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Official Eclipse 3.0 FAQs by Chris Laffra, John Arthorne

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Chapter 10. Perspectives and Views

This chapter answers questions about two central concepts in the Eclipse Platform UI. Perspectives define the set of actions and parts that appear in a workbench window and specify the initial size and position of views within that window. Views are the draggable parts that make up the bulk of a workbench window’s contents. This chapter does not deal with any specific perspectives or views, but with questions that arise when you implement your own perspectives and views.

FAQ 190: How do I create a new perspective?

Use the org.eclipse.ui.perspectives extension point. This extension point allows you to define an initial layout of views relative to the editor area, in addition to specifying the contents of the window’s ...

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