Learn Eclipse Callisto release GMF in 15 minutes

Posted by solrac on Sep 15, 2006 9:36 PM EDT
IBM/developerWorks; By Chris Aniszczyk
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Let me be blunt: In the past, creating graphical editors within Eclipse using the Graphical Editor Framework (GEF) was slow and painful. It involved understanding a complex framework and quite a bit of redundant code. That said, GEF is an excellent framework for creating graphical editors because it is model-agnostic. On the other hand, being model-agnostic creates its own problems.

This article introduces the Graphical Modeling Framework (GMF) project, shows how to develop a simple Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) model, and transform it into a full-blown graphical editor using GMF's tooling. This demonstrates one of the most exciting parts of the Eclipse Callisto release that supports model-driven development.

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