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Platform UI consists of several components, which provide the basic building blocks for user interfaces built with Eclipse. Some of these can be reused in arbitrary applications, while others are specific to the Eclipse IDE.
 
  
Two of the Platform UI components form the [[Rich Client Platform]] UI. These are [[JFace]] and the [[Workbench]]. JFace and the Workbench can be used to build arbitrary applications, not just the Eclipse IDE. The Eclipse IDE is just one instance of an RCP application, but it demonstrates the power and extensibility achievable by RCP applications.
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Platform UI consists of many components. They provide the basic building blocks for user interfaces built with Eclipse. Some of these can be reused in arbitrary applications (Rich Client Platform), while others are specific to the Eclipse IDE.
  
Platform UI also provides the IDE application plug-in, which instantiates and configures the Generic Workbench to form the IDE Workbench, on top of which lies the rest of the Eclipse IDE Platform and the Eclipse SDK (including the Java Development Tools and Plug-in Development Environment). Unlike the Generic Workbench, the IDE application plug-in is intended only for use in the IDE Platform, and is not designed as a reusable component for use in other RCP applications.
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* [[Rich Client Platform|RCP]]
 
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* [[JFace]]
Platform UI does, however, provide some other components that can be reused in other RCP applications. These are:
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* [[Workbench]]
 
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* the Outline and Properties views
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* the Console view (owned by [[Debug]])
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* the Welcome Page / Intro support, with guided assistance (owned by [[User Assistance]])
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* Cheat Sheets, which guide the user through a long-running, multi-step task (owned by [[User Assistance]])
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* [[Common Navigator Framework]] and default instance ("Project Explorer")
 
* [[Common Navigator Framework]] and default instance ("Project Explorer")
* [[Platform Text]] generic support for text editors and annotations
 
 
For more details on the Rich Client Platform and other components available for use in RCP applications, see the [[Rich Client Platform|RCP Home Page]] and the [[RCP FAQ]].
 
  
Links of general interest:
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== What's New ==
 
* [[Platform_UI/Plan/4.2|Platform UI 4.2 Plan]] shows our milestone-level plan for the 4.2 release.
 
* [[Platform_UI/Plan/4.2|Platform UI 4.2 Plan]] shows our milestone-level plan for the 4.2 release.
 
* [[Platform UI/New Extension Point]] contains some hints and tips for those developing new extension points for the workbench.
 
* [[Platform UI/New Extension Point]] contains some hints and tips for those developing new extension points for the workbench.
 
* [[Platform UI/ResourceNavigator]] ResourceNavigator end of life plan.
 
* [[Platform UI/ResourceNavigator]] ResourceNavigator end of life plan.

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Platform UI consists of many components. They provide the basic building blocks for user interfaces built with Eclipse. Some of these can be reused in arbitrary applications (Rich Client Platform), while others are specific to the Eclipse IDE.

What's New