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Revision as of 05:59, 17 August 2007

This page serves as an index for GMF documentation found in various places: wiki, help, presentations, articles, etc..
If you're new to GMF, start reading:

  • the overview
  • the tooling/ generation framework tutorials
  • the webinars.

If you come across documentation that is relevant to a particular topic, feel free to add a reference below. We need your contribution!
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Contents

GMF

Overview

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Tutorial 0 Tutorial Borland, Richard Gronback E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Overview of GMF
GMF Best Practices P.4 Presentation Borland,A.Tikhomirov,A.Shatalin E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Overview over GMF-Tooling / Generation Framework
GMF Best Practices P.40 Presentation Borland,A.Tikhomirov,A.Shatalin E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: GMF: Bridge between EMF & GEF
GMF Best Practices P.41 Presentation Borland,A.Tikhomirov,A.Shatalin E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Overview Generative + Runtime Component
GMF Best Practices P.27ff Presentation Borland,A.Tikhomirov,A.Shatalin E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Variation points & customization options
Extending your DSM by leveraging the GMF Runtime P.3f Presentation IBM, A.Hunter,M.Mostafa E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Variation points & customization options
ONJava.com 0 Article Jeff Richley E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Introductory article on GMF at ONJava.com
EclipseCon 2006 0 Presentation Borland, IBM E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Introduction to GMF


FAQs

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
Graphical Modeling Framework FAQ 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Official GMF FAQs
Creating your own Domain Specific Modeler using GMF P.7 Presentation Frederic Plante (IBM), Steven R. Shaw (IBM) and Artem Tikhomirov (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: What is GMF? (1 page)
Creating your own Domain Specific Modeler using GMF P.8 Presentation Frederic Plante (IBM), Steven R. Shaw (IBM) and Artem Tikhomirov (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Why may GMF be of interest to me? (1 page)
Creating your own Domain Specific Modeler using GMF P.9 Presentation Frederic Plante (IBM), Steven R. Shaw (IBM) and Artem Tikhomirov (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: When should I consider GMF? (1 page)
Creating your own Domain Specific Modeler using GMF P.10 Presentation Frederic Plante (IBM), Steven R. Shaw (IBM) and Artem Tikhomirov (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: When should I NOT consider GMF (1 page)


Versions

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Best Practices P.39 Presentation Borland,A.Tikhomirov,A.Shatalin E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: GMF 1.0 -> 2.0
What's New and Noteworthy - 1.0 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: New and Noteworthy - 1.0
GMF Documentation 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: New and Noteworthy - 1.0M3-1.0M6
GMF 2.0 New and Noteworthy 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: GMF 2.0 New and Noteworthy
GMF New and Noteworthy 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Current GMF New and Noteworthy for next release
GMF Migration 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: About GMF Migration from one version to another.
Creating your own Domain Specific Modeler using GMF P.56 Presentation Frederic Plante (IBM), Steven R. Shaw (IBM) and Artem Tikhomirov (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Migrating shapes from existing GEF Editors


Project

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Documentation 0 Info N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description:
Newsgroup @ news.eclipse.org
eclipse.modeling.gmf (current)
eclipse.technology.gmf (archived)

CVS dev.eclipse.org:2401
org.eclipse.gmf
GMF Project Plan 0 Info N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Lays out the feature and API set for the next release of the GMF Framework
GMF Developer Resources 0 Info N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: GMF Developer Resources
GMF Development Guidelines 0 Info N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: GMF Development Guidelines
GMF Build Instructions 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Explains how to automatically build GMF components from the command line using Ant scripts, including the running of unit tests and operation under CruiseControl.


API

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Documentation 0 API N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: GMF Runtime API
GMF Documentation 0 API N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: GMF Generation Framework API


Use Case

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
From Front End To Code - MDSD in Practice P.26 Article Markus Voelter, Bernd Kolb, Sven Efftinge, and Arno Haase E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Complete Use Case including GMF + oAW. How to get usable graphical and textual editors for your domain specific language (DSL), how to validate your models against your metamodels, how to define model modifications and transformations and finally, how to write scalable, maintainable and extensible code generators


GMF Concepts

Articles about diagram editor concepts and how they are supported in GMF tooling (definition, mapping, generation).

