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SWT widgets in GEF? [message #234496] Wed, 23 May 2007 22:28
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I'm looking to create an RCP project that allows a user to read an XML file
and based on the contents of the file, build a display of widgets (labels,
combos, textBoxes, radio buttons, etc.) that will display in the fashion the
XML describes. The user can then change various characteristics about the
widgets and drag/drop them around the editor canvas. Then I will persist
the XML when they click "save".

I was considering using GEF for its drag/drop capabilities, but this may be
overkill and it looks like it primarily is for use with draw2d and not
necessarily the SWT widgets. ( I need to have combos, textBoxes,etc. on the
Would it be better to use straight SWT/JFace and avoid GEF, and implement my
own drag/drop?
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