Adding the perspective

When a rich client application uses the WorkbenchAdvisor as the primary means for customizing the workbench, it must supply a perspective that is shown in the workbench window. This perspective must be identified in the application's workbench advisor class. The following is specified in the BrowserAdvisor class:

	public String getInitialWindowPerspectiveId() {
		return BrowserApp.BROWSER_PERSPECTIVE_ID; 

While BrowserApp defines:

	public static final String PLUGIN_ID = "org.eclipse.ui.examples.rcp.browser";
	public static final String BROWSER_PERSPECTIVE_ID = PLUGIN_ID + ".browserPerspective";

The corresponding perspective is defined in the browser plug-in's manifest:


The BrowserPerspectiveFactory is responsible for laying out the views appropriately.

	public void createInitialLayout(IPageLayout layout) {
		layout.addView(BrowserApp.BROWSER_VIEW_ID, IPageLayout.RIGHT, .25f, IPageLayout.ID_EDITOR_AREA);
		layout.addPlaceholder(BrowserApp.HISTORY_VIEW_ID, IPageLayout.LEFT, .3f, IPageLayout.ID_EDITOR_AREA); 
		IViewLayout historyLayout = layout.getViewLayout(BrowserApp.HISTORY_VIEW_ID);

The browser perspective defines two views (one visible, with a placeholder for the other), and makes the editor area invisible. For a complete discussion of perspectives and their corresponding layout, see Perspectives.