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Clipboard copy / past off popup menu

George Aroush

Hi everyone,

 

This is my first post and I’m not sure if I’m posting to the right mailing list.

 

I inherited a plugin development project and I’m learning my way through the code and Eclipse plugin development.  So if my question is not and use of terms is not clear let me know.

 

Our application uses IClipboardSupportFactory to take care of copy / past that are on the menu-bar.  We also have code that provides copy / past function off a popup menu.  This code is NOT invoking the same copy / past that code that gets used from the menu-bar copy / past, i.e. IClipboardSupportFactory.  Instead, it is using our own class that inherits from GlobalAction and it has a different logic for copy / past which is only copying and pasting the UI elements not the underlying metadata of our application associated with the UI elements.

 

My question to the group is this, when I create my popup-menu how do I add to IMenuManager the copy / past handlers of IClipboardSupportFactory?  If I can do this, then a copy / past action from the popup-menu’s copy / past selection will do the right thing.

 

Btw, using the short-cut keys of Ctrl-C / Ctrl-V is working.  They invoke the copy / past handler off IClipboardSupportFactory.

 

Thanks,

 

-- George

 


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Re: Clipboard copy / past off popup menu

Ed Merks-2

George,

I'm not sure how others feel, but my feeling is that this mailing list is primarily intended for communication with/among the people developing the platform itself, so I think it's generally more appropriate ask usage questions on the forum:

https://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php/f/11/

That being said, the only IClipboardSupportFactory I could find was this:

  https://git.eclipse.org/c/gmf-runtime/org.eclipse.gmf-runtime.git/tree/org.eclipse.gmf.runtime.emf.clipboard.core/src/org/eclipse/gmf/runtime/emf/clipboard/core/IClipboardSupportFactory.java

But that's from GMF and how to use that is not the expertise of the folks developing the platform.  It doesn't look like the GMF forum is very helpful so sending you there probably won't help:

  https://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php/f/16/

Perhaps GMF is using a class derived from EMF and this menuAboutToShow method is being called:

  https://git.eclipse.org/c/emf/org.eclipse.emf.git/tree/plugins/org.eclipse.emf.edit.ui/src/org/eclipse/emf/edit/ui/action/EditingDomainActionBarContributor.java#n614

You'll need to debug how the actions are being added and which ones are being added.

Regards,
Ed

On 10.04.2020 21:47, George Aroush wrote:

Hi everyone,

 

This is my first post and I’m not sure if I’m posting to the right mailing list.

 

I inherited a plugin development project and I’m learning my way through the code and Eclipse plugin development.  So if my question is not and use of terms is not clear let me know.

 

Our application uses IClipboardSupportFactory to take care of copy / past that are on the menu-bar.  We also have code that provides copy / past function off a popup menu.  This code is NOT invoking the same copy / past that code that gets used from the menu-bar copy / past, i.e. IClipboardSupportFactory.  Instead, it is using our own class that inherits from GlobalAction and it has a different logic for copy / past which is only copying and pasting the UI elements not the underlying metadata of our application associated with the UI elements.

 

My question to the group is this, when I create my popup-menu how do I add to IMenuManager the copy / past handlers of IClipboardSupportFactory?  If I can do this, then a copy / past action from the popup-menu’s copy / past selection will do the right thing.

 

Btw, using the short-cut keys of Ctrl-C / Ctrl-V is working.  They invoke the copy / past handler off IClipboardSupportFactory.

 

Thanks,

 

-- George

 


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