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==Introduction==
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{{Eclipse4}}
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'''Eclipse 4''' is the next generation platform for building Eclipse-based tools and rich client desktop applications. This new release makes it easier for developers to develop and assemble applications and tools based on the Eclipse platform.
 
'''Eclipse 4''' is the next generation platform for building Eclipse-based tools and rich client desktop applications. This new release makes it easier for developers to develop and assemble applications and tools based on the Eclipse platform.
  
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*a model-based user interface and a new CSS-based declarative mechanism for application styling. These facilities make it easier to design and customize an application user interface. This also adds greater flexibility to UI layout, making it easier to make a user interface look different from an IDE.
 
*a model-based user interface and a new CSS-based declarative mechanism for application styling. These facilities make it easier to design and customize an application user interface. This also adds greater flexibility to UI layout, making it easier to make a user interface look different from an IDE.
 
*a new services-oriented programming model that makes it easier to use discreet application services of the Eclipse platform.
 
*a new services-oriented programming model that makes it easier to use discreet application services of the Eclipse platform.
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*a compatibility layer to allow existing well-behaved Eclipse 3.x applications to take advantage of the new functionality of the Eclipse 4 Application Platform.
  
 
==Programming Model==
 
==Programming Model==
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Architectural_Overview | Architectural Overview]]
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Architectural_Overview | Architectural Overview]]
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*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI|Modeled UI]]
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*[[Eclipse4/RCP/CSS|Styling with CSS]]
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Dependency_Injection | Dependency Injection]]
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Dependency_Injection | Dependency Injection]]
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Contexts | Contexts]]
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Contexts | Contexts]]
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Event_Model | Event Model]]
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Event_Model | Event Model]]
 
==Compatibility Layer==
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Compatibility Layer/Overview|Overview]]
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Compatibility Layer/Overview#When to Use|When to Use]]
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Compatibility Layer/Limitations|Limitations]]
 
**[[Eclipse4/RCP/Compatibility Layer/Limitations#Known Issues|Known Issues]]
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Compatibility Layer/Migration|Migration]]
 
  
 
==Workbench Model==
 
==Workbench Model==
  
 
Source material: http://wiki.eclipse.org/E4/UI/Modeled_UI
 
Source material: http://wiki.eclipse.org/E4/UI/Modeled_UI
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI|Modeled UI]]
 
*Contributing to the Model
 
**Model Fragments
 
**[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Contributing to the Model#Creating Model Elements at Runtime|Creating Model Elements at Runtime]]
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Modifying the Model|Modifying the Model]]
 
**[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Modifying the Model#Reparenting an Element|Reparenting an Element]]
 
**[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Modifying the Model#Changing the Visibility|Changing the Visibility]]
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Listening to Model Changes|Listening to Model Changes]]
 
*Defining the Application Layout
 
**Creating an e4xmi File
 
**Creating the Model Instance Programmatically
 
*Customizing the Behaviour
 
**Drag and Drop
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Addons|Addons]]
 
*Localization
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Tags|Suggesting Behaviour with Tags]]
 
  
 
===Model Elements===
 
===Model Elements===
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**[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Model Elements#Commands|Commands]]
 
**[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Model Elements#Commands|Commands]]
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Model Elements#Shared Elements|Shared Elements]]
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Model Elements#Shared Elements|Shared Elements]]
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Best Practices|Best Practices]]
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===Contributing to the Model===
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*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Application Layout|Defining the Application Layout]]
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**[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Application Layout#Creating an e4xmi File|Creating an e4xmi File]]
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**[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Application Layout#Creating the Model Instance Programmatically|Creating the Model Instance Programmatically]]
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*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Contributing to the Model|Contributing to the Model]]
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**[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Contributing to the Model#Model Fragments|Model Fragments]]
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**[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Contributing to the Model#Creating Model Elements at Runtime|Creating Model Elements at Runtime]]
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**[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Contributing to the Model#Manipulating the Model With Processors|Manipulating the Model With Processors]]
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*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Modifying the Model|Modifying the Model]]
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**[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Modifying the Model#Reparenting an Element|Reparenting an Element]]
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**[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Modifying the Model#Changing the Visibility|Changing the Visibility]]
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*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Listening to Model Changes|Listening to Model Changes]]
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*Customizing the Behaviour
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**Drag and Drop
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*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Addons|Addons]]
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*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Localization|Localization]]
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*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Tags|Suggesting Behaviour with Tags]]
  
