® Expeditor allows you to add existing Eclipse static perspectives to composite applications. Static perspectives are any perspectives that are predefined using the org.eclipse.ui.perspectives
These perspectives are created at design time as opposed to a conventional composite application page which is created at runtime using either the Portal layout admin tools or the Composite Application Editor (CAE). In Lotus Notes
® and Lotus
Expeditor, the TopologyHandler
component reads a portion of the composite application XML and builds a model for the application. This model is used to determine how the user interface for that application and its components should be rendered. Composite application pages and components each contain important meta data which affects the rendering of the composite application. This can be anything from a page title to a boolean value determining if a title bar should be visible for a component view.
In order to use an existing Eclipse perspective within your composite application, you must add a parameter to a page object. From the CAE, edit the properties of the page to which you wish to add the static perspective. Select the Advanced
tab, and add the following property to the page:
For the Value, add the ID of the Eclipse static perspective.
The Eclipse static perspective is integrated into your composite application page hierarchy.
Parent topic: Creating a simple composite application in Eclipse