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Eclipse: Building Commercial-Quality Plug-ins, Second Edition by Dan Rubel, Eric Clayberg

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Image Chapter 11. Dialogs and Wizards

Good UI guidelines suggest that developers construct modeless Eclipse editors and views, but there are times when a modal dialog or wizard is appropriate. This chapter lays out Eclipse’s dialog and wizard framework, discusses when a dialog or wizard should be used instead of a view or editor, provides various examples, and discusses Eclipse’s various built-in dialog classes.

11.1 Dialogs

Whenever information is requested from or presented to the user in a modeless fashion, it allows the user to freely interact with all the resources in the workbench. Windows, pages, editors, and views are all examples of modeless ...

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