This tutorial explains the usage of Eclipse JFace TreeViewer. It also shows the usage of a DelegatingStyledCellLabelProvider. It is based on. Package name: Project was created. You need to declare a few required Bundle, namely the SWT and JFace OSGi. They are the. Your first JFace application: JFace Introduction «SWT «Java Tutorial.

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In above code listing we are creating the tree viewer. Creating a custom dialog The org. Decoration is a Widget used to decorate other Widgets in some situations.

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Afterwards use the LocalResourceManager to create the Image from this new descriptor. Make sure to uncheck “Create sample content” on the last page of the wizard:. You have to dispose the ResourceManager yourself.

For example, it simplifies data and display in Table, ComboBox, and Tree. Eclipse JFace Viewers 5. The following code snippet shows how to create ControlDecoration and how to set a description and an icon to it.

Table Viewer is capable of displaying data in rows and cloumns with the help of adapters like label provider and content provider. I still list them here, so that you can use their code as examples. For example, when working with Table, to display data, you need to add each TableItem to Table.


If you trigger this handler, the dialog shows the exception messages and the detail page contains the stacktrace, as depicted in the following screenshot. To get one ImageDescriptor from an image file stored in your current plug-in use the following: To reflect data changes in the data model that is displayed by the viewer, you can call the viewer.

You find an extended online training at the Eclipse RCP online training website. Execute ; import org.

Your first JFace application : JFace Introduction « SWT « Java Tutorial

ColorDialog – for selecting a color DirectoryDialog – for selecting a directory FileDialog – for selecting a file FontDialog – for selecting a font MessageBox – for opening a message dialog.

This method updates the viewer based on the data which is assigned to it.

Path ; import org. Eclipse allows you to use dialogs to prompt the user for additional information or provide the user with feedback. This class is defined as a Singleton. JFace Data Binding is a framework which connects properties of objects.

In case of the table viewer each object is tutprial in an individual row. Label ; import org. Selection Dialogs Eclipse provides several standard selection Dialogs in Eclipse 3. Review the Javadoc of this class to understand the methods of this interface. Alternatively you can only use the setText method. This example shows how to make a JFace TreeViewer searchable.

JFace provides several standard viewer implementations. If you think from object oriented perspective it is a severe limitation. JFace also provides helper layers for managing effectively your systemic resources such as color, image, and font.


The following code snippet demonstrates how to expand a tree with a mouse click. Fortunately all widgets which are created based on a parent widget are automatically disposed when the parent Composite is disposed.

Why not write for us? ModifyEvent ; import org. The following code demonstrates the usage of the MessageBox class to open a message dialog. Used for the TreeViewer class. IStyledLabelProvider ; import org. TreeColumn ; import org.

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SWT is based on the native widgets of the OS. In addition JFace provides support for handling preferences, preference pages, wizards and dialogs. Java podcasts Java Posse: The usage of this dialog is demonstrated in the following code snippet.

Eclipse JFace TreeViewer tutorial. An instance of the LocalResourceManager class is created with a reference to a Tutorual. As you will see later in this series, one of its most important extensions is to isolate the application’s data model from the GUI that displays and changes it. Using the JFace TableViewer. Please see Introduction to JFace for an introduction to the concepts behind this example.