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Re: [wtp-dev] Adding Tabbed Properties to existing editors

Hi Karen,

The Tabbed Properties framework is a property sheet page and requires the
Eclipse properties framework and view to work.

That being said it should be possible to take the source in
TabbedPropertySheetPage to create a view.

You will need to add a ISelectionListener to feed into

Anthony Hunter mailto:anthonyh@xxxxxxxxxx
Manager - Software Developer,
IBM Rational Software: Aurora Core Common / Modeling Tools
Phone: 613-591-7037

 [wtp-dev] Adding Tabbed                                                    
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       From: Karen Moore <karen.moore@xxxxxxxxxx>
       Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 10:43:01 -0400
       Delivered-to: wtp-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx
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 I am a Dali project developer working on the Java Persistence API (JPA)
 tooling for WTP.  We would like to use the Tabbed Properties Pages, but
 we do not  have our own editor.  Our solution for the .5 release built
 on Calisto, was to have a separate properties view from the Eclipse
 properties view and not use the tabbed properties framework. This might
 be the best solution, but users have asked why we aren't using the
 Eclipse Properties view.  I am asking here first since the original
 tabbed properties development occurred in WTP.

 Our requirement is to have a single way to edit JPA properties from Java
 files (using annotations) and from an XML file.  We do not want to
 create our own editor because users will want to use the Java Editor and
 the XML editor directly.  The wtp xml editor already supplies a
 properties page (not Tabbed) so creating an adapterFactory to supply a
 Tabbed Properties page for our plugin does not work.  Even if we could
 make that work, we would be taking over the properties for the xml
 editor and the java editor, this is not playing nice with eclipse.  Has
 anyone hit this problem and do you have any suggestions for how we might
 work around it?  It would be nice if both the Java Editor and the XML
 editor used the tabbed properties framework, then we could plug-in
 easily and extend it with our own properties.  If other plugins had
 similar requirements to us (JAXB could be an example that uses java
 annotations), they would also be able to plug-in new tabs and not
 override the existing ones.

 Another idea: is there any way to use the Tabbed Properties framework
 without the Eclipse Properties view? We really like the look of it and
 how it makes extension so easy.


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