Eclipse Graphical Modeling Framework

A framework for building graphical modeling plugins like UML graphical editors.

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The Graphical Modeling Framework (GMF) allows developers to create a rich graphical modeling-oriented editor from an existing application model.

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Installing this plugin

This plugin is not shipped in any distribution. You must manually install it on an EasyEclipse distribution.

The dependent plugins Eclipse Java Development Tools, Plugin Development Environment and Eclipse Modeling Tools must be present in the EasyEclipse distribution you use, or must be installed separately.

Getting started

Help is available for this plugin, in the Help > Help Contents menu in EasyEclipse.

The GMF plugin comes with extensive documentation; a very good tutorial is available on Eclipse website (see the Link section for URLs). Note that GMF makes heavy use of the Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF); although the use of EMF is transparent at first, it is useful to understand how it works.

Useful links


Changes in EasyEclipse 1.2.2:

Changes in EasyEclipse 1.2.1: Changes in EasyEclipse 1.2.0:

Credits and License


Copyright (c) Eclipse contributors and others. 2000-2007. All rights reserved.

This plugin is licensed under the Eclipse Public License 1.0 license.



Comment by Luis majano
2006-12-18 01:08:54

I downloaded the plugin, for windows, installed it, and received several write errors on gif files??

Comment by admin
2006-12-19 11:19:26

Could you tell me what platform you are on (Windows Linux or Mac) ? I think we tested this thoroughly but there may be a platform-specific problem. Also could you find the exact error you got ?


Comment by pickledplum
2007-01-31 11:42:07

Same problem. I have installed “Eclipse Java Development Tools”, “Plugin Development Environment” and “Eclipse Modeling Tools” in the order, on EasyEclipse Desktop 1.2.1 on XP.

Comment by pickledplum
2007-01-31 11:59:12

Most of these problematic GIFs are in extensions\eclipse-gmf-1.0.1\eclipse\plugins\org.eclipse.gmf.examples.source_1.0.1.v20060907-1100\src\org.eclipse.gmf.examples.runtime.diagram.logic.model.edit_1.0.1.v20060925-1700\icons\full\ctool16. Others are somewhere nearby (i.e. in some subdirectory in the “example” directory).

Comment by Philippe
2007-01-31 13:03:06

I have entered a bug to track that:
Thanks for the comment: it helped big time finding the issue.

Comment by Sander Bisschops
2007-01-13 06:38:42

I had the same problem here, I’m installing this plugin over Easy Eclipse Plugin Warrior 1.2.1 and (during installation) get a few warnings about GIFs which the installer cannot ‘open for writing’.

Comment by Philippe
2007-01-16 08:46:42

Are you sure you installed first the listed requirements? Like the “Eclipse modeling tools” ?

Comment by RJamieson
2007-01-30 21:57:49

Installing on Win2kPro, same problem with gif files. I installed the modeling tools plugin first. My starting distibution is the desktop.

Comment by Philippe
2007-01-31 13:02:01

Ok now I think I understand the cause, there is a an issue with a path length beeing too long for Windows ANSI API to understand.
I have entered a bug for that here:

Comment by Jim
2010-11-15 09:56:01

Can someone please shorten the path length in this distribution so it will install properly on windows?

Comment by Jonny Alexander
2007-04-20 09:46:49

I’ve found with a problem with this plugin, it’s that the component JSpinner is not implemented, and i use it really much. So i’d like someone to add this bean to the plugin. Other components work perfectly. Thanks.

Comment by Felix
2007-05-23 19:13:49

GMF SDK isn’t fully installed - there are no cheat sheets and examples that come with the SDK.

Had the same problem with GIF files btw

Comment by Sachin
2007-06-08 16:24:16

Is there a work around for the current GIF files issue?

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