-tip should have a link that replaces the hovered-over word with "hello world."

Now from what I've been able to understand I know I'm probably going to need a few things:
1. A builder ( to highlight text when the document is changed ).
-eventually our plugin will only mess with identifiers
2. A parser
-How do we access the text in the java perspective for processing?
3. A View and a button
-to turn the thing on and off.

I've attempted to play around with the examples that the PDE provides, but they're proving pretty difficult to read and comprehend. Also I've tried reading through eclipse' help stuff, and it's helpful but it seems to make a lot of knowledge assumptions of the reader.

If anyone can help point me in the right direction or give me some "you're gonna need this" advice, I'd greatly appreciate it!

Thank you!
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