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Nebula/FloatingText

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Introduction

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A floating text widget that combines a label an a text in a composite and floats the label above the text.

Usage

Instantiate a FloatingText and then operate on the Text.

final FloatingText txt1 = new FloatingText(group, SWT.BORDER);
txt1.setLayoutData(new GridData(GridData.FILL, GridData.FILL, true, false));
txt1.getText().setMessage("Floating text");

And voilà !

You can decorate the FloatingText in various ways, for example by adding a separator and playing with the colors:

final FloatingText txt11 = new FloatingText(group, SWT.BORDER | SWT.SEPARATOR);
txt11.setLayoutData(new GridData(GridData.FILL, GridData.FILL, true, false));
txt11.getText().setMessage("Text + Separator + Gray label");
txt11.getLabel().setForeground(txt11.getDisplay().getSystemColor(SWT.COLOR_GRAY));

Examples

We have snippets with more examples in the FloatingText Snippet Directory

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