GMF Nodes

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Wiki 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Empty right now


GMF Links

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Wiki 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description:
  • the Mapping of Type Based Links and Reference Based Links
  • how Links are represented in the GenModel as GenLink


GMF Labels

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Wiki 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: GMF Label types and how they are realized in :


GMF-Tooling / Generation Framework

Overview

GMF Overview


Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
Extending your DSM by leveraging the GMF Runtime P.18 Presentation IBM, A.Hunter,M.Mostafa E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Goals of Gen-Framework
Creating your own Domain Specific Modeler using GMF P.12 Presentation Frederic Plante (IBM), Steven R. Shaw (IBM) and Artem Tikhomirov (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Tooling Component-Quick Intro (1 page)


Transformations

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Best Practices P.44 Presentation Borland,A.Tikhomirov,A.Shatalin E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Transf. from GMFMap -> GMFGen


Templates

xPand

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Best Practices P.17 Presentation Borland,A.Tikhomirov,A.Shatalin E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Use of dynamic templates
GMF Best Practices P.15f Presentation Borland,A.Tikhomirov,A.Shatalin E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Change element's icon via template
From Front End To Code - MDSD in Practice P.19ff Article Markus Voelter, Bernd Kolb, Sven Efftinge, and Arno Haase E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: CodeGen Examples


Template Locations

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
Creating your own Domain Specific Modeler using GMF P.26 Presentation Frederic Plante (IBM), Steven R. Shaw (IBM) and Artem Tikhomirov (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Lists template locations for Figure and Codegen templates(1 page)


GMF Gen Model

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Tutorial 0 Tutorial Richard Gronback E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Code Generation description + generator meta-model
GMF GenModel Documentation 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Official GenModel Documentation
GMF GenModel Hints 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: GMF GenModel Hints. Various GenModel attributes & options are explained here
GMF Best Practices P.20-24 Presentation Borland,A.Tikhomirov,A.Shatalin E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Decorate GMF-Gen and Meta-Model
GMF Best Practices P.45 Presentation Borland,A.Tikhomirov,A.Shatalin E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: GMF-Gen variability points
Extending your DSM by leveraging the GMF Runtime P.23 Presentation IBM, A.Hunter,M.Mostafa E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: GMF gen model definition
Extending your DSM by leveraging the GMF Runtime P.26 Presentation IBM, A.Hunter,M.Mostafa E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Gen->Code overview
Creating your own Domain Specific Modeler using GMF P.21 Presentation Frederic Plante (IBM), Steven R. Shaw (IBM) and Artem Tikhomirov (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Short Intro to GmfGen (1 page). Note that now JET is not used any more as template language but xPand.
Creating your own Domain Specific Modeler using GMF P.26 Presentation Frederic Plante (IBM), Steven R. Shaw (IBM) and Artem Tikhomirov (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Template location for GmfGen(1 page)


GenEditorGenerator

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF GenModel Hints 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: GenEditorGenerator options & attributes are explained


GenLabel / LabelModelFacet

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Wiki 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: GMF Labels in GmfGen


GenDiagram

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF GenModel Hints 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: GenDiagram options & attributes are explained including Diagram group, Editor group and Providers group


GenPlugin

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF GenModel Hints 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: GenPlugin options & attributes are explained


GenEditorView

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF GenModel Hints 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: GenEditorView options & attributes are explained


Reconciler

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Reconciler 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: The GMF Reconciler handles the 'protected areas' for GmfMap->GmfGen


Shortcuts

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Tutorial 2 0 Tutorial Borland, Richard Gronback E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Shortcut description + example. Shortcut element.png


GenNavigator

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF GenModel Hints 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Explains GenNavigator options & attributes
GMF Tutorial 4 0 Tutorial Borland, Richard Gronback E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Short explanation of project navigator customization


