Plugin Development Environment

Develop, test, debug, build and deploy Eclipse plugins and rich client applications.

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The PDE provides views and editors to create plugins and RCP applications for Eclipse. Using the PDE, you can create your plugin manifest file (plugin.xml), specify your plugin runtime and other required plugins, define extension points, including their specific markup, associate XML Schema files with the extension point markup so extensions can be validated, create extensions on other plugin extension points, etc.

You only need the PDE if you plan to develop Eclipse plugins or RCP applications.

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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.

Templates (sample plugins) are also available in the Plugin Project wizard. You can easily create your first plug-in using the Hello, World template:

To work with this plugin, you may want to install the Eclipse SDK which contains more documentation and the source code for the platform. The source code can be useful when debugging or discovering Eclipse APIs.

Useful links


Changes in EasyEclipse 1.3.1:

Changes in EasyEclipse 1.3.0: Changes in EasyEclipse 1.2.2: Changes in EasyEclipse 1.2.1: Changes in EasyEclipse 1.2.0: Changes in EasyEclipse 1.0.0:

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.



2009-08-21 09:03:08

Humm… interesting,

nice interface

Thanks for bringing this up

2011-11-09 17:10:25

Should be interesting to see if we can develop something to work with Android

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