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Online Eclipse Plug-in Development Training


The vogella GmbH company actively supports the Eclipse framework. Our employees are in the lead of the project, and are actively involved in the latest developments. Take advantage of this expertise and book access to our interactive learning portal.

Learning Portal Eclipse Plug-in
  • Access to intensive exercises that are coordinated with each other and not isolated.
  • Learn to develop Eclipse Plug-ins professionally while using the latest API's.
  • You get access to an extensive script with more than 700 pages, which covers every aspect of Eclipse Plug-in programming.
  • You can report problems with the exercises via the built-in bugtracker and our experts will solve this within the shortest possible time.
  • Optionally, you can book our experts to answer your questions and are available to your team in order to them to work as efficiently as possible.
Learning Portal Eclipse Plug-in

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Topic Language Price
Eclipse Plug-in Development English 250 EUR *


* Annual fee for the first year. For each additional year, the annual fee is 50 EUR. All prices are listed w/o VAT.
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Introduction to Plug-in development

  • Components of the Eclipse platform
  • Important configuration files

Plug-in development and deployment

  • Creating plug-ins
  • Exporting plug-ins
  • Using features
  • Creating update sites

Using the application model

  • The concept of the dynamic application model
  • Accessing, updating and creating model elements
  • Using model fragments and processors

Using the Eclipse dependency injection framework

  • Introduction into dependency injection
  • Using DI in Eclipse e4 components
  • Using DI in Eclipse 3.x components
  • Accessing the Eclipse context via singletons

Extending the IDE with views

  • Contributing 3.x views
  • Contributing e4 view

User interface programming with SWT and JFace

  • Using SWT
  • Using JFace
  • Using Databinding
  • Implementing wizards and dialogs

Declarative styling with CSS

  • Introduction into CSS
  • Definition of styles and themes, colors and gradients
  • Styling specific widgets
  • Dynamic style switching at runtime
  • Using the CSS Spy tooling

Using commands

  • Contributing commands and menus
  • Using toolbars, view menus and popup menus

Platform services and interaction of components

  • Service overview
  • Part service
  • Model service
  • Selection service
  • Command and Handler service

Modularity for Eclipse 4 applications

  • Contributing to the application model
  • Static model contributions with fragments
  • Dynamic model contributions with processors

Internationalization (i18n)

  • Adding support for multiple languages
  • Usage of fragment projects
  • Outlook: translation services in Eclipse 4

Concurrent UIs

  • SWT threading
  • Avoiding invalid thread access
  • Asynchronous processing with the Eclipse API

Resources and markers

  • Integration with the problems view
  • Custom markers

Adapter pattern

  • Implementing the adapter pattern
  • Adaptable objects
  • Using the Properties and Outline view

Implementing custom text editors

  • Implementing a text editor
  • Reusing the generic editor framework
  • Providing syntax highlighting, hover, code complemetion and validation

Extending the Java development tools

  • Abstract Syntax Tree vs Java Model
  • Custom generators
  • Custom quick fixes
  • Custom templates
  • Using the refactoring API