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Eclipse Plugin

  1. Benefits of using Eclipse Plug-ins

    by , 02-11-2012 at 03:56 PM
    Eclipse Plug-ins provides following benefits as compared to other development environments.

    • Integrated editor to create and design in Eclipse.
    • It uses current project’s source folders and classpath.
    • When you make changes in design, it changes in code accordingly.
    • In Java editor, you can fold generated Java code.
    • In Java editor, you can navigate to event handlers.
    • Strings in designer and properties file have two way synchronization. ...
  2. Installing Eclipse Plug-ins

    by , 02-11-2012 at 03:38 PM
    Eclipse is an extendible integrated development environment, which is open source platform and supports integration of new plug-ins. Eclipse supports building of new tools that can be integrated with it. Other than core runtime environment, everything in Eclipse is a plug-in. All the plug-ins are developed and integrated in almost same way.

    In this section, we will discuss on installing an Eclipse plug-in. below image shows the Eclipse SDK folder.

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    Updated 02-11-2012 at 04:46 PM by Eclipse

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  3. Eclipse Plug-in Deployment

    by , 02-11-2012 at 03:33 PM
    To deploy an Eclipse plug-in, deploy following into Eclipse intallation’s plug-in folder.

    • Manifest File
    • Jar Files
    • Any other resources

    Now Eclipse can activate this plug-in when it is required to perform some functionality. To activate a plug-in:

    • Load runtime class
    • Instantiate it
    • Initialize it

    Plug-in class is responsible for doing special tasks like allocation and reallocation of resources. For some ...
  4. The Eclipse Plug-in Model

    by , 02-11-2012 at 03:31 PM
    Plug-in is a component that supports a particular service or functionality in the Eclipse workbench. This component can be integrated into system at deployment time. Eclipse supports a wide variety of these plug-ins that can work together to support an environment for development. A plug-in in Eclipse is embodied in plug-in runtime class instance. This class provides some configuration functionality for the plug-in instance. A plug-in class must extend org.eclipse.core.runtime.Plugin which is an ...