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WTP UI Consistency

The WTP UI consistency effort focuses on the consistency of the WTP user interfaces (all pieces including, but not limited to, editors, menu contributions, views, preference pages, properties pages and wizards) with the Eclipse platform.


Component Work

WSDL Editor: improve look and feel

Development contacts: Craig Salter, Richard Mah

The improvement of the look and feel of the WSDL editor has already begun. Significant changes can be seen in WTP 1.5. Further work is still required.

TODO: break down the current design into top 10 work items for 2.0 and create bugs.


XSD Editor: improve the look and feel

Development contacts: Craig Salter, Keith Chong

The improvement of the look and feel of the XSD editor has already begun. Significant changes can be seen in WTP 1.5. Further work is still required.

TODO: break down the current design into top 10 work items for 2.0 and create bugs.

JSF Graphical Editor

Development contacts: Jean Choi and Craig Salter

This item focuses on the JSF graphical editor that will be contributed in WTP 2.0. The importance of this item is to ensure this new editor fits with the existing Eclipse and WTP editors.

Validation Frameworks Preferences Page

Development contact: Chuck Bridgham

This item focuses on the validation framework preference page. Specific difficulties that have encountered include enabling and disabling different types (manual, build) validation and representation of advanced validator properties. The design of this page is also currently not consistent with that of the Eclipse preference pages due to these advanced property requirements.

Current working suggestions: - Properties page per project - Should be able to define preference validation files per artifact. - Across resource types and the main validation page

Facet wizard UI work

Development contact: Konstantin Komissarchik

The facet wizard is currently awkward to use in that it's use may require an end user to navigate backwards in the wizard. The facet wizard also contains inconsistent UI use for constraints and should be easier for new users to understand.

Snippets View: Usability and Terminology concerns

Development contact: ?

- may be in the platform already - Palette (GMF/GEF) - Properties View (in eclipse)


WebServices wizard

Much of this work has already been completed in WTP 1.5. Outstanding work includes further enhancements to reduce the complexity of this wizard in order to assist new users in creating Web services.