Just in Time for #eclipsecon, Custom Figures in Zest

Just in Time for #eclipsecon, Custom Figures in Zest

I have been working on one of the most requested Zest features, custom figures, and by EclipesCon it will be finished.  Now you are no longer stuck with those little blue rounded rectangles.  You can construct all sorts of custom figures, or even make use of an ImageFigure.

Zest Custom Figure

Zest Custom Figure

You can either do this by creating a CGraphNode, or in the viewer by using an IFigureProvider (as your label provider).  Now we can construct some UML Style visualizations using Zest.  Is anybody interested in trying to hook up an SVG parser (I think batik is part of Orbit)?

customfigures

Want to learn about this and other cool Zest tips and tricks. Come see my talk at EclipseCon.

3 Comments
  • Joseph George Variam
    Reply
    Posted at 10:00 am, March 22, 2009

    Hi Ian,
    Thanks for this! Would these custom figures be visible in a nested GraphContainer? RE:
    https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=259212

  • Ian
    Reply
    Posted at 6:14 pm, March 24, 2009

    I haven’t added them to containers yet, although they should not be too hard. I’ll look at that for you.

  • Mike Evans
    Reply
    Posted at 4:55 pm, August 28, 2009

    Hi Ian,
    Thanks for all your work on Zest.
    We are just learning what a great way it is to quickly add grpahics to our RCP apps.
    I cannot find your EclipseCon talk presentation on-line anywhere – can I find it anywhere?

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