Posts tagged with "e4"

Apr 10th, 2014

Introducing Eclipse 4 on RAP

Today I am happy to announce that RAP and Eclipse 4 can now be used together. Over the last couple of month we have been working with Tom Schindl, who will be reporting on RAP and Eclipse4 as a guest author on this blog. Integrating RAP and e4 has been an important goal for us [...]

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Apr 10th, 2014

Getting started with Eclipse 4 applications on RAP

In this blog post I’ll introduce you to using Eclipse 4 on RAP. Eclipse 4 on RAP means the use of Eclipse 4 API’s without the 3.x compat layer. Eclipse 3.x API users can simply stick to the plain vanilla 2.3 release of RAP. If you want to take advantage of the new Eclipse 4 [...]

Mar 27th, 2014

EMF Client Platform and EMF Forms on Eclipse 4 (e4)


With release 1.2.x, EMF Client Platform and EMF Forms officially support the Eclipse 4 Application Platform (e4). In fact, it has been possible since release 1.1.0 to develop e4 applications based on ECP and EMF Forms, but parts of the UI support were still bound to e3. In 1.2.x, we refactored these remaining pieces. Since [...]

Mar 12th, 2014

Introducing EMF Forms


In this blog post I would like to officially introduce a framework called EMF Forms. The purpose of the framework is to ease the development and layout definition of form-based UIs that allow browsing, creation and data entry. EMF Forms also includes typical features of a form-based UI such as validation and rule-based visibilities of [...]

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Mar 5th, 2014

EMF Client Platform 1.2.0 released

We are very happy to announce release 1.2.0 of the EMF Client Platform (ECP)! The 1.2.0 release contains a lot of small improvements. The most noteworthy new features are: EMF Forms, a new sub component of EMF Client Platform support the efficient development of form-based UIs and can be used independently of ECP ECP and EMF [...]

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Sep 3rd, 2013

Eclipse 4 (e4) Tutorial: Services


In the last two parts of my Eclipse 4 (e4) tutorial, I described details about the dependency injection. One object type that is typically injected in Eclipse 4 is services. Services play a central role in e4. One of the key strengths of a framework such as Eclipse has always been the possibility of reusing [...]

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Apr 18th, 2013

Eclipse 4 (e4) Tutorial: Behavior Annotations

In the last part of my Eclipse 4 (e4) tutorial, I describe details about how to control the parameters injected using the annotations @Inject, @Named and @Optional. These parameters allow you to specify more precisely which object is injected and what happens if required parameters cannot be resolved. However, there are several use cases where [...]

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Feb 8th, 2013

Focusing on the Problems

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The “Problems” view in Eclipse lists errors and warnings in the workspace. In its default settings this view is not entirely helpful, but it is highly customizable. Today I want to show you how you can configure this view to shift the focus to the interesting errors and warnings in your current area of work. [...]

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Jan 31st, 2013

Top 10 EclipseSource Blog Posts of 2012

Here at EclipseSource we like top 10 blog posts. So here is our top 10 of 2012 – the posts most viewed or created the most buzz. 1. Top 10 Eclipse Juno Features Eclipse Juno has been released this year and it was the first simultaneous release built on Eclipse 4. In preparation of the [...]

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