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Eclipse 4 Plug-in Development by Example Beginner's Guide by Dr. Alex Blewitt

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Time for action – contributing commands to pop-up menus

It's useful to be able to add contributions to pop-up menus so that they can be used by different places. Fortunately, this can be done fairly easily with the menuContribution element and a combination of enablement tests. This allows the removal of the Action introduced in the first part of this chapter with a more generic command and handler pairing.

There is a deprecated extension point—which still works in Eclipse 4.2 today—called objectContribution, which is a single specialized hook for contributing a pop-up menu to an object. This has been deprecated for some time, but often older tutorials or examples may refer to it.

  1. Open the TimeZoneTableView class and add the hookContextMenu() method ...

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