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This widget displays a round-shaded button. It could be used for example to filter a list of data (like the tags in blogs)
The first thing to do is instatiate the widget. 2 style flags can be applied : SWT.PUSH to create a Chip displayed like a toogle button or SWT.CHECK to create a Chip that reacts like a checkbox. You can use the SWT.CLOSE flag to display a "close" button.
final Chips chip1 = new Chips(cmp, SWT.NONE); final Chips chip2 = new Chips(cmp, SWT.CLOSE); final Chips chip3 = new Chips(cmp, SWT.CHECK | SWT.CLOSE);
This widget is highly customizable : you can change the background color, the foreground color, the border color, ... You can also customize these colors when the mouse is hover, when the button is "selected" (toggle on), ... For that, just call the relevant setters. I recommand you to look at the snippet, which shows all possibilities.
An example called ChipsSnippet.java is located in the plugin org.eclipse.nebula.widgets.chips.snippets.
This example is also available here : ChipsSnippet.java