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FAQ How do I find out more about a certain extension point?

To find out more about a given extension point, try the following.

  • Consult Platform Plug-in Developer Guide > Reference > Extension Points Reference.

Here you will find the official documentation for all extension points, including extension point schema descriptions and examples.

  • While adding a plug-in in the PDE Manifest Editor, click the Details

button (Figure 5.1). It will take you to the page discussed above.

  • Perform Search > Plug-in Search (the keyboard

shortcut is Ctrl+H). You can search for a given extension point and also find all contributors to a given extension point. This gives you valuable access to examples of how the rest of the platform uses that extension point.

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    Figure 5.1   The Details button with more extension point information

This FAQ was originally published in Official Eclipse 3.0 FAQs. Copyright 2004, Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved. This text is made available here under the terms of the Eclipse Public License v1.0.

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