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workbench.xml reloading [message #522893] Wed, 24 March 2010 12:00 Go to next message
Kim Myoungki is currently offline Kim MyoungkiFriend
Messages: 12
Registered: July 2009
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Hello,

I am going to make layout save/load function without restarting application.

The usecase is like this.

1. User save perspective as an xml (maybe it will be same as workbench.xml)

2. There is another instance of application has other layout. In this application load xml file.

3. The layout (view, perspective) is reloaded and shown as the first application's layout.

For this, I have tried to use WorkbenchWindow.restoreState after closing all views and editors.

But it is not working properly.

Do you have any ideas?

Thanks

Myoungki
Re: workbench.xml reloading [message #524328 is a reply to message #522893] Wed, 31 March 2010 14:03 Go to previous message
Paul Webster is currently offline Paul WebsterFriend
Messages: 6859
Registered: July 2009
Location: Ottawa
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Your best bet is the save the state as a custom descriptor ... the
correct information will end up in the preference store.

Then in the other app, you can load that information into the preference
store and then load it into a PerspectiveDescriptor and then set that as
the active descriptor.

See
org.eclipse.ui.internal.Perspective.saveDescAs(IPerspectiveD escriptor),
org.eclipse.ui.internal.registry.PerspectiveRegistry.saveCus tomPersp(PerspectiveDescriptor,
XMLMemento), and org.eclipse.ui.IWorkbenchPage.resetPerspective()

This will be hard to get correct, so you're going to have to dig deep :-)

Later,
PW


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