GenPropertySheet

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF GenModel Hints 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: GenPropertySheet options & attributes are explained including GenStandardPropertyTab, GenCustomPropertyTab , Tuning property sheet, no property sheet at all, Add new page, Remove predefined page, Adding section to predefined page, Another tab name for standard page, Prohibit properties editing, Property sheet title and Adding a column to the standard properties view
GMF Propsheet Customization 0 Tutorial N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Propsheet Customization Tutorial
GMF Tutorial 4 0 Tutorial Borland, Richard Gronback E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Short explanation of property sheet customization


Custom Behaviour

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF GenModel Hints 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Explains how to add Custom Behavior. Custom Behavior is basically a representation of GEF's EditPolicy.
GMF Best Practices P.10 Presentation Borland,A.Tikhomirov,A.Shatalin E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Add custom behavior via gen-model example
GMFCustomBehaviour.png


RCP-Generation

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF RCP Support 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Official GMF RCP Support man-page
GMF Tutorial 4 0 Tutorial Borland, Richard Gronback E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Explains RCP Gen features


GMF Graph

Note that GmfGraph is the model for the most common Draw2D figures. To create CustomFigures programmatically look at the Draw2D Section of this index.

Resource.png Resource figure.png


Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Tutorial 0 Tutorial Borland, Richard Gronback E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Graphical Definition description + example
GMF Best Practices P.25f Presentation Borland,A.Tikhomirov,A.Shatalin E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Extend GmfGraph to add gradient figures
GMF Best Practices P.43 Presentation Borland,A.Tikhomirov,A.Shatalin E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: GMFGraph variability points
Extending your DSM by leveraging the GMF Runtime P.20 Presentation IBM, A.Hunter,M.Mostafa E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: GMF-Graph definition
Creating your own Domain Specific Modeler using GMF P.17f Presentation Frederic Plante (IBM), Steven R. Shaw (IBM) and Artem Tikhomirov (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: GmfGraph short intro + Concepts (2 pages)
Creating your own Domain Specific Modeler using GMF P.26 Presentation Frederic Plante (IBM), Steven R. Shaw (IBM) and Artem Tikhomirov (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Template location for GmfGraph(1 page)


Custom Figures

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Graph Hints 0 Link to newsgroup Michael Golubev (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: HowTo start with custom figures (links to newsgroup entry)
GMF Graph Hints 0 Snippet Michael Golubev (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: HowTo Scalable/resizable figures
GMF Tutorial BPMN 0 Tutorial N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Custom Figures example
GMF Tutorial BPMN 0 Tutorial N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Custom Figures example with SVGs


Composite Figures

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Tutorial 3 0 Tutorial Borland, Richard Gronback E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Composite figures example



Layout

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMFGraph Hints 0 Scenario N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: How can I use CustomLayout and what is purpose of the CustomAttribute


Polyline Decorations

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Tutorial 2 0 Tutorial Borland, Richard Gronback E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Polyline decoration example
Draw2D Documentation 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Adding Decorations and Children to Connections is mentioned here.


Labels

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Wiki 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Describes Labels in GmfGraph



Evolution of GMFGraph Metamodel

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
Evolution of GMFGraph Metamodel 0 N/A N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Evolution of GMFGraph Metamodel


GMF Tool Model

Resource tool.png


Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Tutorial 0 Tutorial Richard Gronback E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Tooling Definition description + example
Extending your DSM by leveraging the GMF Runtime P.21 Presentation IBM, A.Hunter,M.Mostafa E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: GMF tooling definition
Creating your own Domain Specific Modeler using GMF P.19 Presentation Frederic Plante (IBM), Steven R. Shaw (IBM) and Artem Tikhomirov (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Lists concepts of GmfTool (1 page)


GMF Mapping Model

GMFMapDE.png


Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Tutorial 0 Tutorial Borland, Richard Gronback E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Mapping Definition description + example
Extending your DSM by leveraging the GMF Runtime P.22 Presentation IBM, A.Hunter,M.Mostafa E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: GMF mapping model definition
Extending your DSM by leveraging the GMF Runtime P.24 Presentation IBM, A.Hunter,M.Mostafa E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Mapping Example
Creating your own Domain Specific Modeler using GMF P.20 Presentation Frederic Plante (IBM), Steven R. Shaw (IBM) and Artem Tikhomirov (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Short Intro to GmfMap (1 page)



Compartments

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Tutorial 2 0 Tutorial Borland, Richard Gronback E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Description what compartments are + example. Click here for the mapping part



Labels

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Wiki 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Describes Labels in GmfMap



Validation

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Tutorial 2 0 Tutorial Borland, Richard Gronback E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Validation description + example.


