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FAQ How do I add my wizard to the New, Import, or Export menu categories?

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Some special kinds of wizards have to be registered with the platform in your plugin.xml file. These wizards are found under the File > New, File > Import, and File > Export menu actions. These wizards are declared using the org.eclipse.ui newWizards, importWizards, and exportWizards extension points, respectively. Once you have declared your wizard with the appropriate extension point, the platform will take care of displaying it in the appropriate places. Following is an example declaration of a new wizard:

   <extension
         point="org.eclipse.ui.newWizards">
      <wizard
            name="New Addition"
            class="org.eclipse.faq.examples.AddingWizard"
            id="org.eclipse.faq.examples.addingWizard">
      </wizard>
   </extension>


This wizard will appear by default under File > New > Other.... To make the wizard appear under the new-project category, add the attribute project="true" to the extension declaration.

To add your own wizard category, use

      <category 
          id="org.eclipse.faq.examples.MyWizard" 
          name="FAQ Wizards">
      </category> 
      <category 
          id="org.eclipse.faq.examples.WizardSubCategory" 
          name="More Specific FAQ Wizards">
          parentCategory="org.eclipse.faq.examples.MyWizard" 
      </category> 


See Also:

FAQ_How_do_I_make_my_wizard_appear_in_the_UI?


This FAQ was originally published in Official Eclipse 3.0 FAQs. Copyright 2004, Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved. This text is made available here under the terms of the Eclipse Public License v1.0.