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Official Eclipse 3.0 FAQs by Chris Laffra, John Arthorne

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Chapter 11. Generic Editors

In Eclipse, editors are parts that have an associated input inside a workbench window and additional lifecycle methods, such as save and revert. This chapter answers questions about interacting with editors and about writing your own editors, whether they are text based or graphical. See Chapter 15 for a complete treatment of questions about writing your own text-based editors.

FAQ 206: What is the difference between a view and an editor?

When they first start to write plug-ins that contribute visual components, people are often confused about whether they should write a view or an editor. Superficially, the two appear to be very similar: Both are parts that make up a workbench page, both can contain arbitrary visual ...

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