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Re: [platform-ui-dev] "opening up" PropertySheetViewer


The API freeze was some time ago so there will not be any more feature 
work in the 3.2 timeframe. Looking at both bugs I have noticed that they 
have no votes - if enough members of the community vote on these we could 
look into them for 3.3.

Adding votes to bugs really helps us determine the issues that are 
important to the most people.

Tod and Boris (Platform UI team)

"John Ruud" <jruud@xxxxxxxxxxxx> 
Sent by: platform-ui-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx
05/18/2006 12:24 PM
Please respond to
"Eclipse Platform UI component developers list."


[platform-ui-dev] "opening up" PropertySheetViewer

There are currently a few feature requests (, for allowing users to 
customize how items are rendered in the PropertySheetViewer. It is 
probably way too late to get anything included in time for the 3.2 
release, but I was hoping it would be possible to open up the viewer for 
extensions ever so slightly, until a more "formal" extension mechanism may 
be agreed upon.
The quick work-around would be for the PropertySheetViewer class to change 
from 'private' to 'public', and the updateEntry() and updatePlus() methods 
from 'private' to 'protected'. This would allow us to subclass just the 
viewer, instead of having to clone & maintain our own version of the 
complete org.eclipse.ui.views plugin (due to the viewer accessing other 
private org.eclipse.ui.views classes etc.). Is there a way to "fast-track" 
this change request, so that it may make it in time for 3.2?
Thanks, John_______________________________________________
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