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Re: [platform-ui-dev] Capabilities of TreeViewers and Properties View


Could you please capture this as an enhancement request against Platform 


Bradley Hawkes <bhawkes@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
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10/24/2005 04:48 PM
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[platform-ui-dev] Capabilities of TreeViewers and  Properties View


I am building a set of plugins for eclipse, and I have been trying to 
provide what is a basically a TreeViewer with an editable column that 
allows you to change values of the items that appear in the tree. My 
difficulty is that I would like to be able to provide different cell 
editors on the same column based on the type of object in that row (ala 
the properties view).

The reason I can't (or at least I think I can't) use the properties view 
for this task is that it doesn't seem to support dynamically adding 
entries, and I would also like the ability to have the properties be 
nested in a tree structure.

By examining the JFace code it seems that a few modifications to the 
TreeViewer would be sufficient to allow a user of the Viewer to provide 
their own CellEditor based on the current selection. Unfortunately the 
Viewer is not designed for subclassing and much of what I would need to 
change is private.

So long story short... Does anyone know of a way to get what I am 
looking for without making my own copy of the viewers package and 
modifying it, or recreating a more customized properties view?

Thanks a lot in advance.
-Bradley Hawkes
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