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EUG:The Communications Perspective

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The Communications Perspective

The Communications Perspective is a handy perspective to contain all views related to ECF Communications. You are of course free to open the views in your own perspective by selection 'Window/Show View/Other...' and selecting the desired view from the Communications category.

The Communications Perspective


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The Toolbar

The Communications Toolbar

Your initial exposure to the Communications Perspective will not have active connections, and it will be necessary to create connections to the desire communications services via the toolbar widgets

If you like, you can add these widgets to other perspectives (i.e. the Java, Debug, Plug-in Development, Resource, Team Synchronizing, and/or other perspectives). This is done by showing the desired perspective, and selecting from the menu:

  • Window->Customize Perspective...
  • Commands (tab)
  • Select Communications check box
  • Choose OK button

Then the ECF Connection widgets will appear in the toolbar of the given perspective. < back

Views

The ECF Views

When you open the views menu by navigating through 'Window/Show View/Other...' or by pressing the 'ALT+SHIFT+q q' key combination you will find the ECF views in the communications category. Most of these views operate when you are connected to a server and some of the views operate when some of the ECF plugins are started.


Service Discovery

The Service Discovery view connects to the ECF Discovery providers. There are many Discovery Providers inside ECF and each of them is capable of discovering network services in different ways.

The Discovery View

If you open the Discovery view, it will show the discovered services currently on the network. The Service Discovery view will update whenever a new service is discovered on the network.

The Properties View

If you select an item in the Discovery view the details of the selected item are displayed in the properties view. The Properties view is an Eclipse view which can also be opened from the "Show View" menu which we discussed earlier.

Chats

The Service Discovery view connects to the ECF Discovery providers. There are many Discovery Providers inside ECF and each of them is capable of discovering network services in different ways.

The Discovery View

If you open the Discovery view, it will show the discovered services currently on the network. The Service Discovery view will update whenever a new service is discovered on the network. EUG:OnlineHelp