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From Gerrick Bivins <gbiv...@objectreservoir.com>
Subject Re: BXML view, and eclipse file dialog~ within an eclipse plug-in
Date Fri, 25 Feb 2011 14:41:30 GMT
In a sort of related post, I had been working on a plugin to render/preview
bxml in Netbeans.
My first step was to develop an app that displayed some of the samples to
prove to myself that the swing/pivot integration
could work properly in the NB environment.

svn repo url (be warned...this was "verrrrry prototype-ish":

With the exception of the bxml classpath issue described in this jira:

<https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PIVOT-687>I was able to get a
netbeans app up and running that displays some of the samples and demos but
haven't had much time lately to work on it.
That said, from my experience with this, I think it would be trivial to add
a source/preview (if you've worked with netbeans this would be similar to
the source/design view that you see with a swing form) type view to support
bxml. Probably harder to implement the design (drag n drop wysiwyg editor)
view that you get for swing components but it would at least support preview
pretty trivially.


On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 7:14 AM, Greg Brown <gk_brown@verizon.net> wrote:

> It sounds like you want to open a BXML file in a "preview" mode in Eclipse,
> rather than "source" mode. By "preview" mode, I mean a view that looks like
> what you would see if you ran your application, vs. the XML source code for
> the app. Is that correct?
> If so, you might want to try creating a custom PluginApplicationContext
> that uses the AWT/SWT bridge to wrap ApplicationContext.DisplayHost. That's
> currently the only way I can imagine you might be able to get a Pivot UI to
> appear within Eclipse itself, rather than in a separate window.
> G
> On Feb 25, 2011, at 5:31 AM, dranzer_duch wrote:
> >
> > Actually it is certainly more inclined towards Eclipse.
> > And as of now, we can skip the file browser part.
> >
> > The problems I am facing, is because, as of now, I don't know how to
> render
> > just the BXML UI part. I as such don't have an issue with events being
> > mapped with the BXML controls, till the BXML UI gets rendered in an
> eclipse
> > tab. So separating the events, is not my actual concern.
> >
> > I just want the BXML file to be opened in an eclipse tab..
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
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