Make it happen! - Creating a complex form-based UI in 30 minutes


EMF in combination with EMF Forms promises to drastically reduce the effort for building form-based UIs for data entities. However, articles, blogs, and slide can lie. The goal of this talk is to give a real impression of how these technologies perform in practice. We will therefore skip boring slides and theoretical explanations and dive directly into the development of a single form. After a very short introduction we will do a live demonstration of the following steps:

- Defining the underlying data entity
- Creating a form-based UI for all simple attributes
- Adding tables for referenced entities
- Layout the UI
- Adding data and input validation
- Adding visibility conditions
- Embedding the form into a running application

Although this sounds like a lot to cover in 30 minutes, we are confident, we can “Make it happen”. We designed the talk such that even an audience without any EMF experience will be able to follow. We will provide all code examples of the talk as well as pointers to detailed explanations to dive into the topic more in detail for interested attendees.

Comment for PC: This is a revised version of a talk on EclipseCon Europe 2015 which received very good feedback (10 x +1, 1 x 0, 0 x -1)


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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 11:15 to 11:50