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The Concepts pages define concepts and elements used in the Eclipse Scout Framework.
A Scout project is composed of different Eclipse plug-ins. (each plug-in is an Eclipse Project)
- Client Plug-In (eg
- Shared Plug-In (eg
- Server Plug-In (eg
The Scout runtime rely on separation of UI and GUI. Therefore additional plug-ins are required:
- SWT UI Plug-In (eg
- Swing UI Plug-In (eg
The client typical Eclipse Scout application is composed of Outlines. Each outline contains pages that are represented in a tree (on the left). A kind of pages are TablePage (in red) that represent a list of entities (here “categories”). A SearchForm (in green) can be associated to the TablePage in order to limit the list of entities. In the Table, a context Menu (in purple) can be added in order to propose some actions on the entity: typically create, modify and delete operations. To create or modify an Entity, a Form (in orange) can be used.
The server exposes services for the client:
- Outline Services to fill the content of the different Outlines (mainly for the TablePages).
- Process Services, that provide the operation to handle the content of the forms using the FormData transfer object.
- Lookup Services for LookupCall that need data in the server.