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View's manipulation [message #894230] Sat, 07 July 2012 22:13 Go to next message
Cristina Murillo is currently offline Cristina MurilloFriend
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Registered: December 2011
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I would like to know if there is a way to hide/show a view in a customized perspective.

Based on parameters selected by the user, I need to show a different view and hide the one that I will not need.

Thank you,
Re: View's manipulation [message #894446 is a reply to message #894230] Mon, 09 July 2012 09:31 Go to previous message
Alexander Haag is currently offline Alexander HaagFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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Hi Christina,

you can always show /hide views using the active Page (IWorkbenchpage)

To get it your application must be up and running.
After getting the activePage you just need to call showView() or hideView() using the ViewId (see code below). The same will work for editors using corresponding methods.

Hope this helps

private IWorkbenchPage getActivePage()
IWorkbench workbench = PlatformUI.getWorkbench();
IWorkbenchWindow window = workbench.getActiveWorkbenchWindow();
if (window != null)
   return window.getActivePage();
return null;

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