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Official Eclipse 3.0 FAQs by Chris Laffra, John Arthorne

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Chapter 17. Workspace and Resources API

A program is never written in isolation but instead depends on other code, icons, data, and configuration files. An extendable IDE should provide access to wherever these artifacts are stored. In Eclipse, the artifacts are referred to as resources and are stored in a workspace. The FAQs in this chapter show how resources are managed in a workspace and what API is available to control and track their lifecycle.

FAQ 284: How are resources created?

The workspace is manipulated using resource handles. Resource handles are lightweight pointers to a particular project, folder, or file in the workspace. You can create a resource handle without creating a resource, and resources can exist regardless of whether any ...

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