Understanding Decorators in Eclipse

Decorators, as the name suggests, are used for adorning/annotating resources with useful information. Decorators can be used by plug-ins to convey more information about a resource and other objects displayed in different workbench views. This article, with the help of a simple plug-in example, will illustrate the steps involved in decorating resources, along with some best practice approaches for decorating resources. Finally, we will discuss performance issues that may arise when enabling decorators, and briefly go over the new lightweight decorators found in Eclipse 2.1.

Categories: Plug-ins, Platform, Resources, Decorators

[html] Understanding Decorators in Eclipse
January 2003
by Balaji Krish-Sampath