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Introduction To RCP (Rich Client Platform)

Rich Client Platform in Eclipse consists of a core, a standard bundling,a framework, a portable widget toolkit, file buffers, text handling, text editors, a workbench (views, editors, perspectives, wizards), Update Manager etc. With RCPs developers can build their own applications on existing platforms, without spending much time on building platforms . Instead of having to write a complete application from scratch, they can benefit from proven and tested features of the framework provided by the platform. Building on a platform facilitates faster application development and integration. Rich Client Application (RCA) ( an application built on RCPs ) normally in the form of a stand-alone executable with a graphical interface composed of several controls for the user.

Making a rich client application in eclipse is quite similar to plug-in development work, with a little different approach. Here it is discussed in steps.

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Private: AnyEdit Plugin For Eclipse

“AnyEdit” is a simple plugin for Eclipse that adds few tools to the Eclipse menu, toolbars and to the output consoles. These added features are very useful for the coders and save time in simple operations.

First step is installing the plugin. As with other Eclipse plugin, its really very easy to install and configure AnyEdit.

  1. Download the plugin from here.
  2. Unzip the file and copy ” de.loskutov.anyedit.AnyEditTools_1.8.0.jar ” to ” Plugins ” folder under Eclipse.
  3. Open Eclispe and everything is read to use.

Suppose we have following Test class:

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XMLBuddy for Eclipse

XML stands for EXtensible Markup Language. It is a markup language much like HTML and it is used to describe data. XML is a popular format in many advanced protocols. Many of the application configuration files are now converted to XML format. Now a days the XML data is also used for inter application communications to a wide extend.

There are many XML plug-ins available for the XML manipulations, but the most popular one is XMLBuddy . Its a free-ware plug-in and allows XML editing features in Eclipse environment.

First download the plug-in from http://www.xmlbuddy.com. Unzip it and move the folder named com.objfac.xmleditor_2.0.9 to the plugins folder under Eclipse directory. Now simple open the Eclipse. XML plug-in is read to use.

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Tomcat In Eclipse – Sysdeo Tomcat Plug-in

There are many plug-ins available for the integration of tomcat with eclipse but most simple among them is “ Sysdeo Tomcat plugin ”. This can be downloaded from http://www.eclipsetotale.com/tomcatPlugin.html .

Step wise process to integrate tomcat using this plug-in is as follows:

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