What is Launching? Launching - running or debugging a program from within Eclipse Launcher - a set of Java classes that live in an Eclipse plug-in that performs launching - launcher for Java application, JUnit test suites, ... - What for YOUR application? Launching Framework - extension mechanism - Separating model and UI - debug.core - debug.ui
debug.core: Launching Framework’s model LaunchConfigurationTypes - cookie cutters - how to launch certain types of launch - Java Application LaunchConfigurations - cookie made from cutters - information necessary to perform a launch - it’s just key/value pair - boolean, int, Map, List, String - main class, JRE, VM arguments, ...
TabGroup (2) Steps: 1. write your own tab - must implement ILaunchConfigurationTab - write UI code in createControl() // Jigloo comes in! - value copying methods - setDefaults() ; called when a new config is created - performApply() ; read from GUI - initializeFrom() ; read from config 2. write createTabs() - construct an array of ILaunchConfigurationTab - setTabs() Notice: - Extend AbstractLaunchConfigurationTab - Include [common] tab
Time to launch Steps: 1. write your own launcher - must implement ILaunchConfigurationDelegate - write code in launch() - ILaunchConfiguration ; config - mode ; Run or Debug - ILaunch ; DebugTarget/Process - IProgressMonitor ; monitor - Construct a command line and pass it to Runtime.exec() - Create debug targets/processes and add to the ILaunch object Notice: - Extend LaunchConfigurationDelegate - Check monitor ex.)) user cancelled