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Official Eclipse 3.0 FAQs by Chris Laffra, John Arthorne

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Chapter 18. Workbench IDE

The remaining plug-ins in the Eclipse Platform are truly oriented toward writing development tools. This chapter covers elements of the Eclipse IDE workbench, found in the org.eclipse.ui.ide plug-in. This plug-in includes most of the standard platform views, such as Navigator, Tasks, Problems, Properties, and Bookmark. We also take a quick look at advanced topics, such as writing repository clients and debuggers.

FAQ 300: How do I open an editor on a file in the workspace?

In Eclipse 2.1, use the openEditor methods on IWorkbenchPage to open files in the workspace. In 3.0, this API was moved to the IDE class in order to remove the dependency between the generic workbench and the workspace. If you use openEditor(IFile), the ...

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