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Examples? [message #37791] Tue, 16 December 2008 17:34 Go to next message
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Hi all - I'm new to plug-ins and am desperately seeking examples. All I
can find is JavaDoc so far with lots of web searching. I have the
platform docs (pdfs), but they only go so far... I've been searching the
source code and that helps a bit, but a HowTo, or PDE coding FAQ or a
"CookBook" would help immensely. I'm struggling with CompositeRulers,
ContentAssist, Templates, and JavaScript formatting right now.

Thanks,

Bret
Re: Examples? [message #38608 is a reply to message #37791] Sat, 27 December 2008 14:55 Go to previous message
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Originally posted by: marc.esher.comcast.net

"Bret Schuhmacher" <bret@lombardi.com> wrote in message
news:1720b7b6607a638a7e2793dbcfeb526a$1@www.eclipse.org...
> Hi all - I'm new to plug-ins and am desperately seeking examples. All I
> can find is JavaDoc so far with lots of web searching. I have the
> platform docs (pdfs), but they only go so far... I've been searching the
> source code and that helps a bit, but a HowTo, or PDE coding FAQ or a
> "CookBook" would help immensely. I'm struggling with CompositeRulers,
> ContentAssist, Templates, and JavaScript formatting right now.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Bret
>

Hi Bret,

here are some that have helped me:

http://www.eclipse.org/swt/snippets/

http://wiki.eclipse.org/index.php/JFaceSnippets

and a great source of information is the wiki:
http://wiki.eclipse.org/Main_Page

here's a sample FAQ:


http://wiki.eclipse.org/The_Official_Eclipse_FAQs

In addition, the SWT examples plugin can be quite helpful:
http://www.eclipse.org/swt/examples.php

Finally, one sweet tool for getting into code is the "plugin spy". With any
view in focus (like the navigator view), simply hit ctrl-shift-f1. It'll pop
up a little window, and from there you can click into the source code and
then use ctrl-click to navigate around to the rest of the code.

The apis and whatnot are just one part of coding plugins though. Learning
how to contribute stuff, in the plugin.xml, is another big source of
frustration (at least, it was for me). to that end, I'll copy the links that
Paul Webster includes in his signature:

http://wiki.eclipse.org/Platform_Command_Framework
http://wiki.eclipse.org/Command_Core_Expressions
http://wiki.eclipse.org/Menu_Contributions
http://wiki.eclipse.org/Menus_Extension_Mapping
http://help.eclipse.org/help33/index.jsp?topic=/org.eclipse. platform.doc.isv/guide/workbench.htm

good luck.

marc
Re: Examples? [message #587607 is a reply to message #37791] Sat, 27 December 2008 14:55 Go to previous message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: marc.esher.comcast.net

"Bret Schuhmacher" <bret@lombardi.com> wrote in message
news:1720b7b6607a638a7e2793dbcfeb526a$1@www.eclipse.org...
> Hi all - I'm new to plug-ins and am desperately seeking examples. All I
> can find is JavaDoc so far with lots of web searching. I have the
> platform docs (pdfs), but they only go so far... I've been searching the
> source code and that helps a bit, but a HowTo, or PDE coding FAQ or a
> "CookBook" would help immensely. I'm struggling with CompositeRulers,
> ContentAssist, Templates, and JavaScript formatting right now.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Bret
>

Hi Bret,

here are some that have helped me:

http://www.eclipse.org/swt/snippets/

http://wiki.eclipse.org/index.php/JFaceSnippets

and a great source of information is the wiki:
http://wiki.eclipse.org/Main_Page

here's a sample FAQ:


http://wiki.eclipse.org/The_Official_Eclipse_FAQs

In addition, the SWT examples plugin can be quite helpful:
http://www.eclipse.org/swt/examples.php

Finally, one sweet tool for getting into code is the "plugin spy". With any
view in focus (like the navigator view), simply hit ctrl-shift-f1. It'll pop
up a little window, and from there you can click into the source code and
then use ctrl-click to navigate around to the rest of the code.

The apis and whatnot are just one part of coding plugins though. Learning
how to contribute stuff, in the plugin.xml, is another big source of
frustration (at least, it was for me). to that end, I'll copy the links that
Paul Webster includes in his signature:

http://wiki.eclipse.org/Platform_Command_Framework
http://wiki.eclipse.org/Command_Core_Expressions
http://wiki.eclipse.org/Menu_Contributions
http://wiki.eclipse.org/Menus_Extension_Mapping
http://help.eclipse.org/help33/index.jsp?topic=/org.eclipse. platform.doc.isv/guide/workbench.htm

good luck.

marc
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