Instant Eclipse 4 RCP Development How-to

Over 10 practical recipes for creating rich client applications using Eclipse 4
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Instant Eclipse 4 RCP Development How-to

Ram Kulkarni

Over 10 practical recipes for creating rich client applications using Eclipse 4
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782169529
Paperback68 pages

Book Description

Standalone desktop applications are important in this era of web and mobile applications. Eclipse provides a rich set of APIs and tools, not just to create IDEs but also to create cross-platform standalone applications. Eclipse 4 has introduced many new concepts and APIs that make creating rich client application a lot easier.

Instant Eclipse 4 RCP Development How-to is a practical and hands-on guide to developing standalone applications. It also describes concepts and APIs used to perform specific tasks. The tasks identified in this book are most commonly performed in developing standalone applications of various levels of complexity.

Instant Eclipse 4 RCP Development How-to takes the approach of learning new features of Eclipse 4 by breaking them into specific tasks and progressively building a sample application using new features.

The book covers end-to-end workflow from setting up the development environment, creating the user interface, event handling, and displaying and saving data, to customizing and packaging the application. It provides code snippets for each task and explains the Eclipse 4 APIs and concepts used in them.The code will be easy to follow, making up part of the process of creating the entire sample application.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Instant Eclipse 4 RCP Development How-to
Setting up a development environment (Simple)
Creating a skeleton E4 application (Simple)
Adding menu and toolbar items (Intermediate)
Adding views (Intermediate)
Injecting your own objects (Advanced)
Creating a pop-up menu (Intermediate)
Creating custom events and handlers (Intermediate)
Adding a keyboard shortcut (Simple)
Creating custom objects using DI (Intermediate)
Creating views dynamically (Advanced)
Styling an application using CSS (Simple)
Customizing and exporting the application (Simple)

What You Will Learn

  • Add custom menus, toolbar items, and keyboard shortcuts using an application model
  • Create static and dynamic views
  • Generate a dynamic pop-up menu
  • Use core expressions to show/hide menu items
  • Use Dependency Injection and annotations to access Eclipse 4 framework objects and services
  • Create custom events and handlers for notifications and to share data in the application
  • Style applications using CSS
  • Customize and export the application to different target platforms

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Instant Eclipse 4 RCP Development How-to
Setting up a development environment (Simple)
Creating a skeleton E4 application (Simple)
Adding menu and toolbar items (Intermediate)
Adding views (Intermediate)
Injecting your own objects (Advanced)
Creating a pop-up menu (Intermediate)
Creating custom events and handlers (Intermediate)
Adding a keyboard shortcut (Simple)
Creating custom objects using DI (Intermediate)
Creating views dynamically (Advanced)
Styling an application using CSS (Simple)
Customizing and exporting the application (Simple)

Book Details

ISBN 139781782169529
Paperback68 pages
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