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Graduated in Electrical Engineeing (1991, University of Bologna - Italy). Since 1996 he has been working as an independent consultant and trainer. In 2009 co-founded RCP Vision, as Eclipse Solution Member and Mirror for Italy. Now working as Eclipse RCP trainer & consultant. Vincenzo is a DZone MVB and is not an employee of DZone and has posted 4 posts at DZone. View Full User Profile

How to create an RCP application

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Select File -> New -> Other… and choose Plug-in Project, then Next.

In Project name field let’s give a name to our project, e.g.
leave other options unchanged and press Next.


At the next step let’s make sure that Would you like to create a rich client application? flag is selected and press Next.

At next wizard step let’s select the Hello RCP Template, then Next

and give a name to our application, e.g. Library Manager


and press Finish.
At the next popup

we can select Remember my decision and press No (Java perspective is more than enough for our purposes).
The plugin editor will then show up. It is a multi-page editor, in fact it is composed by a number of Tabs.
From the first tab (Overview) we can test the launch of our application, just with a click on the Launch an Eclipse application link in the Testing section.

we should now see our application running, like this

which is an empty application, of course, ready to be filled with Menus, Views, Editors and so on.



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Bin yan replied on Thu, 2011/08/25 - 11:16am

The images are not showing up because they seem to be inlined in some nonstandard way.

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