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Re: [platform-ui-dev] Eclipse view plugin: swing problem

Benoit, the purposre of the view's 'setFoxus' method is to allow the person implmenting the view to set the keyboard focus to the correct control when the view is activated. In most cases it sets the focus to its 'main' control (for us this is usually the 'tree' contained in the view). I'm not an AWT user but it surely has some mechanism to 'focus' the keyboard..

try this....

    public void setFocus() {
       swtAwtComponent.setFocus(); // Presumes that AWT composites have a 'setFocus'

        frame.setFoxus(); // or perhaps this if AWT composites do -not- support 'setFocus'

Let me know if this helps...

"Benoit LeBel" <ben.lebel@xxxxxxxxx>
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11/17/2008 09:58 AM

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Re: [platform-ui-dev] Eclipse view plugin: swing problem

Thank you Boris,

I will take your advice and post to the eclipse.plateform group. But just in case someone here would have a quick answer for me, I will post more details.

Windows Vista 32bit
Java 1.6
Eclipse 3.4.0

You are absolutly correct, my setFocus() method was empty. I started off with a sample project and stripped off all of the useless stuff out of it (apparently I took too much off). I tryed to set the focus. But i dont seem to be able to know to what. I will include a complete code snippet if it may help.

package ftie.views;

import javax.swing.*;

import org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Composite;
import org.eclipse.ui.part.*;
import org.eclipse.swt.awt.SWT_AWT;
import org.eclipse.ui.*;
import org.eclipse.swt.SWT;

public class FtieView extends ViewPart {

   Composite swtAwtComponent;
   java.awt.Frame frame;
   Ftie_ui ui;

   public FtieView() {

   public void createPartControl(Composite parent) {
       }catch (Exception e){
           //TODO: manage exception
       swtAwtComponent = new Composite(parent, SWT.EMBEDDED);
       frame = SWT_AWT.new_Frame( swtAwtComponent );
       ui = new Ftie_ui();


   public void setFocus() {


package ftie.views;

import javax.swing.*;

public class Ftie_ui extends JPanel{

   JLabel labelUser;
   JLabel labelPass;
   JTextField txtUser;
   JPasswordField txtPass;
   JButton btnLogin;
   public Ftie_ui()
       //TODO: add layout
       labelUser = new JLabel();
       labelPass = new JLabel();
       txtUser = new JTextField(20);
       txtPass = new JPasswordField(20);

       btnLogin = new JButton("Login");

On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 2:45 AM, Boris Bokowski <bokowski@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The best place for questions like this is the eclipse.platform
newsgroup or the eclipse.platform.swt newsgroup, see

The second best place would be a bug report.

My guess would be that you did not implement your part's setFocus()
method, but it is hard to tell without a complete code snippet, and
without knowing the platform (Windows? GTK? Mac/Carbon?) and the
Eclipse version (3.3? 3.4?).


2008/11/16 Benoit LeBel <
> Hi,
> Thanks in advance for any help that could be provided.
> First of all, I am unaware if this mailgroup is even the good place to post
> this, if not, could someone please recomment me to a good site/forum where i
> could get help.
> I am new to the Eclipse plugin world. I have a very short amount of time to
> complete my project and do not have time to learn the SWT library. I am very
> familiar with the Swing library and i have found a way to wrap Swing into
> the view by doing the following.
> public void createPartControl(Composite parent) {
>         try{
> UIManager.setLookAndFeel("");
>         }catch (Exception e){
>             //TODO: manage exception
>         }
>         Composite swtAwtComponent = new Composite(parent, SWT.EMBEDDED);
>         java.awt.Frame frame = SWT_AWT.new_Frame( swtAwtComponent );
>         Ftie_ui ui = new Ftie_ui();
>         frame.add(ui);
> }
> The Ftie_ui class extends JPanel. Normally, with access to a JPanel, I
> figured it would be easy to develop my project with Swing. I added 2
> JLabels, 1 JTextField, 1 JPasswordField and 1 JButton. When i ran Eclipse
> with my plugin, Everything got loaded in my JPanel, but i could not access
> the JTextField and the JPasswordField. I have tryed setEnabled(true) and
> setEditable(true) on the fields, but with no success, I could not manage to
> put a cursor is the fields. The Ftie_ui class looks like the following (I
> know, theres no layout yet).
> For any help someone could bring, I would greatly appreciate it.
> Thank you
> Ben
> package ftie.views;
> import javax.swing.*;
> public class Ftie_ui extends JPanel{
>     Authentification auth;
>     JLabel labelUser;
>     JLabel labelPass;
>     JTextField txtUser;
>     JPasswordField txtPass;
>     JButton btnLogin;
>     public Ftie_ui()
>     {
>         labelUser = new JLabel();
>         labelUser.setText("Username:");
>         labelPass = new JLabel();
>         labelPass.setText("Password:");
>         txtUser = new JTextField(20);
>         txtUser.setEditable(true);
>         txtUser.setEnabled(true);
>         txtPass = new JPasswordField(20);
>         btnLogin = new JButton("Login");
>         add(labelUser);
>         add(labelPass);
>         add(txtUser);
>         add(txtPass);
>         add(btnLogin);
>     }
> }

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