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Graphical Editing Framework


The Graphical Editing Framework (GEF) allows developers to create a rich graphical editor from an existing application model. GEF consists of 2 plug-ins. The org.eclipse.draw2d plug-in provides a layout and rendering toolkit for displaying graphics. The developer can then take advantage of the many common operations provided in GEF and/or extend them for the specific domain. GEF employs an MVC (model-view-controller) architecture which enables simple changes to be applied to the model from the view.

While the main GEF website contains the bulk of information regarding the project, the type of information more appropriately hosted on a wiki is (or will be) found here, such as: FAQs, tutorials, requirements, discussions, etc.


  • Downloads
  • Learn GEF through Template for more Look GEF Developer FAQ-->Sample GEF As a Template for Eclipse 3.4.Xv

Update Sites

The GEF update sites have moved.

The old sites are still available here:


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