How to Use the Eclipse API

The Eclipse Platform offers a comprehensive API (Application Programmer Interface) to developers writing plug-ins. This article discusses the general ground rules for using the Eclipse Platform API, including how to tell API from non-API, and how to stay in the API "sweet spot" to avoid the risk of being broken as the platform and its APIs evolve. These general ground rules are also recommended practice for plug-ins that must declare API elements of their own.

Categories: Plug-ins, RCP, Framework, API

[html] How to Use the Eclipse API
May 2001
by Jim des Rivières