Time for action – creating an E4 application

Eclipse applications use an application ID to launch and start execution. For E4 applications, org.eclipse.e4.ui.workbench.swt.E4Application is used. A new E4 application will be created to demonstrate a standalone E4 application.

  1. Go to the File | New | Project… menu and choose Plug-in Project.
  2. Use the name com.packtpub.e4.application, and step through the wizard. Choose the default values for each field, ensuring that the activator checkbox is selected, the This plug-in will make contributions to the UI is selected, and Would you like to create a rich client application? is Yes:
    Time for action – creating an E4 application
  3. Click on Next and then ...

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