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Eclipse 4 Plug-in Development by Example Beginner's Guide by Dr. Alex Blewitt

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Time for action – creating a product

An Eclipse product is a branding and a reference to an application. The product also has control over what features or plug-ins will be available, and whether those plug-ins will be started or not (and if so, in what order).

Chapter 7, Understanding the Eclipse 4 Model created a product to bootstrap the E4 application (provided by the org.eclipse.e4.ui.workbench.swt.E4Application class) but this section will create a product that binds to the headless application created previously to demonstrate how the linkage works.

  1. Use File | New | Other | Plug-in Development | Product Configuration to bring up the product wizard.
  2. Select the com.packtpub.e4.headless.application project and put headless as the filename.
  3. Leave ...

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