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Nebula TipOfTheDay

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Introduction

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Usage

This component is a widget that displays a "Tip of The Day". It contains the area to display the tip, buttons to navigate through the list of tips, a close button and optionnaly a checkbox "show tips on startup".

The first thing to do if to create an instance of TipOfTheDay and add tips :

final TipOfTheDay tip = new TipOfTheDay();
tip.addTip("This is the first tip<br/> " + "<b>This is the first tip</b> " + "<u>This is the first tip</u> " + "<i>This is the first tip</i> " + "This is the first tip " + "This is the first tip<br/>" + "This is the first tip "
		+ "This is the first tip");
tip.addTip("This is the second tip<br/> " + "<b>This is the second tip</b> " + "<u>This is the second tip</u> <br/>" + "<i>This is the second tip</i> " + "This is the second tip " + "This is the second tip <br/>" + "This is the second tip "
		+ "This is the second tip");


Please notice that tips can contain pseudo-HTML code for formatting :

  • <br/> for adding a line break
  • <i>...</i> to render text in italic
  • <u>...</u> to render text in underline
  • <b>...</b> to render text in bold
  • <size>...</size> to increase/decrease text size. You can use the following syntaxes : <code><nowiki><size=10> (10px), <size=+4>, <size=-4>
  • <color>...</color> to change foreground color. You can use the following syntaxes : <color=#FFCCAA> (HTML color code), <color=9,255,10> (RGB values) and <color=aliceblue> (HTML color code)
  • <backgroundcolor>...</backgroundcolor> to change background color. You can use the following syntaxes : <backgroundcolor=#FFCCAA> (HTML color code), <backgroundcolor=9,255,10> (RGB values) and <backgroundcolor=aliceblue> (HTML color code)


You can set the style and customize the image :

tip.setStyle(TipStyle.TWO_COLUMNS_LARGE);
tip.setImage(myImage);

Finally, you open the window :

tip.open(mainShell);

You can get the status of the checkbox "show tip on startup" by calling the method showOnStartup().

Example

An example called TipOfTheDaySnippet is available in the plugin org.eclipse.nebula.widgets.opal.tipoftheday.snippets

You can also have a look here : TipOfTheDaySnippet.java