Category Archives: Eclipse RCP

Eclipse Maven m2e plugin – Failed to read artifact descriptor

This morning Eclipse just refused to update from nexus and compile my maven projects (while command line mvn compile worked just fine). Eclipse shows in the Problems view an exception like this:  ArtifactDescriptorException: Failed to read artifact descriptor for mydependency:jar: … Continue reading

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Show / Hide Eclipse RCP Editors depending on the current Perspective

Hi, Here’s a new post about how to customize your Eclipse RCP (Rich Client Platform) application. Note: I have strongly inspired my solution for this post from from niall kelly’s blog. Imagine you have several perspectives in your product, usually … Continue reading

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Eclipse RCP – Customize the toolbar and menus for a given Perspective: contributions using plugin extensions (xml)

I have presented in my previous post how to customize the toobar buttons of an Eclipse RCP product, when these buttons are contributed by writting java code, mainly in the ActionBarAdvisor class. What about toolbar buttons and menus contributed as … Continue reading

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Eclipse RCP – Customize the toolbar and menus for a given Perspective: contributions using java code

In my previous post I talked about the need to customize the Eclipse toolbar and menus depending on the current perspective. This post is about customizing buttons and menus contributed in java. I will show in this post how to … Continue reading

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Customize Eclipse ToolBar, Menus and visible editors depending on the current Perspective

We decided here at activeeon , to build an Eclipse RCP product, that we will call the ProActive Studio , containing the functionalities of all of our current RPC products. Doing this will allow us to release, if needed, products … Continue reading

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Let’s solve once for all the Eclipse GMF copy-paste problem and then forget about it

Hello, This post is only meant for  people working on GMF-based projects (www.eclipse.org/gmf) and having problems with the copy-paste functionality. In order to implement my copy-paste solution I found this document very useful http://www.moskitt.org/fileadmin/conselleria/documentacion/Presentaciones/MOSKitt-CopyPasteSupport.pdf and also the code of the … Continue reading

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