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Full Screen your RCP Applications

I like discovering things I didn’t know existed. I feel like that ape from space odyssey today:

I had a colleague ping me today and ask how he could full-screen his RCP-based application. I recall there being a Eclipse Google SOC project on this topic so I pointed him there. To my delight, the project was a success (good job Benny!) and has already found its way into the SDK for the 3.4 version of Eclipse. For an example, I patched my favorite RCP Browser Example to allow full-screen goodness:

The only issue left with the fullscreen functionality is proper workbench integration and that is being tracked with this bug. I’m sure the Platform UI team would love help with the bug if you have some cycles to spare for the upcoming Eclipse BugDay.

  • Benjamin Muskalla

    I already talked with the Platform UI team and will provide a new command before M6 to have proper integration and easy doing for rcp applications

  • Benjamin Muskalla

    I already talked with the Platform UI team and will provide a new command before M6 to have proper integration and easy doing for rcp applications

  • Prakash G.R.

    What a coincidence? I too blogged about the FullScreen feature today!

  • Prakash G.R.

    What a coincidence? I too blogged about the FullScreen feature today!

  • Chris Aniszczyk (zx)

    Nice Benny!

    Cool Prakash, help get the word out πŸ™‚

  • Chris Aniszczyk (zx)

    Nice Benny!Cool Prakash, help get the word out πŸ™‚