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TemplateProposalProvider for webapplication [message #1834752] Tue, 17 November 2020 12:13 Go to next message
Michiel Jonckheere is currently offline Michiel JonckheereFriend
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I am currently trying to use Xtext to create a structured editor. The reason that I chose Xtext is that it has also a web editor.

I have been experimenting with it, and one of the main features that it should have is the auto-completion, by using some templates. I was able to create templates that can be used in the eclipse application, but these don't work in the web editor. The templates are located in `<package>.ui/templates/templates.xml`.

I also found another way to create the templates, which is used in the statemachine web example ( In the ide/src folder, they have a class which extends the AbstractIdeTemplateProposalProvider. I have tried to create the same classes as they have done (a TemplateProposalProvider and a ContentProposalProvider) and in the class, I added the bindIdeContentProposalProvider method. When I build the web editor again, it wouldn't load properly (no editor, only the title is visible) and in the eclipse editor the new template I made was not available.
In the attachments I added some screenshots of the code I currently have.

Does someone know how I should use the AbstractIdeTemplateProposalProvider properly so it will work in the web editor? I can not find a tutorial that makes use of it... Or is there another possible way to provide auto-compete templates in the web editor?

Thanks in advance for your response.
Re: TemplateProposalProvider for webapplication [message #1834772 is a reply to message #1834752] Tue, 17 November 2020 16:16 Go to previous message
Christian Dietrich is currently offline Christian DietrichFriend
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hi, this (cursor and co) is an orion only feature
and yes you have to subclass and bind AbstractIdeTemplateProposalProvider
and delegate as StatemachineWebContentProposalProvider does

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