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Eclipse Rich Client Platform, Second Edition by Chris Aniszczyk, Jean-Michel Lemieux, Jeff McAffer

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Chapter 11. Adding a Login Dialog

At the end of Chapter 10, “Messaging Support,” you hard-coded a login server and account so that you could test the newly enabled Hyperbola prototype. That was great for testing but clearly not realistic. In this chapter we walk through the creation and use of a login dialog and configuring Hyperbola to automatically log you in when it is started. In addition, we talk about how to

• Display a login dialog before the Workbench starts

• Ensure that the Hyperbola application’s branding icon is shown on the dialog

• Manually take down the splash screen before showing the login prompt

• Add a preferences page

• Remember login preferences

• Store preferences securely using Equinox secure preferences

11.1 Adding the ...

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