Chapter 12. Actions, Commands, and Activities

This chapter answers questions about creating menu bars, context menus, and tool bars and the actions that fill them. A variety of both declarative and programmatic methods are available for contributing actions to the Eclipse UI and for managing and filtering those actions once they have been defined. This chapter also discusses the various ways to execute the long-running tasks that can be triggered by menu and toolbar actions.

FAQ 218: Actions, commands, operations, jobs: What does it all mean?

Many terms are thrown around in Eclipse for units of functionality or behavior: runnables, actions, commands, operations, and jobs, among others. Here is a high-level view of the terms to help you keep things ...

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