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OSGi and Equinox by Simon Archer, Paul VanderLei, Jeff McAffer

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Chapter 11. Extensible User Interface

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Toast is long overdue for something more visually interesting than just logging to the console. Toast’s functionality has continued to grow with each chapter, but now it’s high time to get down to the business of creating a user interface.

User interfaces come in a wide variety, from desktop-style widgets to a dashboard of simple indicator lights. While these two extremes are certainly possible, this chapter walks you through the creation of a bitmap-based graphical user interface—the kind of thing that makes sense on an in-vehicle telematics platform like Toast. During this walk-through we show you the following:

• A pluggable SWT-based user interface framework ...

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