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Add Xtext editor in SWT/Swing java application [message #1773394] Wed, 27 September 2017 11:37 Go to next message
Eleanor Richie is currently offline Eleanor RichieFriend
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I want to use XText editor in a java application without the use of any Eclipse/IntelliJ IDEs. I found the option in the creation of a new XText project to create a "Generic IDE". Can this help me to integrate XText editor in a java application? If no, is it feasible to use Xtext editor in a Java application without making it an RCP/Plugin in Eclipse?
Re: Add Xtext editor in SWT/Swing java application [message #1773397 is a reply to message #1773394] Wed, 27 September 2017 11:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Christian Dietrich is currently offline Christian DietrichFriend
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you can use the language server backend and the lsp4j frontend to talk to that.
or you have a look at the services they use and call them directly.


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Re: Add Xtext editor in SWT/Swing java application [message #1773400 is a reply to message #1773397] Wed, 27 September 2017 13:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eleanor Richie is currently offline Eleanor RichieFriend
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Thanks alot for ur reply
I am totally new to the integration of Xtext and LSP4J.
Is it working cross platforms? and is it applicable for any language that can be implemented by the normal Xtext projects? I am sorry I have Xtext projects v 2.9 integrated with an RCP application with the whole grammar implemented and I just don't want to lose all the effort done. Can I reuse the grammar and the scoping,...etc features with the new integration of Xtext and LSP4J?

Re: Add Xtext editor in SWT/Swing java application [message #1773401 is a reply to message #1773400] Wed, 27 September 2017 13:06 Go to previous message
Christian Dietrich is currently offline Christian DietrichFriend
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you need / should switch to xtext 2.12.
and yes in principle it works with every dsl. depending on your usecase you need to do additional work (e.g. when using xbase)

=> you can reuse everything you implemented inside yourdsl (runtime) and yourdsl2 (runtime) that does not use eclipse api
=> you dont need to change anything for that (i assume you are already on the new workflow/generator)


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