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Looking for a GEF sample application [message #234446] Wed, 23 May 2007 14:17 Go to next message
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Originally posted by: mlevison.gmail.com

I'm looking for a GEF sample application that goes beyond the very basic
tutorials. Having read several tutorials and the redbook I'm
struggling to get simple things like zoom working. It would help if I
there was a good sample application which would give me ideas.

The ideal application would have some menu items, support a tree and
thumbnail view and do some custom drawing for the figures. Other
features would be a bonus.

I've got Talend OpenForge on my disk - but at 180 megabytes its like
finding a needle in a haystack. It makes a very good last resort but the
pain of searching it is annoying.

Cheers
Mark Levison
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Re: Looking for a GEF sample application [message #234461 is a reply to message #234446] Wed, 23 May 2007 17:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The GEF examples included in the sdk have many of the things you are
asking for. Have you looked at these?

Mark Levison wrote:
> I'm looking for a GEF sample application that goes beyond the very
> basic tutorials. Having read several tutorials and the redbook I'm
> struggling to get simple things like zoom working. It would help if I
> there was a good sample application which would give me ideas.
>
> The ideal application would have some menu items, support a tree and
> thumbnail view and do some custom drawing for the figures. Other
> features would be a bonus.
>
> I've got Talend OpenForge on my disk - but at 180 megabytes its like
> finding a needle in a haystack. It makes a very good last resort but
> the pain of searching it is annoying.
>
> Cheers
> Mark Levison
> ------------------------------------------------------------ ---
> Aperture vs. Lightroom - best comparisons
> http://www.notesfromatooluser.com/2007/02/aperture_vs_lig.ht ml
> Scrum in a Nutshell or 5 minutes to learn Scrum
> http://www.notesfromatooluser.com/2006/11/scrum_in_a_nuts.ht ml
> Getting Things Done!!! Can't Keep Track of all the tasks you have to
> do? Need a better Tool to Implement GTD?
> http://www.notesfromatooluser.com/2006/12/getting_things_.ht ml
Re: Looking for a GEF sample application [message #234468 is a reply to message #234461] Wed, 23 May 2007 18:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: mlevison.gmail.com

AdamC wrote:
> The GEF examples included in the sdk have many of the things you are
> asking for. Have you looked at these?

Yes I used the Shapes application as inspiration for writing my tool.
I'm currently dissecting the LogicDiagram to help me understand why the
zoomComboContribution isn't not enable in the toolbar.

However I'm unsure does the logic example support a thumbnail? A
treeview? In addition none of the examples I've seen override
connections creation and do any other custom work.

Eventually my goal is to produce an tool that has similar behavior to
Visio (that's the only diagramming tool that my user's know) and so I'm
struggling to find samples that will give the hints to get there. (BTW
my application isn't a drawing tool - it covers a very different problem
domain. I'm interested in Visio just because my end users are familiar
with it.)

Thanks
Mark Levison
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Re: Looking for a GEF sample application [message #234489 is a reply to message #234468] Wed, 23 May 2007 22:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: bservice.comcast.net.nospam

Have you looked at eclipsewiki.org. There is a HelloGEF tutorial there that
does some interesting stuff. Don't have the complete URL at the moment.


"Mark Levison" <mlevison@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:f3227v$3is$1@build.eclipse.org...
> AdamC wrote:
>> The GEF examples included in the sdk have many of the things you are
>> asking for. Have you looked at these?
>
> Yes I used the Shapes application as inspiration for writing my tool. I'm
> currently dissecting the LogicDiagram to help me understand why the
> zoomComboContribution isn't not enable in the toolbar.
>
> However I'm unsure does the logic example support a thumbnail? A treeview?
> In addition none of the examples I've seen override connections creation
> and do any other custom work.
>
> Eventually my goal is to produce an tool that has similar behavior to
> Visio (that's the only diagramming tool that my user's know) and so I'm
> struggling to find samples that will give the hints to get there. (BTW my
> application isn't a drawing tool - it covers a very different problem
> domain. I'm interested in Visio just because my end users are familiar
> with it.)
>
> Thanks
> Mark Levison
> ----------------------
> Aperture vs. Lightroom - best comparisons
> http://www.notesfromatooluser.com/2007/02/aperture_vs_lig.ht ml
> Scrum in a Nutshell or 5 minutes to learn Scrum
> http://www.notesfromatooluser.com/2006/11/scrum_in_a_nuts.ht ml
> Getting Things Done!!! Can't Keep Track of all the tasks you have to do?
> Need a better Tool to Implement GTD?
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Re: Looking for a GEF sample application [message #234505 is a reply to message #234489] Thu, 24 May 2007 01:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: mlevison.gmail.com

Brian Service wrote:
> Have you looked at eclipsewiki.org. There is a HelloGEF tutorial there that
> does some interesting stuff. Don't have the complete URL at the moment.
>

Thanks for taking the time to reply. A few minutes googling provides
this link: http://eclipsewiki.editme.com/GefExamples (about half way
down the page0. Unfortunately many commenter's complain that the code is
dated. Still it might be worth a look.

