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EditorPart: getClientArea() before Control is painted [message #1062957] Tue, 11 June 2013 14:20
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i have a Eclipse RCP application (for Eclipse 3.2). Now i am converting the application to Eclipse 4.2. Today i found a "new Bug" in my app which occurs because of different behaviour in Eclipse 4.2.

1. In my app i have a case where i create a editor which extends the EditorPart class.
2. This editor class creates a canvas in the createPartControl() function
3. later (after opening the editor with WorkbenchPage.openEditor) i create a BIRT chart.
4. after that the canvas draws the chart if the paint event occurs.

My problem is that i need to know the size of the client area of the canvas in step 3 before creating the chart. but i found that canvas.getClientArea() returns {0,0,0,0} if the paint event hasn't been fired.

So does anybody know how to get the size of the client area of a canvas (which is part of a EditorPart-class) befor it is drawn? I hope i could explain my problem.
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