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Beginners Question creating a plugin to extend other plugins, Please Help! [message #467054] Mon, 23 January 2006 19:29 Go to next message
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My intend to create a tool to model Aspect Oriented Software Architecture
models (similar to UML Java class diagrams) So to do this i am under the
impression i need to use GMF(EMF and GEF) and UML2 plugins. I have read up
on all the plugins and have a basic understainding of how they work.

However when i have come to inplementing my tool i have become very
confused simply with how to strcuture my plugin and how too incorporate
the plugins i need into my own.

I have created a new blank plugin project but then what? if i need to
basically extend and edit some of the functions of GMF how do i should i
go about this? do i somehow import that whole plugin into my own and then
search through the masses of code to find the section on shape of the
elements in the drawing palette or what? Or do i use extension points and
have GMF in the plugin dependencies list, and is that all the GMF plugins
(which is alot!) or just a few and which ones? I have read up on various
plugin creation tutorials etc and have a rough idea of how things such as
extension points and dependencies work, but i cannot find a more advanced
tutorial on creating plugins that incorporate/extend a number of other
plugins that i wish to do. A few helpful hints just to get me to the point
where i can start coding would be gratefully appreciated as im sure what i
am struggling with is relativly simple to the advanced user.
Re: Beginners Question creating a plugin to extend other plugins, Please Help! [message #467058 is a reply to message #467054] Mon, 23 January 2006 19:31 Go to previous message
Paul Webster is currently offline Paul WebsterFriend
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"Plugins" is probably best asked in the eclipse.platform group. Using
and modifying GMF should be asked in the appropriate technology group.


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