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iTextEditor position coordinates on the screen [message #1719033] Mon, 04 January 2016 15:36 Go to next message
Samidha Paroha is currently offline Samidha ParohaFriend
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Hello all,

I am building a plugin in Eclipse where I need to extract the textEditor part of the workbench as an image. For that I need to get the coordinates of the text editor part of the PlatformUI. I tried getting the same by textViewer. getTextWidget().getBounds() But I got the wrong coordinates and rectangle size. and hence, the wrong image.

I looked through the documentation but couldn't get a solution.

Right now, I am doing this -
IEditorPart editorPart = PlatformUI.getWorkbench().getActiveWorkbenchWindow().getActivePage().getActiveEditor();

ITextOperationTarget target = iTextOperationTarget)editorPart.getAdapter(ITextOperationTarget.class);

if (target instanceof ITextViewer) {
ITextViewer textViewer = (ITextViewer)target;
org.eclipse.swt.graphics.Rectangle r = TextViewer.getTextWidget().getBounds();

And then I am using Robot to extract the image through a screenshot.
Any suggestions on the present approach are welcome.
Re: iTextEditor position coordinates on the screen [message #1719093 is a reply to message #1719033] Tue, 05 January 2016 08:28 Go to previous message
Nitin Dahyabhai is currently offline Nitin DahyabhaiFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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You've boxed yourself into asking the wrong question. If you want to create an image from a widget, look at the snippet example: http://git.eclipse.org/c/platform/eclipse.platform.swt.git/tree/examples/org.eclipse.swt.snippets/src/org/eclipse/swt/snippets/Snippet95.java.

What is "Robot"?


Nitin Dahyabhai
Eclipse Web Tools Platform

[Updated on: Tue, 05 January 2016 08:31]

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