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Graphical view of an XText model [message #779955] Mon, 16 January 2012 22:22 Go to next message
Gerrit van Doorn is currently offline Gerrit van DoornFriend
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I've been using XText to create a DSL and was wondering what is the best way to create a graphical viewer (e.g. for a state-machine) to visualize the ecore model. It doesn't need to be an editor. I believe there is GEF, GMF and maybe also Graphiti but I have no experience with either of them.
Re: Graphical view of an XText model [message #779961 is a reply to message #779955] Mon, 16 January 2012 22:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Christian Dietrich is currently offline Christian DietrichFriend
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Hi,

did you see this one http://koehnlein.blogspot.com/2011/06/using-xbase-to-define-generic-graphical.html

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Re: Graphical view of an XText model [message #780087 is a reply to message #779955] Tue, 17 January 2012 06:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Andreas Graf is currently offline Andreas GrafFriend
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Depends on your needs. Some projects use graphviz and the Eclipse graphviz integration. Use M2T transformation to generate graphviz input.
Re: Graphical view of an XText model [message #780426 is a reply to message #780087] Tue, 17 January 2012 20:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gerrit van Doorn is currently offline Gerrit van DoornFriend
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I like the Graphviz solution. With M2T you mean something like Xpand (as I'm using it already with XText)?
Re: Graphical view of an XText model [message #780438 is a reply to message #780426] Tue, 17 January 2012 21:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Andreas Graf is currently offline Andreas GrafFriend
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Well, in Xtext 2.2 etc. Xpand does not exist anymore and ist replace by Xtend2. But yes, basically a template based code generator.
Re: Graphical view of an XText model [message #780484 is a reply to message #780438] Wed, 18 January 2012 09:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Lasse  indg is currently offline Lasse indgFriend
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Is there any way to bundle Jan's solution to a xtext project?

Or is it just mentioned as an example of something your could build yourself?
Re: Graphical view of an XText model [message #780667 is a reply to message #780484] Wed, 18 January 2012 23:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gerrit van Doorn is currently offline Gerrit van DoornFriend
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@Andreas: yes, XTend2. The syntax for the templates is rather similar, hence I called it XPand.

Jan's solution is a bit too advanced to me. I'm still trying to figure out how to write a plugin that can read the ecore model from a xtext DSL. For now the graphviz solution will do.
Re: Graphical view of an XText model [message #780671 is a reply to message #780484] Wed, 18 January 2012 23:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jan Koehnlein is currently offline Jan KoehnleinFriend
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If you mean "use with an Xtext based language": yes. Have a look at the
examples in the graph view project.

If you mean "deploy with an Xtext based solution": not yet, as the
configuration files currently do have to reside in the same workspace as
the models to visualize.

Am 18.01.12 10:20, schrieb Lasse indg:
> Is there any way to bundle Jan's solution to a xtext project?
>
> Or is it just mentioned as an example of something your could build
> yourself?
>


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Re: Graphical view of an XText model [message #1796945 is a reply to message #780671] Mon, 22 October 2018 19:14 Go to previous message
Tamas Miklossy is currently offline Tamas MiklossyFriend
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Recently I implemented Graphical Views to the Xtext Example projects based on the GEF DOT component:
https://blogs.itemis.com/en/eclipse-gef-dot-graphical-views-on-xtext-dsls
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