Use Cases / Code Snippets / Scenarios

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF MapModel Hints 0 Scenario N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Show children elements from non-containment feature
GMF MapModel Hints 0 Scenario N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Endless/recursive hierarchies
GMF MapModel Hints 0 Scenario N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Use same creation tool to create various diagram elements
GMF MapModel Hints 0 Snippet N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Specialize domain element
GMF MapModel Hints 0 Scenario N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Init Diagram File Action doesn't work with nested container!
GMF MapModel Hints 0 Scenario N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Init Diagram File Action doesn't work with nested container!


GMF-Runtime

Overview

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
Introducing the GMF Runtime 0 Article IBM,F. Plante E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Good introduction to the GMF runtime
GMF Best Practices P.5 Presentation Borland,A.Tikhomirov,A.Shatalin E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Short explanation what GMF-Runtime does
Extending your DSM by leveraging the GMF Runtime P.6ff Presentation IBM, A.Hunter,M.Mostafa E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: GMF runtime architecture
Extending your DSM by leveraging the GMF Runtime P.9ff Presentation IBM, A.Hunter,M.Mostafa E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Overview of reusable runtime components
GMF Model View Controller 0 Documentation IBM E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Architecture with addition of 2 tier model layer to support generic notation meta-model
GMF Documentation 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: GMF Extension Points API
Creating your own Domain Specific Modeler using GMF P.29-35 Presentation Frederic Plante (IBM), Steven R. Shaw (IBM) and Artem Tikhomirov (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Runtime intro + architecture + dependencies


Extension Points / Services

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
Services 0 Documentation IBM E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Definition
GMF Best Practices P.37f Presentation Borland,A.Tikhomirov,A.Shatalin E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: List of available extension points
Extensibility 0 Documentation IBM E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: The extensibility of GMF is an area where the platform differs greatly from the GEF mechanism for integrating a domain editor
Creating your own Domain Specific Modeler using GMF P.38f Presentation Frederic Plante (IBM), Steven R. Shaw (IBM) and Artem Tikhomirov (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Diagram + List of available services (2 pages)


Customization Plug-in

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Tutorial 3 0 Tutorial Borland, Richard Gronback E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Explanation why a customization plug-in is needed / useful



View /Styles

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
View Service 0 Documentation IBM E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Overview
Extending your DSM by leveraging the GMF Runtime P.29f Presentation IBM, A.Hunter,M.Mostafa E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Styles. How to add persistent properties to the notation view elements
Creating your own Domain Specific Modeler using GMF P.50 Presentation Frederic Plante (IBM), Steven R. Shaw (IBM) and Artem Tikhomirov (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: How to add persistent properties to the notation view elements


EditParts

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
EditPart Service 0 Documentation IBM E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Overview / Definition
Extending your DSM by leveraging the GMF Runtime P.28 Presentation IBM, A.Hunter,M.Mostafa E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Demonstration of adding filter functionality to an EditPart
Extending your DSM by leveraging the GMF Runtime P.34ff Presentation IBM, A.Hunter,M.Mostafa E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Demonstration how EditPart listens to domain model changes
Creating your own Domain Specific Modeler using GMF P.41 Presentation Frederic Plante (IBM), Steven R. Shaw (IBM) and Artem Tikhomirov (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Behavior-diagram of EditPart creation & exectuion.
Creating your own Domain Specific Modeler using GMF P.49 Presentation Frederic Plante (IBM), Steven R. Shaw (IBM) and Artem Tikhomirov (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Customized EditPart example which uses RenderImage


