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[cross-project-issues-dev] Please test your plug-in with Dark Eclipse

For Eclipse 4.5 we in the Eclipse Platform team implemented enhancements in our dark styling, including icon updates, better SWT and JFace forms support for styling, a custom painter for the tree widget on windows, etc. 

Please test your plug-in with the dark theme, the Eclipse M7 SDK contains most of the enhancements, which can be found here:

To test, go to the preferences and select "Dark" under General -> Appearance 

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Result in a Eclipse SDK under Ubuntu 15.04, the actual display is depending on your platform.

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Plug-ins outside the platform can contribute their specific styling to the dark theme. This is especially necessary for StyledText widgets, which we cannot style in platform, as this would interfere with the code editor styling. This is also necessaryfor syntax highlighting in a source editor.

An example for additional CSS styling for StyledText can be found in the following Gerrit review for EGit: 

The related CSS file is registered as extension, see how we do it with EGit.

If you need info how to contribute styling for your plug-in the the dark theme, please drop me a note. I will try to help.

Best regards, Lars

Eclipse Platform UI and e4 project co-lead
vogella GmbH CEO

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