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Welcome to the Visual Editor Project's wiki!
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=== '''The Visual Editor project has been archived and is no longer active. The '''[http://www.eclipse.org/windowbuilder/ '''WindowBuilder''']''' project is the current tool for "visual" WYSIWIG editing of AWT/Swing, SWT/JFace, and GWT user interfaces in Eclipse.'''  ===
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The Eclipse Visual Editor project is a platform for creating GUI builders within Eclipse. The project currently provides support for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WYSIWYG WYSIWYG] editing of Swing/AWT and [[SWT]]/[[RCP]] user interfaces.
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NOTE: Current official builds of the Visual Editor require [http://archive.eclipse.org/eclipse/downloads/drops/R-3.2.2-200702121330/index.php Eclipse 3.2 (Callisto)].
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== Supported Platforms  ==
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The Visual Editor is currently supported on the following platforms:
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*Win32 - Swing/AWT, SWT
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*Linux
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**GTK2/x86 - Swing/AWT, SWT
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**GTK2/x86_64 - Swing/AWT, SWT
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**GTK2/ppc - Swing/AWT, SWT
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**Motif - Swing/AWT
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*Mac OS X 10.4 - Swing, SWT
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SWT development requires Java 1.4.2 or later.
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== Development Resources  ==
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*[https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/buglist.cgi?bug_file_loc=;bug_file_loc_type=allwordssubstr;bug_id=;bug_status=UNCONFIRMED;bug_status=NEW;bug_status=ASSIGNED;bug_status=REOPENED;bugidtype=include;chfieldfrom=;chfieldto=Now;chfieldvalue=;classification=Tools;email1=;email2=;emailtype1=substring;emailtype2=substring;field0-0-0=noop;keywords=;keywords_type=allwords;longdesc=;longdesc_type=allwordssubstr;product=VE;query_format=advanced;short_desc=;short_desc_type=allwordssubstr;status_whiteboard=;status_whiteboard_type=allwordssubstr;type0-0-0=noop;value0-0-0=;votes=;query_based_on=;columnlist=bug_severity%2Cpriority%2Cop_sys%2Cassigned_to%2Cbug_status%2Cresolution%2Cshort_desc%2Ctarget_milestone%2Cstatus_whiteboard Open Bugs]
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*'''[[VE/Update|How To Install VE 1.4 for Eclipse 3.4 Ganymede / Eclipse 3.5 Galileo]]''' ''(subject to change, '''unsupported''')''
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*[[VE/Installing|How To Install VE 1.3 for Eclipse 3.3 Europa / Eclipse 3.4 Ganymede]] ''(subject to change, '''unsupported''')''
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*[[VE/Roadmap|Roadmap for the VE 1.3 Release]]
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*[[VE/Documentation|VE Documentation]]
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== Release History  ==
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*[http://www.eclipse.org/vep/downloads/?showAll=1&hlbuild=R200909301124&project=ve#R200909301124 1.4.0] - 30 Sep 2009 (requires Eclipse 3.4/3.5)
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*[http://download.eclipse.org/tools/ve/downloads/drops/R-1.2.3_jem-200701301117/ 1.2.3_jem] - 30 Jan 2007 (requires Eclipse 3.2)
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*[http://download.eclipse.org/tools/ve/downloads/drops/R-1.2.1-200609261748/ 1.2.1] - 26 Sep 2006
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*[http://download.eclipse.org/tools/ve/downloads/drops/R-1.1.0.1-200509071822/ 1.1.0.1] - 7 Sep 2005
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*[http://archive.eclipse.org/tools/ve/downloads/drops/R-1.0.2.2-200506291842/ 1.0.2.2] - 29 Jun 2005
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*[http://archive.eclipse.org/tools/ve/downloads/drops/R-1.0.1.1-200410221351/ 1.0.1.1] - 22 Oct 2004
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*[http://archive.eclipse.org/tools/ve/downloads/drops/R-0.5.0-200312051712/ 0.5.0] - 5 Dec 2003
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== See Also  ==
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*[http://www.eclipse.org/vep/ Visual Editor Project website]
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*[http://www.eclipse.org/vep/WebContent/docs/v1.2/plan/vep-plan-1.2.html VE 1.2 Development Plan]
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*[[SWT|Standard Widget Toolkit]]
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*[http://www.eclipse.org/rcp/ Rich Client Platform]
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*[http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/uiswing/TOC.html Sun's Swing Tutorial]
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[[Category:VE]]

Latest revision as of 22:21, 17 April 2012

The Visual Editor project has been archived and is no longer active. The WindowBuilder project is the current tool for "visual" WYSIWIG editing of AWT/Swing, SWT/JFace, and GWT user interfaces in Eclipse.


The Eclipse Visual Editor project is a platform for creating GUI builders within Eclipse. The project currently provides support for WYSIWYG editing of Swing/AWT and SWT/RCP user interfaces.

NOTE: Current official builds of the Visual Editor require Eclipse 3.2 (Callisto).

Supported Platforms

The Visual Editor is currently supported on the following platforms:

  • Win32 - Swing/AWT, SWT
  • Linux
    • GTK2/x86 - Swing/AWT, SWT
    • GTK2/x86_64 - Swing/AWT, SWT
    • GTK2/ppc - Swing/AWT, SWT
    • Motif - Swing/AWT
  • Mac OS X 10.4 - Swing, SWT

SWT development requires Java 1.4.2 or later.

Development Resources

Release History

See Also