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How to disable/enable view toolbar menu/action in Eclipse Plugin Development [message #864708] Mon, 30 April 2012 03:55 Go to next message
Agung Pratama is currently offline Agung PratamaFriend
Messages: 2
Registered: April 2012
Junior Member
I have View that extends ViewPart. In this view, I want to add toolbar menu. What I know, we can add toolbar menu by using ActionContributionItem or Action, and add it to ToolBarMenu from createPartControl method in ViewPart. But what I don't know, how we disable/enable the toolbar menu programmatically. So basically, I want to add Play, Stop, and Pause button to toolbar view. So at first, the Play button is on enabled mode, and the others are disabled. When I pressed Play button, it is disabled, and others will be enabled. For more details, what I want to achieve is something like the image I attached.
In the red circle are disabled button, and in the blue circle are enabled button.
Re: How to disable/enable view toolbar menu/action in Eclipse Plugin Development [message #977586 is a reply to message #864708] Fri, 09 November 2012 11:59 Go to previous message
Kondal Kolipaka is currently offline Kondal KolipakaFriend
Messages: 9
Registered: November 2010
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Hi Agung,

Do the following.

1. Implement your actions. ex: PlayAction, StopAction.

2. Register your view part(Player view part)

public class Playerview extends ViewPart

public void createPartControl(Composite parent) {

//your player code here.

//Listener registration. This is very important.

//Attach selection changed listener to the object where you want to perform the action based on the selection type. ex; viewer
viewer.addselectionchanged(new SelectionChangedListener())


//selection changed

private class SelectionChangedListener implements ISelectionChangedListener {

public void selectionChanged(SelectionChangedEvent event) {
ISelection selection = Viewer.getSelection();
if (selection != null && selection instanceof StructuredSelection) {
Object firstElement = ((StructuredSelection)selection).getFirstElement();

//here you can handle the enable or disable based on your selection. that could be your viewer selection or toolbar.
if (playaction.isEnabled()) {
//enable stop action also
stopaction.setEnabled(true); //Do required actions here.
playaction.setEnabled (false);





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