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Eclipse RCP interface design - ideas, help, best practice

Ok, so having done that Java beginners course 2 years ago, I've just landed the job of building an Eclipse RCP pluggin which provides a perspective, some views, and maybe an editor.

This plugin is to support the submission and monitoring of a remote job and viewing the results.

remote job submission doesn't realy seem to fit the best as a viewer or an editor, is there another UI pattern for remote/batch submission?

The users would like to be able to enter some default values, and not see those things in the interface for each job.  How do you allign label & data entry fields as pairs in a container so that you can easily add or remove pairs while ensuring that the labels are sizeable to allow for internationalisation.
gorf Send private email
Monday, May 02, 2005
1. Actually, Views work quite well. There's an article on Eclipse Corner called "Building administrative applications in Eclipse" that may help.

2. A few possibilities come to mind....

- RowData could be used to hide/show the advanced options.
- Tabs could be used to separate the advanced options.
- A list or tree with a StackLayout would also work (similar to Eclipse's Preferences window).

I like the tabs idea the best.
Jeff Mastry Send private email
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
RCP? Royal College of Physicians? Revolutionary Communist Party?

Wednesday, May 11, 2005
RCP - Rich Client Platform.

The bits of Eclipse you have without having a full IDE, might be one way of looking at it.

A main window, and option to plug-in any other standard bits you like and expand upon them.
gorf Send private email
Monday, May 16, 2005

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