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The Graphical Editing Framework (GEF) project provides technology to realize rich graphical editors and views for the Eclipse Workbench. It bundles three components:
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The Graphical Editing Framework (GEF) project provides technology to realize rich graphical editors and views. It is currently developed in two streams, namely:
  
* '''Draw2d''' (org.eclipse.draw2d) - A layout and rendering toolkit for displaying graphics on an SWT Canvas.
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* '''GEF''' (org.eclipse.gef) - An interactive MVC framework built on top of Draw2d, which fosters the implementation of rich graphical editors for the Eclipse Workbench.
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* '''[[GEF Zest Visualization | Zest]]''' (org.eclipse.zest) - A visualization toolkit based on Draw2d, which enables implementation of graphical views for the Eclipse Workbench.
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| [[Image:GEF_Logic_Example.png|300px|link=GEF/GEF3|Draw2d / GEF (MVC) 3.x & Zest 1.x]] || [[Image:GEF4_MVC_FX_UI_Example.png|300px|link=GEF/GEF4| GEF4]]
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While the main GEF [http://eclipse.org/gef website] contains the bulk of information regarding the GEF project, the type of information more appropriately hosted on a wiki is (or will be) found here, such as: FAQs, tutorials, requirements, discussions, etc.
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While the original project components Draw2d 3.x, GEF (MVC) 3.x, and Zest 1.x are still maintained, they will not be developed further. Our main development effort is currently spent on building up the next generation components in terms of [[GEF/GEF4 | GEF4]].
 
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== Downloads & Update Sites ==
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* [http://www.eclipse.org/gef/downloads/ Downloads]
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* Update-Sites: [http://download.eclipse.org/tools/gef/updates/releases/ Releases], [http://download.eclipse.org/tools/gef/updates/milestones/ Milestones & RCs], [http://download.eclipse.org/tools/gef/updates/interim/ Intergration & Maintenance Builds] (old update sites: <strike>[http://download.eclipse.org/tools/gef/update-site/releases/site-old.xml Releases]</strike>, <strike>[http://download.eclipse.org/tools/gef/update-site/milestones/site-old.xml Milestones]</strike>, <strike>[http://download.eclipse.org/tools/gef/update-site/integrations/site-old.xml Intergration Builds]</strike>)
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== Documentation ==
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* New and Noteworthy: [[GEF/New and Noteworthy/3.6 | 3.6 (stable) ]], [[GEF/New and Noteworthy/3.7 |3.7 (development)]]
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* [[GEF Contributor Guide | GEF Project Contributor Guide]]
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* [https://dev.eclipse.org/mailman/listinfo/gef-dev GEF Project Contributor Mailing List]
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* [[GEF Team Meetings| GEF Project Team Meetings]]
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=== Draw2d/GEF ===
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* [http://help.eclipse.org/helios/index.jsp?nav=/28 GEF and Draw2d Plug-in Developer Guide (Ecipse Help)]
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* [[GEF Developer FAQ | Draw2d/GEF Developer FAQ]]
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* Draw2d/GEF Tutorial ([[GEF Description | Part 1]] & [[GEF Description2 | Part 2]]) by Régis Lemaigre
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* [[GEF Troubleshooting Guide | Draw2d/GEF Troubleshooting Guide]]
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=== Zest ===
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* [[GEF Zest Visualization | Zest Component Page]]
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* [[Tree_Views_for_Zest | Zest 2.0 Layout API]]
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* [[Graphviz DOT as a DSL for Zest]]
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== External Documentation (Articles, Slides, Books) ==
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* Lars Vogel (2009): [http://www.vogella.de/articles/EclipseZest/article.html Eclipse Zest - Tutorial]
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* Chris Aniszczyk, Randy Hudson (2007): [http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/os-eclipse-gef11 Create an Eclipse-based application using the Graphical Editing Framework - How to get started with the GEF and other options for the graphically inclined Eclipse developer], IBM developerWorks article
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* Randy Hudson (2006): [http://eclipsezilla.eclipsecon.org/php/attachment.php?bugid=52 Graphical Editing Framework - Tutorial], EclipseCon presentation slides
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* William Moore, David Dean, Anna Gerber, Gunnar Wagenknecht, Philippe Vanderheyden (2004): [http://publib-b.boulder.ibm.com/Redbooks.nsf/RedpieceAbstracts/sg246302.html?Open Eclipse Development using the Graphical Editing Framework and the Eclipse Modeling Framework], IBM Redbook
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* Phil Zoio (2004): [http://eclipse.org/articles/Article-GEF-editor/gef-schema-editor.html Building a database schema diagram editor], Eclipse Corner Article
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* By Bo Majewski (2004): [http://www.eclipse.org/articles/Article-GEF-diagram-editor/shape.html A shape diagram editor], Eclipse Corner Article
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* Daniel Lee (2003): [http://www.eclipse.org/articles/Article-GEF-Draw2d/GEF-Draw2d.html Display a UML Diagram using Draw2D], Eclipse Corner Article
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* Eric Bordeau (2003): [http://eclipse.org/articles/Article-GEF-dnd/GEF-dnd.html Using Native Drag and Drop in GEF], Eclipse Corner Article
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Latest revision as of 22:01, 19 March 2014

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The Graphical Editing Framework (GEF) project provides technology to realize rich graphical editors and views. It is currently developed in two streams, namely:

Draw2d / GEF (MVC) 3.x & Zest 1.x GEF4
Draw2d/GEF (MVC) 3.x & Zest 1.x GEF4

While the original project components Draw2d 3.x, GEF (MVC) 3.x, and Zest 1.x are still maintained, they will not be developed further. Our main development effort is currently spent on building up the next generation components in terms of GEF4.