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Nebula Badged Label

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Introduction

BadgeWidget.PNG

This widget displays a label with a badge (located on a corner of the label).

Usage

This is very simple :

  • you first instantiate a BadgedLabel object.
  • The location is set in the constructor (SWT.STYLE)
    • The horizontal location is SWT.LEFT or SWT.RIGHT
    • The vertical location is SWT.TOP or SWT.BOTTOM
  • Like a label, you can set the text(setText()) or an image (setImage()).
  • You have to set the text displayed in the "badge" by calling the method setBadgeValue
  • By default, the color of the badge is blue. You can change the colors of this badge :
    • Either by calling the method setPredefinedColor. Predefined colors are SWT.COLOR_BLUE, SWT.COLOR_GRAY, SWT.COLOR_GREEN, SWT.COLOR_RED,SWT.COLOR_YELLOW, SWT.COLOR_CYAN, SWT.COLOR_BLACK
    • Or by calling the methods setBadgeForeground() or setBadgeBackground()


final BadgedLabel button1 = new BadgedLabel(shell, SWT.BORDER | SWT.TOP | SWT.LEFT);
button1.setText("Notification");
final GridData gd = new GridData(GridData.FILL, GridData.CENTER, false, false);
gd.widthHint = 200;
gd.heightHint = 100;
button1.setLayoutData(gd);
button1.setBadgeValue("1");
button1.setPredefinedColor(SWT.COLOR_GREEN);
button1.setBackground(label.getDisplay().getSystemColor(SWT.COLOR_WHITE));


Examples

An example called BadgedLabelSnippet.java is located in the plugin org.eclipse.nebula.widgets.badgedlabels.snippets.

This example is also available here : BadgedLabelSnippet.java

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