Feature Patch

The New Feature Patch creation wizard is available under Open the new feature patch wizardFile > New > Project... > Plug-in Development > Feature Patch from the top level menu.

Feature Patch

Project Settings

It is recommended to use the reverse domain naming convention (e.g. com.example.patch) for the Project name.

The project Location field specifies the default location as a subdirectory nested inside the workspace location. The project location can be changed to any writable location by unchecking the Use default location checkbox and entering the location of choice.

Feature Patch Properties

A Patch ID is mandatory and must comply with the plugin.dtd.

A Patch Name is the translatable presentation name of the patch. This field is required.

A Patch Vendor is the translatable name of the patch vendor. This field is optional.

Properties of Patched Feature

The Feature ID, Feature Name and Feature Version of the feature being patched must be specified. These attributes must match those of a feature found in either the workspace or the target.

Feature Patch Project Structure

A feature patch has a standard feature project structure and can be edited using the PDE feature manifest editor.

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