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Use actionSets or extensions of menus, commands [message #884744] Mon, 11 June 2012 18:09 Go to next message
Adym Lincoln is currently offline Adym LincolnFriend
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Registered: June 2012
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Hi all,

I read different tutorials and material on actionSets versus straight extensions of menus, commands, etc...The plugin I am developing will be both a plugin and packaged as an RCP...

What is the best practice when developing a plugin that has many commands/actions on menus?

The core of the plugin will be a Graphical Editor using GEF/Draw2D, that almost all of the commands/actions/menus will apply to.


Re: Use actionSets or extensions of menus, commands [message #884772 is a reply to message #884744] Mon, 11 June 2012 19:45 Go to previous message
Simon Scholz is currently offline Simon ScholzFriend
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Registered: April 2012
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Hello Adym,

Commands are newer and better than the old actionsets.
Commands have less coupling to the userinterface, which makes your code more modular and easier to maintain.

While actions are directly assigned to a certain userinterface, commands are not :

| userinterface |         ---------           ---------------
| - toolbaritem |  <---> | command |  <--->  |command handler|
| - menuitem    |         ---------           ---------------
| - keyboard    |
|   shortcuts   |
| - ...         |

If you have further questions, then go ahead and ask Smile

Best regards,

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