Belongs to following categories: ULC5.2, Integration,
The Rich Client Platform (RCP) introduced in Eclipse 3.0 enables Eclipse to be used as a platform for arbitrary rich clients.
The plug-in architecture of Eclipse qualifies Eclipse in a natural way to act as a portal to any business applictions.
This contribution shows how ULC applications can be integrated into such a Eclispe RCP portal. As an example this contribution integrates the Online Shop sample application from the ULC website.
Download the complete source code here
How to use
- Deploy the Online Shop View Plug-in into the desired Eclipse installation.
- Start Eclipse.
- Select the Windows -> Views menu item.
- Select the ULC -> Online Shop View Plug-in tree node. This will open an view that displays the Online Shop sample application from the ULC website inside Eclipse.
How it is implemented
The Online Shop View Plug-in adds a customized applet launcher as only widget to the view.
This customized applet launcher defines the application URL to connect to.
Moreover a custom look and feel is installed.
Please note that the plug-in description defines all libraries to be included in the class path of the plug-in (i.e. all ULC client libraries and the look and feel library).
The described functionality has been developed and tested using JDK 1.4.2_01 and ULC 5.2.