 
===Workbench Renderers===
 
===Workbench Renderers===
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*[[Eclipse4/RCP/EAS|The "Twenty Things"]]
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/EAS|The "Twenty Things"]]
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/EAS/Obtaining Services|Obtaining Services]]
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/EAS/Obtaining Services|Obtaining Services]]
*Contributing Services
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*[[Eclipse4/RCP/EAS/Contributing Services|Contributing Services]]
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/EAS/OSGi Services|OSGi Services]]
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/EAS/OSGi Services|OSGi Services]]
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/EAS/Common Services|Common Services]]
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/EAS/Common Services|Common Services]]
 
**[[Eclipse4/RCP/EAS/Common Services#Logging|Logging]]
 
**[[Eclipse4/RCP/EAS/Common Services#Logging|Logging]]
 
**[[Eclipse4/RCP/EAS/Common Services#Adapter Pattern|Adapter Pattern]]
 
**[[Eclipse4/RCP/EAS/Common Services#Adapter Pattern|Adapter Pattern]]
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**Internationalization/Translation
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/EAS/Workbench Services|Workbench Services]]
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/EAS/Workbench Services|Workbench Services]]
 
**[[Eclipse4/RCP/EAS/Workbench Services#Part Service|Part Service]]
 
**[[Eclipse4/RCP/EAS/Workbench Services#Part Service|Part Service]]
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* [[Eclipse4/RCP/EAS/List of All Provided Services|List of All Provided Services]]
 
* [[Eclipse4/RCP/EAS/List of All Provided Services|List of All Provided Services]]
  
== Frequently Asked Questions ==
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==Application Lifecycle==
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*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Lifecycle#Overview|Overview]]
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==Compatibility Layer==
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*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Compatibility Layer/Overview|Overview]]
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*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Compatibility Layer/Overview#When to Use|When to Use]]
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*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Compatibility Layer/Limitations|Limitations]]
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**[[Eclipse4/RCP/Compatibility Layer/Limitations#Known Issues|Known Issues]]
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*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Compatibility Layer/Migration|Migration]]
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== Further Information ==
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* [[Eclipse4/RCP/FAQ|Frequently Asked Questions about Eclipse 4 RCP development]].
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* [[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Best Practices|Best Practices for Eclipse 4 RCP development]]
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* [[Platform_UI/How_to_Contribute | How to Contribute]]
  
We have assembled a set of FAQs for [[Eclipse4/RCP/FAQ|Eclipse 4 development]] and another set for more [[Eclipse/Eclipse SDK 4.0 FAQ|general questions]].
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== Tutorials ==
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* [http://www.vogella.de/articles/Eclipse4RCP/article.html Eclipse 4 RCP Tutorial - by Lars Vogel]
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* [http://www.vogella.de/articles/Eclipse4Services/article.html Eclipse 4 Services Tutorial - by Lars Vogel]
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* [http://www.vogella.de/articles/Eclipse4CSS/article.html Eclipse 4 CSS Styling - by Lars Vogel]

Revision as of 17:23, 7 March 2013

Eclipse 4 is the next generation platform for building Eclipse-based tools and rich client desktop applications. This new release makes it easier for developers to develop and assemble applications and tools based on the Eclipse platform.

Eclipse 4 introduces the following:

  • a model-based user interface and a new CSS-based declarative mechanism for application styling. These facilities make it easier to design and customize an application user interface. This also adds greater flexibility to UI layout, making it easier to make a user interface look different from an IDE.
  • a new services-oriented programming model that makes it easier to use discreet application services of the Eclipse platform.
  • a compatibility layer to allow existing well-behaved Eclipse 3.x applications to take advantage of the new functionality of the Eclipse 4 Application Platform.

Programming Model

Workbench Model

Source material: http://wiki.eclipse.org/E4/UI/Modeled_UI

Model Elements

Contributing to the Model

Workbench Renderers

Application Services

Source material: http://wiki.eclipse.org/E4/Eclipse_Application_Services

Application Lifecycle

Compatibility Layer

Further Information

Tutorials