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==Introduction==
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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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**Drag and Drop
 
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*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Addons|Addons]]
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Addons|Addons]]
*Localization
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*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Localization|Localization]]
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Tags|Suggesting Behaviour with Tags]]
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Tags|Suggesting Behaviour with Tags]]
  
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**[[Eclipse4/RCP/EAS/Workbench Services#Handler Service|Handler Service]]
 
**[[Eclipse4/RCP/EAS/Workbench Services#Handler Service|Handler Service]]
 
* [[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]]
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==Application Lifecycle==
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*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Lifecycle#Overview|Overview]]
  
 
==Compatibility Layer==
 
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**[[Eclipse4/RCP/Compatibility Layer/Limitations#Known Issues|Known Issues]]
 
**[[Eclipse4/RCP/Compatibility Layer/Limitations#Known Issues|Known Issues]]
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Compatibility Layer/Migration|Migration]]
 
*[[Eclipse4/RCP/Compatibility Layer/Migration|Migration]]
 
  
 
== Further Information ==
 
== Further Information ==
  
* [[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Best Practices|Best Practices]]
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* [[Eclipse4/RCP/FAQ|Frequently Asked Questions about Eclipse 4 RCP development]].
* Frequently Asked Questions:
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* [[Eclipse4/RCP/Modeled UI/Best Practices|Best Practices for Eclipse 4 RCP development]]
** more general questions about the [[Eclipse4/FAQ|Eclipse 4.x Application Platform]];
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* [[Platform_UI/How_to_Contribute | How to Contribute]]
** about [[Eclipse4/RCP/FAQ|Eclipse 4 development (for RCP)]].
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== Tutorials
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== Tutorials ==
[http://www.vogella.de/articles/Eclipse4RCP/article.html Eclipse 4 RCP Tutorial - by Lars Vogel]
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* [http://www.vogella.de/articles/Eclipse4RCP/article.html Eclipse 4 RCP Tutorial - by Lars Vogel]
[http://www.vogella.de/articles/Eclipse4Services/article.html Eclipse 4 Services Tutorial - by Lars Vogel]
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* [http://www.vogella.de/articles/Eclipse4Services/article.html Eclipse 4 Services Tutorial - by Lars Vogel]
[http://www.vogella.de/articles/Eclipse4CSS/article.html Eclipse 4 CSS Styling - 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.

Contents

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