Chapter 20. Outside of the Eclipse IDE

Throughout this book, a great deal of the discussion about EMF has been focused on its use in developing Eclipse components. This chapter expands your horizons for applying EMF by detailing how you can use it in Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) and stand-alone applications.

Most of EMF’s features are completely independent of Eclipse, allowing them to be used on any platform that supports Java, without any Eclipse classes in the class path. In fact, EMF’s only real dependencies on Eclipse are in its UI elements and code generation tools.

20.1 Rich Client Platform

Imagine a lightweight version of Eclipse, one that you could use as a framework to develop anything from an e-mail client to a game, without ...

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