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Padma Prasad
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I am trying to understand Eclipse. But I find it very difficult. Can somebody tell me what is the difference between Editor and multipage editor? Why 3 pages are associated with multipage editors? Instead why can't we use 3 composite dialog pages?
Please let me know. I need to know this badly as I have to decide which one to use for my application.
Thanks,
Padma.
Lasse Koskela
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Originally posted by N Padma:
Can somebody tell me what is the difference between Editor and multipage editor? Why 3 pages are associated with multipage editors? Instead why can't we use 3 composite dialog pages?
I'm not aware of what "3 composite dialog pages" would be(?), but a multipage editor is a perfect match for situations where you have multiple ways for viewing or editing a single resource. Most IDEs seem to prefer multipage editors for deployment descriptors etc.


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Padma Prasad
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Thanks, Lasse Koskela
But I didn't quite understand "multiple views of a single resource"? :roll:
If its a single resource, why the name multipage?
Padma.
raj madhuram
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Originally posted by N Padma:
I am trying to understand Eclipse. But I find it very difficult. Can somebody tell me what is the difference between Editor and multipage editor? Why 3 pages are associated with multipage editors? Instead why can't we use 3 composite dialog pages?
Please let me know. I need to know this badly as I have to decide which one to use for my application.
Thanks,
Padma.


Multipage editors have multiple tabs, similar to worksheets in a single Excel file. For instance, try to edit plugin.xml file. It will bring up an editor with many tabs. This is just for organization sake so that it would be easy for the user.
Raj
Padma Prasad
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Thanks Raj. I am much clear abt the multipage editors now. I understood what it meant by multiple views of a single resource.
Thanks for the help.
Padma
 
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