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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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== General Information ==
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* [news://news.eclipse.org/eclipse.tools.gef Newsgroup] and [http://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php?t=thread&frm_id=81 Forum]
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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 (Tutorials, Articles, Slides) ==
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=== Tutorials ===
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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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* 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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=== Eclipse Corner Articles ===
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* Chris Aniszczyk (2005): [http://www.eclipse.org/articles/Article-GEF-EMF/gef-emf.html Using GEF with EMF]
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* Bo Majewski (2004): [http://www.eclipse.org/articles/Article-GEF-diagram-editor/shape.html A shape diagram editor]
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* Phil Zoio (2004): [http://eclipse.org/articles/Article-GEF-editor/gef-schema-editor.html Building a database schema diagram editor]
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* Daniel Lee (2003): [http://www.eclipse.org/articles/Article-GEF-Draw2d/GEF-Draw2d.html Display a UML Diagram using Draw2D]
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* Eric Bordeau (2003): [http://eclipse.org/articles/Article-GEF-dnd/GEF-dnd.html Using Native Drag and Drop in GEF]
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=== Slides ===
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* Koen Aers (2008): [http://www.eclipsecon.org/2008/?page=sub/&id=102 Developing an Editor for Directed Graphs with the Eclipse Graphical Editing Framework], EclipseCon 2008 tutorial slides
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* Koen Aers (2007): [http://www.eclipsecon.org/2007/index.php?page=sub/&id=3597 Developing an Editor for Directed Graphs with the Eclipse Graphical Editing Framework], EclipseCon 2007 tutorial slides
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* Randy Hudson (2006): [http://eclipsezilla.eclipsecon.org/php/attachment.php?bugid=52 Graphical Editing Framework - Tutorial], EclipseCon 2006 tutorial slides
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* Koen Aers (2006) [http://www.eclipsecon.org/2006/Sub.do?id=71 A Gentle Introduction to GEF], EclipseCon 2006 session slides
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* Randy Hudson, Pratik Shah (2005): [http://www.eclipsecon.org/2005/presentations/EclipseCon2005_23_GEF_Tutorial_Final.ppt GEF in depth], EclipseCon 2005 tutorial slides
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* Randy Hudson, Pratik Shah (2005): [http://www.eclipsecon.org/2005/presentations/EclipseCon2005_6.1.pdf The Graphical Editing Framework], EclipseCon 2005 session slides
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* Randy Hudson (2004) [http://www.eclipsecon.org/2004/EclipseCon_2004_TechnicalTrackPresentations/47_Hudson.pdf Building Applications with Eclipse's Graphical Editing Framework], EclipseCon 2004 session slides
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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.