EditPolicies

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
EditPolicy Service 0 Documentation IBM E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Overview / Definition
GMF Best Practices P.7f Presentation Borland,A.Tikhomirov,A.Shatalin E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Example for pop-up dialog on double click to modify an element.
GMF Best Practices P.9 Presentation Borland,A.Tikhomirov,A.Shatalin E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Add custom behavior via edit policy example
Creating your own Domain Specific Modeler using GMF P.53 Presentation Frederic Plante (IBM), Steven R. Shaw (IBM) and Artem Tikhomirov (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Steps to change double click action via an EditPolicy
Creating your own Domain Specific Modeler using GMF P.54 Presentation Frederic Plante (IBM), Steven R. Shaw (IBM) and Artem Tikhomirov (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Steps for changing Drag & Drop via DragDropEditPolicy


Palette

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
Palette Service 0 Documentation IBM E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Overview / Definition
GMF Tutorial 3 0 Tutorial Borland, Richard Gronback E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: How to remove tools from the palette


Decoration

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
Decoration Service 0 Documentation IBM E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Overview / Definition
Extending your DSM by leveraging the GMF Runtime P.44ff Presentation IBM, A.Hunter,M.Mostafa E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: How to add shape decoration

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Creating your own Domain Specific Modeler using GMF P.55 Presentation Frederic Plante (IBM), Steven R. Shaw (IBM) and Artem Tikhomirov (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Steps to install shape decoration via AbstractParserProvider.


Layout / Arrange behavior

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
Layout Service 0 Documentation IBM E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Overview / Definition
GMF Tutorial 3 0 Tutorial Borland, Richard Gronback E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Custom layout example
Extending your DSM by leveraging the GMF Runtime P.52ff Presentation IBM, A.Hunter,M.Mostafa E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: How to change default arrange behavior of an existing diagram


Actions

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Documentation 0 Tutorial N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Developer Guide to Global Actions. How to add support for global actions e.g. Add support for new Eclipse global action such as cut, copy and paste.
GMF Tutorial 3 0 Tutorial Borland, Richard Gronback E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Custom actions example
Extending your DSM by leveraging the GMF Runtime P.31ff Presentation IBM, A.Hunter,M.Mostafa E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: How to add custom action to the editor
Creating your own Domain Specific Modeler using GMF P.52 Presentation Frederic Plante (IBM), Steven R. Shaw (IBM) and Artem Tikhomirov (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Steps for adding user invoked action on a shape


Icons

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Tutorial 3 0 Tutorial Borland, Richard Gronback E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: How to change icons + example
GMF Best Practices P.14 Presentation Borland,A.Tikhomirov,A.Shatalin E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Change element's icon via extension point
GMF Best Practices P.12f Presentation Borland,A.Tikhomirov,A.Shatalin E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Change element's icon via modifying generated code


Parsers

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
Creating your own Domain Specific Modeler using GMF P.51 Presentation Frederic Plante (IBM), Steven R. Shaw (IBM) and Artem Tikhomirov (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Customizing text input and display by overriding existing providers (parser)


Use Cases / Code Snippets / Scenarios

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Tips 0 Snippet N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Code Snippet for Creating New Elements And Corresponding Views
GMF Tips 0 Snippet N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Code Snippet for Changing Names Of Newly Created Elements via Command / CommandStack.
GMF Tips 0 Snippet N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Code Snippet for Creating New Elements Using RecordingCommand and CanonicalEditPolicies
GMF Tips 0 Snippet N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Code Snippet for Removing the Property Sheet
GMF Tips 0 Snippet N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Code Snippet for Sharing single EditingDomain instance across several diagrams
GMF Tips 0 Snippet N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Code Snippet for Making figures sensitive to attributes of semantic elements


Notation Meta-Model

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
Notation meta-model 0 Documentation IBM E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: The unifying force of GMF is the notation meta-model which provides the concrete link between the EMF and GEF.
GMF Tutorial 0 Tutorial Borland, Richard Gronback E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Running the Diagram short description + notation meta model
Creating your own Domain Specific Modeler using GMF P.36f Presentation Frederic Plante (IBM), Steven R. Shaw (IBM) and Artem Tikhomirov (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Notation meta-model overview + core structure


