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zest versus gef newbie question [message #244495] Tue, 22 July 2008 22:22 Go to next message
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Originally posted by: martin.attivio.com

I've search around quite a bit and cannot really puzzle this out. Caveat:
I'm new to GEF so I'm just learning the concepts.

I read the doc on GEF and have a basic understanding of EditParts,
Figures, etc. I've compiled and run the Zest samples. I'd like to use
Zest for rendering and interacting with graphs in my GEF plugin. I see
how I could get Zest stuff rendered via the createPartControl, but this
seems like the wrong approach. But there seems to be no connection
between them, that is, I don't see how to relate Figures and EditParts to
Zest.

I know I'm missing something fundamental. Can someone clue me in or point
me to some examples?

Thanks,
Martin
Re: zest versus gef newbie question [message #244505 is a reply to message #244495] Wed, 23 July 2008 09:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Simon Bernard is currently offline Simon BernardFriend
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Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Hi,
In fact, GEF (Graphical Editing Framework) ,as its name shows,
should be used when you need Editing features.

Zest, as its name don't show, is a visualization Graph Toolkit. you
can use it when you need to display items as a graph. Zest is less
extensible, but the code you must write is shortest and more
simple.(It's the same logic as Jface)

The both works on draw2D, to draw the Figure.

----------- -----------
| ZEST | | GEF |
-------------------------
| Draw2D |
-------------------------

Martin Serrano a écrit :
> I've search around quite a bit and cannot really puzzle this out.
> Caveat: I'm new to GEF so I'm just learning the concepts.
>
> I read the doc on GEF and have a basic understanding of EditParts,
> Figures, etc. I've compiled and run the Zest samples. I'd like to use
> Zest for rendering and interacting with graphs in my GEF plugin. I see
> how I could get Zest stuff rendered via the createPartControl, but this
> seems like the wrong approach. But there seems to be no connection
> between them, that is, I don't see how to relate Figures and EditParts
> to Zest.
> I know I'm missing something fundamental. Can someone clue me in or
> point me to some examples?
>
> Thanks,
> Martin
>
Re: zest versus gef newbie question [message #244518 is a reply to message #244505] Wed, 23 July 2008 14:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: martin.attivio.com

Thanks! The way the Zest appeared under the GEF section on the eclipse
site confused me.
Re: zest versus gef newbie question [message #244521 is a reply to message #244518] Wed, 23 July 2008 14:38 Go to previous message
Simon Bernard is currently offline Simon BernardFriend
Messages: 289
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
I'm agree that's why I add a comment on this bug
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=216497

Martin Serrano a écrit :
> Thanks! The way the Zest appeared under the GEF section on the eclipse
> site confused me.
>
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