Thanks for the hint.
Cheers
Mark Levison
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Re: Looking for a GEF sample application [message #234575 is a reply to message #234505] Thu, 24 May 2007 12:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: modica.cs.tu-berlin.deNOSPAM

Mark Levison schrieb:
> Brian Service wrote:
>> Have you looked at eclipsewiki.org. There is a HelloGEF tutorial
>> there that does some interesting stuff. Don't have the complete URL
>> at the moment.
>>
>
> Thanks for taking the time to reply. A few minutes googling provides
> this link: http://eclipsewiki.editme.com/GefExamples (about half way
> down the page0. Unfortunately many commenter's complain that the code is
> dated. Still it might be worth a look.
>
> Thanks for the hint.
> Cheers
> Mark Levison
> Aperture vs. Lightroom - best comparisons
> http://www.notesfromatooluser.com/2007/02/aperture_vs_lig.ht ml
> Scrum in a Nutshell or 5 minutes to learn Scrum
> http://www.notesfromatooluser.com/2006/11/scrum_in_a_nuts.ht ml
> Getting Things Done!!! Can't Keep Track of all the tasks you have to do?
> Need a better Tool to Implement GTD?
> http://www.notesfromatooluser.com/2006/12/getting_things_.ht ml
>

Hi Mark,

we're currently in a students project concerning the implementation of a
GEF editor. For this I developed a basic project with some abstract
classes that should be easy to be used by our students and preventing
them to have to deal with all the complicated Eclipse-related stuff and
to concentrate on the GEF parts.

You could have a look at tfs.cs.tu-berlin.de/roots which is the project
of the last year. The editors that are downloadable there have mostly
undocumented complex code but share some features you meant.
The basic structure is that the main editor consist of a treeviewer that
is able to open several pagebookviews with graphicalviewers. If this is
somewhat you could need I could provide you our actual basic project
template which is now well-documented and offers the same features and
some more (like a view that is configurable how many viewers it should
contain. this was substantial to our project as we are dealing with
graph rules). Just try it out...

Cheers,

Tony
Re: Looking for a GEF sample application [message #234581 is a reply to message #234505] Thu, 24 May 2007 12:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: modica.cs.tu-berlin.deNOSPAM

Mark Levison schrieb:
> Brian Service wrote:
>> Have you looked at eclipsewiki.org. There is a HelloGEF tutorial
>> there that does some interesting stuff. Don't have the complete URL
>> at the moment.
>>
>
> Thanks for taking the time to reply. A few minutes googling provides
> this link: http://eclipsewiki.editme.com/GefExamples (about half way
> down the page0. Unfortunately many commenter's complain that the code is
> dated. Still it might be worth a look.
>
> Thanks for the hint.
> Cheers
> Mark Levison
> Aperture vs. Lightroom - best comparisons
> http://www.notesfromatooluser.com/2007/02/aperture_vs_lig.ht ml
> Scrum in a Nutshell or 5 minutes to learn Scrum
> http://www.notesfromatooluser.com/2006/11/scrum_in_a_nuts.ht ml
> Getting Things Done!!! Can't Keep Track of all the tasks you have to do?
> Need a better Tool to Implement GTD?
> http://www.notesfromatooluser.com/2006/12/getting_things_.ht ml
>

Sorry, I just realized, that you should better have a look at
tfs.cs.tu-berlin.de/pne+ as *this* editor features zoom, thumbnail and
treeviewer instead of the ROOTS editors. The actual (nice) templates
look like the pne+ editor.

Cheers,

Tony
Re: Looking for a GEF sample application [message #234586 is a reply to message #234581] Thu, 24 May 2007 13:59 Go to previous message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: mlevison.gmail.com

Tony Modica wrote:
> Sorry, I just realized, that you should better have a look at
> tfs.cs.tu-berlin.de/pne+ as *this* editor features zoom, thumbnail and
> treeviewer instead of the ROOTS editors. The actual (nice) templates
> look like the pne+ editor.

Thanks Tony - it looks promising is there anyway just to get the source
with out installing the plugin? I ask because my Eclipse dev environment
is really quite polluted with plugins and I'm trying to cutback :-)

Cheers
Mark
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