Eclipse Community Forums
Forum Search:

Search      Help    Register    Login    Home
Home » Eclipse Projects » Rich Client Platform (RCP) » Enabling users to create UI for views/editors
Enabling users to create UI for views/editors [message #715496] Sun, 14 August 2011 02:51 Go to next message
Alexey Romanov is currently offline Alexey Romanov
Messages: 263
Registered: May 2010
Senior Member
One of my requirement is to enable users to create custom views of our data. I see basically two options.

1. Embed VEP or some other visual GUI builder. It would need to be: easy enough to use; have some hooks to compile generated files and make them available to my application; localizable; and the license must permit such use. Which GUI builders satisfy these requirements?

2. Generate GUI on the fly from text files in a human-writable format (e.g. XML, but not necessarily). There are some libraries which do this: CookSWT, XSWT, JellySWT, SWTML, XWT (I presume it can be used from old RCP using the e4 Bridge). Are there any projects I've missed?

redView was suggested when I asked this question at StackOverflow, but it doesn't work with Indigo currently (though a new version should be released soon), and doesn't support creating editors.
(no subject) [message #715543 is a reply to message #715496] Sun, 14 August 2011 08:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wim Jongman is currently offline Wim Jongman
Messages: 418
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Hi Romaov,

Reporting with BIRT could be an option. The result can be show in a view
(with some coding) and the users also have the option to store the content in
pdf, excel, word, etc..

Regards,

Wim


> One of my requirement is to enable users to create custom views of our
data. I see basically two options.
>
> 1. Embed VEP or some other visual GUI builder. It would need to be: easy
enough to use; have some hooks to compile generated files and make them
available to my application; localizable; and the license must permit such
use. Which GUI builders satisfy these requirements?
>
> 2. Generate GUI on the fly from text files in a human-writable format (e.g.
XML, but not necessarily). There are some libraries which do this: CookSWT,
XSWT, JellySWT, SWTML, XWT (I presume it can be used from old RCP using the
e4 Bridge). Are there any projects I've missed?
>
> redView was suggested when I
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6250327/enabling-users-to-create-custom-forms-in-rcp,
but it doesn't work with Indigo currently (though a new version should be
released soon), and doesn't support creating editors.
Re: (no subject) [message #715547 is a reply to message #715543] Sun, 14 August 2011 09:10 Go to previous message
Alexey Romanov is currently offline Alexey Romanov
Messages: 263
Registered: May 2010
Senior Member
Ok, I'll try it. Thanks!
Previous Topic:Does WorkbenchStatusDialogManager.setSupportAreaProvider work?
Next Topic:hibernate validation and root of jar
Goto Forum:
  


Current Time: Wed Aug 20 08:50:55 EDT 2014

Powered by FUDForum. Page generated in 0.01591 seconds