EclipseCon 2007 March 5-8, Santa Clara California





SWT_AWT Bridge: Tips & Tricks

Gilles d'Andrea (ILOG)

· Short Talk

Wednesday, 13:30, 10 minutes | Room 210

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Developing a new fresh Eclipse plugin or RCP application is not always possible because of legacy. Legacy may force you to embed your old swing view and/or editor in your Eclipse application. This scenario occurs when you have to use a specific graphical lib. or simply when you have a lack of time.

In this talk, we will explain how to take advantage of the SWT_AWT bridge. We will focus on the dangers of having two event loops in the same application. Then, we will present our tips and tricks:

Finally, we will expose the bridge bugs we faced and how we have worked around them.

After a PhD on image processing, Gilles d'Andrea joined ILOG in 2000. He first contributed to the Java graphical client part of ILOG Server. He also took part in the development of a graphical UML-like editor based on ILOG JViews Diagrammer. In 2003, he moved to the ILOG JRules team. He's now in charge of the Decision Tables and Decision Trees of ILOG JRules. ILOG JRules 6 is a business rule management system that provides enterprise business rule management to both business and IT teams.

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