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icon5.gif  plugin developed using C++ [message #736125] Thu, 13 October 2011 16:07 Go to next message
dtudino is currently offline dtudino
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Registered: October 2011
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Hello,

I'm really new to Eclipse plugin development, and I've got a quick question about it.

I'm potentially working on a project that would involve plugin for Eclipse that would be interfacing with a C++ library. I've noticed that all the documentation and examples I've seen so far for creating plugins are in Java.

Is it possible to create a plugin using C++ instead? It would make interfacing with my external library a lot easier for me. If not, do you have any recommendations on how to proceed with something like this? Would I just need to use the native interface libraries or something? Would it still work, or would there be any weird issues I would need to work around?

Thanks,
david
Re: plugin developed using C++ [message #737911 is a reply to message #736125] Sat, 15 October 2011 16:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
John Steele is currently offline John Steele
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The bottom line is you can't build an Eclipse Plug-in using C++. The whole framework is Java-based. Plug-ins are OSGi bundles, which are dynamically loaded into Eclipse's runtime environment (Equinox). It's not possible to change this to C++. You could write the plugin in Java using the PDE, and have the Java code interact with the C++ libraries.
Re: plugin developed using C++ [message #739402 is a reply to message #737911] Mon, 17 October 2011 12:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
dtudino is currently offline dtudino
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Hi John,

Thanks for the reply - I suspected it might not be directly doable, but I thought I'd double check.

So if I make some Java interfaces for my C++ libs, I should be good to go, then?

Thanks,
david
Re: plugin developed using C++ [message #897147 is a reply to message #739402] Sun, 22 July 2012 14:47 Go to previous message
jim liu is currently offline jim liu
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Of course ,It is java way

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