Tag Archive 'eclipse rcp'

Oct 27 2009

Adding menu item, command and handler

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Step by step in Eclipse IDE

  • Create new Eclipse plug-in: File -> New -> Other -> Plug-in Development -> Plug-in Project
  • Add dependency: MANIFEST.MF -> Dependencies tab -> Add -> org.eclipse.ui
  • Add extension point org.eclipse.ui.menus: plugin.xml -> Extension -> Add -> org.eclipse.ui.menus
    • Right-click -> New -> menuContribution
      • Enter locationURI: menu:file
        • Right click -> New -> command
        • Enter commandId: tk.urbas.eclipse.sample.sampleCommand
        • Enter label: Sample Menu Item
  • Add extension point org.eclipse.ui.commands: plugin.xml -> Extensions -> Add -> org.eclipse.ui.commands
    • Right-click -> New -> command
      • Enter id: tk.urbas.eclipse.sample.sampleCommand
      • Enter label: Sample Command
  • Add extension point org.eclipse.ui.handlers: plugin.xml -> Extensions -> Add -> org.eclipse.ui.handlers
    • Right-click -> New -> handler
      • Enter commandId: tk.urbas.eclipse.sample.sampleCommand
      • Enter class: tk.urbas.eclipse.sample.SampleHandler
      • Click class link and create class
      • Provide sample implementation of the handler class implementing org.eclipse.core.commands.IHandler or extending org.eclipse.core.commands.AbstractHandler

Menu, command, handler

Menu, command, handler

MANIFEST.MF

Manifest-Version: 1.0
Bundle-ManifestVersion: 2
Bundle-Name: Sample Handler
Bundle-SymbolicName: tk.urbas.eclipse.sample;singleton:=true
Bundle-Version: 1.0.0.qualifier
Bundle-Vendor: urbas.tk
Bundle-RequiredExecutionEnvironment: JavaSE-1.6
Require-Bundle: org.eclipse.ui

plugin.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<?eclipse version="3.4"?>
<plugin>
   <extension
         point="org.eclipse.ui.menus">
      <menuContribution
            locationURI="menu:file">
         <command
               commandId="tk.urbas.eclipse.sample.sampleCommand"
               label="Sample Menu Item"
               style="push">
         </command>
      </menuContribution>
   </extension>
   <extension
         point="org.eclipse.ui.commands">
      <command
            id="tk.urbas.eclipse.sample.sampleCommand"
            name="Sample Command">
      </command>
   </extension>
   <extension
         point="org.eclipse.ui.handlers">
      <handler
            class="tk.urbas.eclipse.sample.SampleHandler"
            commandId="tk.urbas.eclipse.sample.sampleCommand">
      </handler>
   </extension>
 
</plugin>

Handler – sample implementation showing a message

package tk.urbas.eclipse.sample;
 
import org.eclipse.core.commands.AbstractHandler;
import org.eclipse.core.commands.ExecutionEvent;
import org.eclipse.core.commands.ExecutionException;
import org.eclipse.jface.dialogs.MessageDialog;
import org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Display;
 
public class SampleHandler extends AbstractHandler {
 
	@Override
	public Object execute(ExecutionEvent event) throws ExecutionException {
		MessageDialog.openInformation(Display.getDefault().getActiveShell(),
				"Sample Handler", "Sample Handler");
		return null;
	}
}

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