SOFA 2.0 Editor - GUI Repository Designer for Eclipse

NEWS

2007-06-10

SOFA 2.0 repository editor v. 1.3.0 released. Changes »

2007-02-10

SOFA 2.0 repository editor v. 1.0.149 released.

2006-10-21

Work on the plug-in is started. History »

MANUALS

Compiling and installation

User's manual

Usage scenarios

Developer's manual

UML diagrams

Java docs

Author MaViNes (c)

ARTICLES

OSGI Framework

Eclipse plugin basics

RCP basics

SWT draw basics

jFace tips

SWT Linux/Windows differences

Author MaViNes (c)

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Chapter 1 Structure of the plug-in

The core of the plug-in is located in the project named plugin.core. This project includes all main functionality of the plug-in and all configuration details for the plug-in deploying. The plug-in folder structure consists of the following:

Root folder/
/bin/
/icons/
/lib/
/META-INF/
/plugin.xml

This structure is used when the plug-in is being deployed and installed by the Eclipse IDE. The icons/ folder contains all icons, which are used in the project. The lib folder contains all jar libraries which are needed for the proper plug-in work. The META_INF/ folder contains just the manifest.mf file, which is the main file for the plug-in initialization. The plugin.xml file defines all extension points for the Eclipse UI contribution.

Class packages structure

The java class files are located in the bin/ folder. The package structure of the class files is the following:

org.objectweb.dsrg.sofa.repository.plugin - the root package of the plug-in. It contains the Activator.class file which is invoked when plug-in is initialized.

org.objectweb.dsrg.sofa.repository.plugin.actions - action commands for the repository related actions.

org.objectweb.dsrg.sofa.repository.plugin.cushion - the package which contains all cushion related implementations. This includes implementation of cushion graphic elements, cushion data handlers, cushion structure handlers, cushion listeners, container classes etc.

org.objectweb.dsrg.sofa.repository.plugin.cushion.data - the package contains file to save changes made using the properties editor. The package is used for each data saving event.

org.objectweb.dsrg.sofa.repository.plugin.cushion.elements - cushion logic containers. They are used to keep all data, received from the adl files.

org.objectweb.dsrg.sofa.repository.plugin.handlers - structure handlers for the cushion data

org.objectweb.dsrg.sofa.repository.plugin.cushion.listeners - cushion related listeners, like rename listener for cushion graphic elements, moving listener, etc.

org.objectweb.dsrg.sofa.repository.plugin.cushion.queues - cushion queue of graphic elements.

org.objectweb.dsrg.sofa.repository.plugin.readers - cushion readers from the adl files.

org.objectweb.dsrg.sofa.repository.plugin.cushion.stubs - graphic elements, which represents cushion objects.

org.objectweb.dsrg.sofa.repository.plugin.cushion.utils - miscellaneous utility classes used to support cushion related part of the plug-in.

org.objectweb.dsrg.sofa.repository.plugin.editors - editors, which contributed to Eclipse's workbench.

org.objectweb.dsrg.sofa.repository.plugin.editors.java - java source code editor with syntax highlight.

org.objectweb.dsrg.sofa.repository.plugin.editors.xml - xml source code editor with syntax highlight.

org.objectweb.dsrg.sofa.repository.plugin.perspectives - perspectives used in the plug-in. Actually it is one SOFA 2.0 perspective.

org.objectweb.dsrg.sofa.repository.plugin.popup.actions - actions, which are invoked when Project Explorer context menu is called.

org.objectweb.dsrg.sofa.repository.plugin.views - contribution to the Eclipse's views.

org.objectweb.dsrg.sofa.repository.plugin.widgets - graphical elements which are used when it is needed to work directly with repository server.

org.objectweb.dsrg.sofa.repository.plugin.widgets.handlers - data handlers for logical part of repository widget representation.

org.objectweb.dsrg.sofa.repository.plugin.widgets.listeners - listeners which are listening to changes on the properties view or drawing area.

org.objectweb.dsrg.sofa.repository.plugin.widget.queues - queues with widget graphical elements and links.

org.objectweb.dsrg.sofa.repository.plugin.widget.utils - miscellaneous utility classes which are used to support the part of the plug-in which is related to the direct work with repository.

org.objectweb.dsrg.sofa.repository.plugin.wizards - wizards used in project (independently from purpose).



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