Eclipse applications use the equinox runtime. E4xmi file in the eclipse 4 model editor via a double-click or right-click on it and select open with eclipse 4 model editor. Add part sash and part stack containers.
Eclipse architecture is truly amazing when it comes to extensibility. Eclipse plug-in loader is surrounded by hundreds and thousands of plug-ins. Eclipse isnt a huge single java program, but rather a small program which provides the functionality of typical loader called plug-in loader. I want to build a text console by means of which i can edit a model that's being displayed in a gef editor. On top of these, they add application specific components as depicted in the following graphic.
For example, we can extend simple text editor to create xml editor. I want it to work just like a terminal, so i can ty. An eclipse rcp application typically uses the same base components as the eclipse ide. Create contents of the editor part. Eclipse plugin development tutorial website to teach you how to develop eclipse plugins using simple examples to a complex eclipse rcp over time.