Interactions

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
Creation of an element in GMF 0 Documentation IBM E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Sequence diagrams showing the creation of an element in GMF
Creating your own Domain Specific Modeler using GMF P.42-46 Presentation Frederic Plante (IBM), Steven R. Shaw (IBM) and Artem Tikhomirov (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Sequence diagrams of how shapes are created in GMF & GEF


Performance

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
Extending your DSM by leveraging the GMF Runtime P.37ff Presentation IBM, A.Hunter,M.Mostafa E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Improve memory usage
Creating your own Domain Specific Modeler using GMF P.57 Presentation Frederic Plante (IBM), Steven R. Shaw (IBM) and Artem Tikhomirov (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Performance tips


Draw2D

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
Draw2d API 0 API N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Draw2D API


Introduction

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
Draw2d Programmer's Guide 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Draw2D default documentation
Draw2d Overview 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Draw2D Overview
Using GEF and EMF 3.2 (p.107ff) Book IBM,B.Moore,D.Dean,A.Gerber,G.Wagenknecht,P.Vanderheyden E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Introduction to Draw2D
eclipse-magazin.de 0 Article Marco van Meegen GER Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Diagramme selbst gemalt


Use Case

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
Display a UML Diagram using Draw2D 0 Article Daniel Lee, IBM E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: This article focuses only on the use of Draw2D to render a simple UML class diagram


Figures / Painting

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
Painting of Figures 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Explains major figure fuctions + Z-order and clipping


Major Features

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
Using GEF and EMF 3.2.5 (p.111ff) Book IBM,B.Moore,D.Dean,A.Gerber,G.Wagenknecht,P.Vanderheyden E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Major features


Borders

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
Using GEF and EMF 3.2.5 (p.111f) Book IBM,B.Moore,D.Dean,A.Gerber,G.Wagenknecht,P.Vanderheyden E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Borders



Layouts

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
Draw2D Documentation 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Explains Layout including Validation, Preferred Size, causes of layout changes, top-town layout and special purpose layout techniques.
Using GEF and EMF 3.2.5 (p.112f) Book IBM,B.Moore,D.Dean,A.Gerber,G.Wagenknecht,P.Vanderheyden E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Layouts


Layers

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
Using GEF and EMF 3.2.5 (p.113f) Book IBM,B.Moore,D.Dean,A.Gerber,G.Wagenknecht,P.Vanderheyden E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Layers


Locators

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
Using GEF and EMF 3.2.5 (p.114f) Book IBM,B.Moore,D.Dean,A.Gerber,G.Wagenknecht,P.Vanderheyden E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Locators


Connections

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
Draw2D Documentation 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Explains Draw2D Connections and Routing including Connection Usage, Routing and Anchors, Adding Decorations and Children to Connections and Connection Layout.
Using GEF and EMF 3.2.5 (p.115) Book IBM,B.Moore,D.Dean,A.Gerber,G.Wagenknecht,P.Vanderheyden E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Connection anchors
Connections and Routing 0 Tutorial N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Connections HowTo
Using GEF and EMF 3.2.5 (p.115f) Book IBM,B.Moore,D.Dean,A.Gerber,G.Wagenknecht,P.Vanderheyden E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Connection routers



Hit Testing

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
Draw2d Documentation 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Explains how hit testing work in Draw2D


Coordinate System

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
Draw2d Documentation 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Draw2D Coordinate System is explained including Relative vs. Absolute, Other Coordinate Systems and Working with Absolute Coordinates.


GMF Constraints

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Wiki 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: GMF Constraints, offical documentation. Mentions
  • Expression Support: OCL, regexp, nregexp, Java
  • Audits: DomainElementTarget, NotationElementTarget, DiagramElementTarget, DomainAttributeTarget, AuditedMetricTarget
  • Metrics: Link Constraints
  • Domain Element Initializers


Feature Initializers

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Wiki 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Official documentation describing Domain Element Initializers
GMF Tutorial 2 0 Tutorial Borland, Richard Gronback E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Description for what feature initializers are useful + example. Click here for the mapping part
GMF Tutorial BPMN 0 Tutorial N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Feature Initializers example


OCL

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Tutorial BPMN 0 Tutorial N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: OCL example


