EclipseCon 2007 March 5-8, Santa Clara California





(3597) Developing an Editor for Directed Graphs with the Eclipse Graphical Editing Framework.

Koen Aers (JBoss, Inc.)

· Short Tutorial

Monday, 08:00, 2 hours | Room 211

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Getting started with the Eclipse Graphical Editing Framework (GEF) is not an easy task. This tutorial provides a hands-on introduction to GEF through the development of a graphical editor for directed graphs. The approach is incremental and will show the attendees the different steps needed to evolve from a ‘Hello, world!’ editor to a basic but functional editor with support for nodes and edges. Along the way, attendees will get to know the general architecture of a GEF application, learn to use the basic GEF classes as well as some more advanced features. After this tutorial attendees who want to create their own graphical editor will have a good base to start from as well as the knowledge to search for additional pointers in the many other comprehensive GEF examples that exist.

Koen Aers is a Senior Software Developer at JBoss, Inc. He is currently driving the Eclipse support for the JBoss jBPM project. He is part of the jBPM team since April 2004 and became a JBoss employee when the jBPM project joined JBoss. Koen graduated as a Civil Engineer from the Belgian Royal Military Academy and obtained a Master's degree in Information Technology at the Brussels Free University. Before joining JBoss, he worked respectively in the IT department of the Belgian Army and as a software consultant, first for Unisys and as an independent afterwards.

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