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JFace-Snippets are small and easy understandable programming examples how to use the JFace API. To browse the examples, navigate to the examples GIT repository.

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Dialogs

Snippet012 - Dialog with Image Buttons

Demonstrates usage of Icons in Buttons of Dialogs

Snippet012DialogWithImageButtons.png

Drop these icons also in the same package

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Layout

Snippet013 Grid Layout Factory

Demonstrates usage of the GridLayoutFactory to enhance readability

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Snippet016 - Table Layout

Demonstrates (dynamic)layout support for TableColumns available as of JFace 3.3

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Snippet027 - Tree Layout

Demonstrates (dynamic)layout support for TreeColumns available as of JFace 3.3

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Viewers

Snippet001 - Table Viewer

Demonstrates a simply TableViewer with one column. It holds all important classes used for all Table-like JFace-Viewers (LabelProvider,IStructuredContentProvider)

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Snippet002 - Tree Viewer

Demonstrates a simply TreeViewer with one column. It describes all important classes used for all Tree-like JFace-Viewers (LabelProvider,ITreeContentProvider)

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Snippet003 - Table Label Provider

Demonstrates tables with more than one column and the usage of ITableLabelProvider

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Snippet004 - Hide Selection

Demonstrates how the selection can be hidden when the user click in a tablerow/column which doesn't hold any information. The standard behaviour of SWT-Table is to leave the selection on the last column. This snippet removes the selection if the user clicks in an area not selectable

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Snippet005 - Tree Custom Menu

Demonstrates how to create a different context menu depending on which item in the tree is currently selected this can also be used with a table of course

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Snippet006 - Table Multi Line Cells

Demonstrates first use case for the new OwnerDraw-Support added to JFace in 3.3 (available at SWT-Level since 3.2). This example uses the new Viewers API in this special case the OwnerDrawLabelProvider to make items with more than one line of text.

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Snippet007 - Full Selection

Demonstrates how you can use a use inline editing in tables with multiple columns which requires to use SWT.FULL_SELECTION but hiding the selection from the user.

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Snippet008 - Reveal Element

Demonstrates how you can scroll a TableViewer to the specific model element using TableViewer#reveal(Object)

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Snippet009 - Cell Editors

Demonstrates minimal example when trying to add inline editing to tables to get familiar with the various classes needed (3.2 API)

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Snippet010 - Owner Draw

Demonstrates usage of new OwnerDraw-Support feature provided by JFace in 3.3(available in SWT since 3.2). This example uses the new Viewers API in this special case the OwnerDrawLabelProvider.

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Snippet011 - Custom Tooltips

Demonstrates usage of new custom tooltip support in 3.3 used to provide a tooltip for each cell in TableViewer

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Snippet013 - Table Viewer No Mandatory Label Provider]

Demonstrates usage of none mandatory LabelProviders in TableViewers to set colors and fonts with 3.2-API

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Snippet014 - Tree Viewer No Mandatory Label Provider]

Demonstrates usage of none mandatory LabelProviders in TreeViewers to set colors and font with 3.2-API

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Snippet015 - Custom Tooltips For Tree

Demonstrates usage of custom tooltip support used to provide a tooltip for each cell in a TreeViewer

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Snippet017 - Table Viewer Hide Show Columns

Demonstrates hiding and showing of columns (animated)

Snippet017TableViewerHideShowColumns.png

Snippet018 - Table Viewer Add Remove Columns With Editing

Demonstrates adding/removing of columns in conjunction with inline editing which makes this a bit tougher than without it (using 3.2 API)

See also: Snippet019TableViewerAddRemoveColumnsWithEditingNewAPI

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Snippet019 - Table Viewer Add Remove Columns With Editing

Demonstrates adding/removing of columns in conjunction with the inline editing but with the new JFace-API who makes this a much easier and less error prone

Snippet019TableViewerAddRemoveColumnsWithEditingNewAPI.png

Snippet024 - Table Viewer Explore

Demonstrates the base classes of 3.3 API

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Snippet025 - Tab Editing

Demonstrates how one can use the new 3.3 API to add tab-editing support to your viewer

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Press Tab to jump from cell to cell

Snippet026 - Tree Viewer Tab Editing

Demonstrates all fancy things one can do with new 3.3 API (Tab-Editing, Keyboard-Navigation from Cell to Cell, Editor-Activation with the Keyboard)

Snippet026TreeViewerTabEditing.gif

Snippet027 - Combo Box Cell Editors

Demonstrates usage of the ComboBoxCellEditor in JFace-Viewers

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Snippet029 - Virtual Table Viewer

Demonstrates usage of JFace-Viewers in virtual mode with an ordinary content provider (often the bottel neck is not the model but the UI). Using this Virtual viewers in conjunction with an ordinary content provider has the advantage that Sorting and Filtering is supported in 3.3.