Link Constraints

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Wiki 0 Documentation N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Explains Link Constraints: used to control the process of visual connection creation(...)
GMF Tutorial 2 0 Tutorial Borland, Richard Gronback E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Link constraint example with OCL


GMF-Troubleshooting

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Troubleshooting Guide 0 Guide N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Explains common errors & how to solve them.
GMFGraph Hints 0 Scenario N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: What to do with strange ClassCastException while working with (say, opening in editor, validating or generating code from) GMFGraph resource


EMF / eCore / Domain Model

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
GMF Tutorial 0 Tutorial Borland, Richard Gronback E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Domain Model Definition description + example
Creating your own Domain Specific Modeler using GMF P.5 Presentation Frederic Plante (IBM), Steven R. Shaw (IBM) and Artem Tikhomirov (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Overview over EMF in 1 page
Creating your own Domain Specific Modeler using GMF P.14 Presentation Frederic Plante (IBM), Steven R. Shaw (IBM) and Artem Tikhomirov (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Domain Model-Short Intro (1 page)
Modeling Rule-Based Systems with EMF 0 Article Chaur G. Wu E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Modeling Rule-Based Systems with EMF


EMFT

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
EMFT 0 Tool N/A E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: EMF Compare brings model comparison to the EMF framework, this tool provides generic support for any kind of metamodel in order to compare and merge models


GEF

Resource Page Type Company/Author Lang. Added By
Creating your own Domain Specific Modeler using GMF P.6 Presentation Frederic Plante (IBM), Steven R. Shaw (IBM) and Artem Tikhomirov (Borland) E Stefan Kuhn, Orientation in Objects
Description: Overview over GEF in 1 page


Resources

Documentation

Tutorials

Generation Framework

Runtime

Examples

Runtime

Presentations

Articles

Books

Thesis

Blogs

Projects

Webinars

Misc

TODO

Things here are relevant for GMF but not already part of this index. If you use one of the following resources, please sort them to this index and move the link to resources. If you just indexed a part of the resource, keep it here an mention behind which part you already added. Feel free to add new resources here if you don't have the time to index them. Thanks for you contribution.

Documentation

  • Index stuff from the GMF Documentation
    • Programmer's Guide
      • Developer Guide to Command Framework
      • Contribution Item Service
      • Extensible Type Registry
      • Global Actions
      • Developer Guide to the Diagram Runtime
      • Developer Guide to Keyboard Accessibility
    • How To Guide For Diagram Layer Components (HowTo -> Runtime)
    • Extensible Type Registry
      • Service Providers
      • Clipboard Tutorial
      • Creating a Shape
      • Creating Connections
      • Diagram Preferences
      • Configuring and Extending the Diagram Palette
      • Modifying a Container to Support Automatic Layout
      • Supporting Containment of Shapes
      • Supporting Canonical Containers
      • Connection Creation Assistants
    • Examples Guide
      • Service Example
      • Clipboard Example
      • Geoshape
      • Logic
      • Layout Service

Books

Using GEF and EMF Redbook by IBM. Todo: Index examples to overview. (Draw2D was already added to index).

Presentations

  • ECOOP 2006 Developing a Domain-Specific Modeler with GMF slides tutorial (slides modified for OOPSLA 2006)
  • EclipseWorld 2006 Building Better Graphical Editors with GMF slides
  • Eclipse Summit Europe 2006 What's New in Modeling at Eclipse slides

Tutorials

Learn Eclipse GMF in 15 minutes

Article

Thesis

Related Information

GMFs Wiki

Feedback

Please enter your criticism here.

Questions

  • How can I define a html-anchor? I want to directly reference an entry in the resources section and not the resources section in general.

Example Resource Structure / Template

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GMF in a Nutshell P.667 Presentation Mr.Pink / RDogs E Stefan Kuhn / www.MyComp.de
Description: I beg god this will exist soon
Resource2 P.xxx Tutorial Mr.Brain/ CN GER AnotherPoorDoc Guy
Description:
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		log.debug("activated");
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The template can be improved, so just one point to change our view. For a good looking template, see the right chemical symbol table template of the german wikipedia.

I started a template here