Launch Shortcuts

Identifier:
org.eclipse.pde.ui.launchShortcuts

Since:
3.3

Description:

This extension point is used to register a launching shortcut in a PDE editor. Launch shortcuts appear in the Testing section on the Overview page of the plug-in manifest editor. This allows clients to display in the editor shortcuts for their custom launch configurations or provide a shorcut to a profile mode for the existing Eclipse Application and OSGi Framework launch configurations.

Configuration Markup:

<!ELEMENT extension (shortcut+)>

<!ATTLIST extension

point CDATA #REQUIRED

id    CDATA #IMPLIED

name  CDATA #IMPLIED

>


<!ELEMENT shortcut EMPTY>

<!ATTLIST shortcut

id              CDATA #REQUIRED

label           CDATA #REQUIRED

mode            (run|debug|profile)

osgi            (true | false)

projectSpecific (true | false)

>


Examples:

The following is an example of the extension point:


   <extension
         point="org.eclipse.pde.ui.launchShortcuts">
      <shortcut
            id="org.eclipse.pde.ui.runtimeWorkbenchShortcut"
            label="Launch an Eclipse Runtime" 
            mode="run"
            osgi="false"/>
   </extension>

API Information:

The value of the attribute id must be the id of a defined org.eclipse.debug.ui.launchShortcuts extension. The class specified in the matching org.eclipse.debug.ui.launchShortcuts extension will be instantiated and its launch(IEditorPart, String) will be called to launch.

The value of the attribute mode must run, debug, or profile.

Supplied Implementation:

PDE supplies shortcut extensions to launch Eclipse applications and OSGi frameworks.


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