This extension point is used to add perspective factories to the workbench. A perspective factory is used to define the initial layout and visible action sets for a perspective. The user can select a perspective by invoking the "Open Perspective" submenu of the "Window" menu.
<!ELEMENT extension (
point CDATA #REQUIRED
id CDATA #IMPLIED
name CDATA #IMPLIED
point - a fully qualified identifier of the target extension point
id - an optional identifier of the extension instance
name - an optional name of the extension instance
<!ELEMENT perspective (
id CDATA #REQUIRED
name CDATA #REQUIRED
class CDATA #REQUIRED
icon CDATA #IMPLIED
fixed (true | false)
id - a unique name that will be used to identify this perspective.
name - a translatable name that will be used in the workbench window menu bar to represent this perspective.
class - a fully qualified name of the class that implements
icon - a relative name of the icon that will be associated
with this perspective.
fixed - indicates whether the layout of the perspective is fixed. If true, then views created by the perspective factory are not closeable, and cannot be moved. The default is false.
<!ELEMENT description (#PCDATA)>
an optional subelement whose body should contain text providing a short description of the perspective.
The following is an example of a perspective extension:
The workbench provides a "Resource Perspective".
Additional perspectives may be added by plug-ins.
They are selected using the "Open Perspective" submenu of the "Window" menu.
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