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Eclipse's AbstractTextEditor - making links "alive"

Dudu Amar
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Joined: Jul 29, 2009
Posts: 2
Hi All

I have a basic class i've written extending AbstractTextEditor. I use it only to display text files, not to edit them.
I want that when the text contains links (or paths like /usr/bin/mydir) - they will be clickable and i can control what happens when user clicks on them. If they can be drawn in another color, it's even better.

How can I do that?

Thanks, D.
Rob Spoor
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Joined: Oct 27, 2005
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Use a JEditorPane with HTML text. Then you can use a HyperLinkListener to listen for the link events. Don't forget to make the JEditorPane non-editable.


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Dudu Amar
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Joined: Jul 29, 2009
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Thanks but i'm not using Swing. I'm using and RCP application with Jface/SWT components.
Any solution with that libraries?

Thanks
 
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