Eclipse Modeling Tools

Adds the Modeling wizards and User Interface to the Eclipse Tools.

Download Eclipse Modeling Tools 3.2.2 for EasyEclipse 1.2.2:

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Download Eclipse Modeling Tools 3.3.0 for EasyEclipse 1.3:

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This plugin lets you create and manipulate EMF models. EMF models are abstract models that can represent Java classes, XML documents (based on an XML Schema) or other structured set of data. JEF (Java EMF Model) is a specific library for Java modeling.

Using the Eclipse Graphical Editor Framework (GEF), you can also generate GUI editors (tree-based, list-based, lists with columns...) for the models you have defined.

This SDK version contains the corresponding full SDK for each plugins, and brings additional development utilities, examples, help and sources for use when developing with those frameworks.

Note that the generated editors are packaged as Eclipse (OSGi) bundles (plug-ins): to run them, you will need to install the Plugin Development Environment plugin.

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Installing this plugin

This plugin is in the EasyEclipse for Plugins and RCP Apps distribution.

If you install this plugin on another EasyEclipse distribution, the dependent plugin Eclipse Java Development Tools must be present in the EasyEclipse distribution, or must be installed separately.

Getting started

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

However, the Help only contains documentation for GEF, which is actually only an API an has no user interface. You can find some example for GEF in CVS. Create a new CVS project, create the new repository location:, and use the existing modules starting with org.eclipse.gef.examples, for example org.eclipse.gef.examples.shapes or org.eclipse.gef.examples.text. If the Plugin Development Environment is part of your installation, you can run the editor by right-clicking on the projects, and selecting Run As > Eclipse Application.

For EMF, here is a basic tutorial:

Useful links


Changes in EasyEclipse 1.3.0:

Changes in EasyEclipse 1.2.2: Changes in EasyEclipse 1.2.0:

Credits and License

Credits: Eclipse Foundation

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

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


1 Comment »

Comment by Paul Mogren
2007-06-07 08:44:13

This package does not provide the feature definition for EMF. As such, some other feature that depends on EMF will not have its dependency satisfied by this package. I can only assume that installing this package in addition to EMF from Callisto would be a problem…

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