FAQ How will my view show up in the Show View menu?
All views show up automatically under Show View > Other.... The category attribute in your view extension declaration defines what folder your view appears under in this dialog. And no, you cannot prevent your view from appearing in this dialog.
The active perspective defines the set of views that appear in the Show View submenu. If you define your own perspective or a perspective extension to another plug-ins perspective, you get to contribute entries to this list. The user is always allowed to customize the perspective to change the set of views that appear here.
This FAQ was originally published in Official Eclipse 3.0 FAQs. Copyright 2004, Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved. This text is made available here under the terms of the Eclipse Public License v1.0.