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Beautiful UIs With JFace Databinding

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  • 1. Generating beautiful UI‘s With EMF, JFace and Databinding Lars Vogel
  • 2. Most (Business) UI‘s are horrible
  • 3. • Mhotivation • EMF as UI storage • EMF as UI generator • Future Plans & Discussion … and I will show code & examples The next 10 minutes
  • 4. Typical UI Painpoints • To complex • Unflexible • Overloaded • Too many opions • Too simple • Not enough options • ….
  • 5. Inspiration • Modeled User Interfaces are becoming popular in e4 – Modeled Workbench – Toolkit Model
  • 6. EMF can be used to store the UI state • Load EMF model at startup • Save EMF model at shutdown  Some but not huge advantages (similar to Memento)
  • 7. Approach Use EMF domain model information to generate the UI automatically
  • 8. Application Domain Model UI Model (based on Toolkit Model) Generate UI
  • 9. Generate flexibility • Rename fields • Hide fields • Remember last input • Re-arrange the UI‘s
  • 10. Summary • Generate new UI‘s Minutes • UI can be adjusted by the end user. • Future steps: – Use CSS styling – in Migrate to Eclipse e4 – Evaluate alternative approaches • Waazabi, • Eclipse Presentation Modeling Framework
  • 11. Contact & Future Questions • Lars.Vogel@gmail.com • http://www.vogella.de • www.twitter.com/vogella
  • 12. Photo credits • Dog http://www.sxc.hu/photo/302062 • Agenda: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1089869 • Elephant: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/103473 • Mouse http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1097314 • Book http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1184809 • Student: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/660438 • UML Diagram http://www.sxc.hu/photo/33012 • Liquid http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1109534 • Person with remote http://www.sxc.hu/photo/485640