Snippet030 - Virtual Lazy Table Viewer

Demonstrates usage of JFace-Viewer virtual mode with a lazy content provider

Snippet031 - Table Viewer Custom Tooltips Multi Selection]

Demonstrates creation of tooltips for cells for pre 3.3 users

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Snippet034 - Cell Editor Per Row New

Demonstrates different CellEditor-Types in one COLUMN of JFace-Viewers

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Snippet035 - Table Cursor Cell Highlighter

Demonstrates keyboard navigation in TableViewers using a TableCursor showing the flexibility of the cell navigation support

You also need these classes:


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Snippet036 - Focus Border Cell Highlighter

Demonstrates keyboard navigation by highlighting the currently selected cell with a focus border showing once more the flexibility of the cell navigation support

You also need:


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Snippet037 - Fancy Custom Tooltips

Demonstrates customizability of the 3.3 JFace-Support for cell tooltips using the Browser-Widget and presenting HTML

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Snippet038 - Tree Viewer Inlinel Editing Old API

Demonstrates editing support as of 3.2 for TreeViewers

Snippet039 - List Viewer

Demonstrates a very simple usage of ListViewer

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Snippet040 - Table Viewer Sorting

Demonstrates sorting(asc/desc) in TableViewers by clicking the column header.

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Snippet 041 - Table Viewer Alternating Colors and Viewer Filters

Demonstrates how to achieve alternating row-colors with TableViewer. It can also be used in conjunction with virtual-bits to even work with big tables (e.g. 100,000 rows in this example). In addition, this snippet provided a button that will demonstrate the usage of viewer filters.

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Snippet043 - Tree Viewer Keyboard Editing

Demonstrates the JFace 3.3 keyboard editing support for Trees without columns. Tabbing from editor to editor is supported since 3.4. In addition this snippet provided a button that shows how to enter in edit mode programmatically.

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Snippet044 - Table Viewer Keyboard Editing

Demonstrates the JFace 3.3 keyboard editing support for Tables without columns. Tabbing from editor to editor is supported since 3.4.

You also need:

Snippet045 - Table Viewer Fill From Background Thread

Demonstrates how a TableViewer with a sorter can be filled from a NON-UI thread

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Snippet046 - Update Viewer From Background Thread

Demonstrates how to update a viewer from a long running task (which is executed in a thread) and calls back to the UI-Thread using asyncExec

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Snippet047 - Virtual Lazy Tree Viewer

Demonstrates the usage of ILazyContentProvider in conjunction with a Virtual-TreeViewer. The snippet shows how using a lazy tree can minimize the memory footprint and maximize the speed when viewing large models.

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Snippet048 - Tree Viewer Tab With Checkbox

Demonstrates how to overcome a limitation when it comes to key-navigation and CheckBoxEditors in 3.3.1.

This is a workaround for bug https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=198502

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Snippet049 - Styled Cell Label Provider

Demonstrates a new LabelProvider-Type which uses StyleRanges. This Snippet requires SWT/JFace 3.4.

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Snippet050 - Delegating Styled Cell Label Provider

Demonstrates how you can add styled text by wrapping an existing label provider. This Snippet requires SWT/JFace 3.4.

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Snippet051 - Table Centered Image

Demonstrate how to center an image and create graphics in a cell using a technique called "owner draw".

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Snippet052 - Double Click Cell Editor

Demonstrate how to start cell-editors on double click.

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Snippet053 - Start Editor With Context Menu

Demonstrate how to start up a cell editor with a context menu and not with mouse clicking on the cell.

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Snippet055 - Hide Show Column

Demonstrate hiding and showing columns and starting a cell editor programmatically.

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Snippet056 - Boolean Cell Editor

Demonstrate a custom cell-editor which uses a real Checkbox-Button

You also need these classes:


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Snippet057 - Table Viewer Skip Hidden Cells

Example of showing how easy cell-navigation with hidden cells is. Use the cursor keys to navigate between cells. Then use the context menu to hide a column.

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Snippet058 - Cell Navigation

Shows how to automatically reveal cells when navigating. Run the snippet and then edit the first cell by double clicking. Pressing tab will advance to the next cell in edit mode and reveal the cell if it is not in the viewport.

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Snippet060 - Text Cell Editor With Content Proposal]

Show how to use content-proposal inside a CellEditor

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Snippet061 - Faked Native Cell Editor

Full featured native looking viewer with checkboxes in an arbitary column

You also need these classes:


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Snippet062 - Text And Dialog Cell Editor

Demonstrates usage of TextAndDialogCellEditor. The email column uses the TextAndDialogCellEditor; othe columns use ordinary TextCellEditor.

You also need these classes:


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Snippet063 - Combo Viewer

Show how to use ComboViewer and set a inital selection

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Window

Snippet020 - Customized Control Tooltips

Demonstrates usage of new JFace 3.3 to show really cool ToolTips for your controls

For full fun you also need:


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Snippet031 - Table Static Tooltip

Demonstrates creation of ToolTips for Tables without using the JFace-Viewers API but only JFace-Tooltips

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Wizard

Snippet047 - Wizard with Long Running Operation from Page

Demonstrates how to work with JFace-Wizards and fill a TableViewer from a Background-Thread without blocking the UI showing a progress bar in the meanwhile

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Snippet071 - Wizard with Progress and Cancel

Demonstrates a wizard with internal progress.

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Snippet072 Wizard with Progress Subtasks and Cancel

Demonstrates a wizard with internal progress using SubMonitor and subtasks.

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