Chapter 15. Text Editors

The most important purpose of an IDE is to browse and edit code. Therefore, perhaps even more than any other IDE platform, the Eclipse editor framework has grown into a highly evolved, flexible, easy-to-use, and easy-to-extend environment for editing program source files. In this chapter, we look at what support exists for writing editors and how easy it is to plug them into the Eclipse IDE platform.

FAQ 262: What support is there for creating custom text editors?

Eclipse provides rich support for creating editors that operate on text, such as programming language editors or document editors. The framework has been designed in several layers of increasing coupling to the Eclipse Platform. Some of the lower-level components ...

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