|SWT/JFace performance gotchas? [message #556041]
||Mon, 30 August 2010 16:05
| Torbjørn G. Dahle
Registered: July 2009
I'm working on an RCP targeting Windows. It has become quite big, and some of the views are creating several hundred composites at a time, deeply nested and with complex layouts. I'm using lots of different elements, from wrapping labels to hyperlinks and image labels.|
Building these can take between 500 and 1500ms, depending on the complexity. I can accept this performance, knowing that the structure is very complex although a web browser would be able to render it in an instance, wrapping and all.
What I'm wondering is is there anything I should know about creating big, complex GUIs with SWT and JFace that could possible make things go faster? For example, I've been investigating deferred layout, which I assume would help performance in my case. Is there a good guide to this somewhere on the web?
I also tried using TPTP to profile the application, but was unable to get it to work. Are there any profiling toolkits that are more targeted towards SWT specifically?
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