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RCP shortcut keys! Pls HELP!

Benjamin Malebana

Joined: Jul 15, 2005
Posts: 7
Hi everyone I have an RCP(Rich Client Platform) Application with different toolBar actions, what I want is to have a shortcut key for each action the toolbar. My actions have been created programatically in .java file not in an xml file.

I have a code but it doesn't respont when a shortcut key assigned to it is pressed.

>>>>>>>>My xml code>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

name="User Management Workstation"/>
name="Undo all Modifications"
description="Undo all Modifications"
description="Add new User"
keySequence= "CTRL+N">

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>My Java code>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
getViewSite().getActionBars().setGlobalActionHandler(addUserAction.getId(), addUserAction);

The above java code is supposed to register the shortcut key is I am not mistaken.

Please help me guys I can't move from this point. Some people did give advice but its more Swing orientated I want the RCP orientated solution.
[ July 21, 2005: Message edited by: Benjamin Malebana ]
Benjamin Malebana

Joined: Jul 15, 2005
Posts: 7
I got the shortcut keys working guys thank you. The problem I have just realised was that the CTRL+"ANY KEY" isn't working, then I resorted to Alt+"any key". Maybe its a problem of Eclipse 3.0 I am using, I am not sure.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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