This extension point should be used to register Eclipse code samples. A sample is one or more Eclipse projects that are packaged in a way suitable for subsequent import into the workspace.

Each sample has a name, one or more project elements and a final perspective. The sample wizard will create a project for each project element, import the content from the archive, and open the final perspective if specified. Projects must be complete i.e. have correct nature and classpath (if Java or plug-in projects).

If target view is specified and contains resource elements, it will be used to select and reveal those resources in the view after the sample has been created.

This extension point is currently provided for internal Eclipse SDK usage only. It should not be used for anything else except Eclipse SDK examples.

Configuration Markup:

<!ELEMENT extension (sample+)>

<!ATTLIST extension




<!ELEMENT sample (description , project+ , activity*)>

<!ATTLIST sample

id            IDREF #REQUIRED

name          CDATA #REQUIRED

perspectiveId IDREF #IMPLIED

launcher      CDATA #IMPLIED

targetViewId  IDREF #IMPLIED>

an element that represents a single sample to be imported into the workspace.

<!ELEMENT project EMPTY>

<!ATTLIST project

name         CDATA #REQUIRED

archive      CDATA #REQUIRED

shared       (true | false)

selectReveal CDATA #IMPLIED>

each project element will result in a workspace project being created with the content imported from the associated archive.

<!ELEMENT description EMPTY>

<!ATTLIST description


body text of this element should contain description of the sample.

<!ELEMENT activity EMPTY>

<!ATTLIST activity


specifies an activity that needs to be enabled for this sample


The following is an example of the extension point:

   <extension point="org.eclipse.pde.ui.samples">
           name="My Sample">
         <description helpHref="/">
             A short description of the sample.
         <project name=""

API Information:

If specified, the value of the attribute launcher must represent a fully qualified name of the Java class that implements org.eclipse.debug.ui.ILaunchShortcut interface.

Supplied Implementation:

PDE UI supplies Runtime Workbench launcher for launching another instance of Eclipse.

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