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Eclipse Plug-in Developer Guide
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Map of platform plug-ins

The Eclipse Platform provides basic support for plug-ins, resources, and the workbench.

The Eclipse Platform itself is divided up into a number of separate plug-ins. The following table shows which API packages are found in which plug-ins as of Eclipse 3.5. This table is useful for determining which plug-ins a given plug-in should include as prerequisites.

API Package Required plug-in id Notes
org.apache.tools.ant[.*]
org.apache.tools.bzip2
org.apache.tools.mail
org.apache.tools.tar
org.apache.tools.zip
org.apache.ant  
org.apache.lucene[.*] org.apache.lucene  
org.eclipse.ant.core org.eclipse.ant.core  
org.eclipse.compare.patch (split)
org.eclipse.compare.rangedifferencer
org.eclipse.compare.core  
org.eclipse.compare
org.eclipse.compare.contentmergeviewer
org.eclipse.compare.patch (split)
org.eclipse.compare.structuremergeviewer
org.eclipse.compare  
org.eclipse.core.commands
org.eclipse.core.commands.common
org.eclipse.core.commands.contexts
org.eclipse.core.commands.operations
org.eclipse.core.commands  
org.eclipse.core.databinding
org.eclipse.core.databinding.conversion
org.eclipse.core.databinding.observable
org.eclipse.core.databinding.observable.list
org.eclipse.core.databinding.observable.map
org.eclipse.core.databinding.observable.masterdetail
org.eclipse.core.databinding.observable.set
org.eclipse.core.databinding.observable.value
org.eclipse.core.databinding.util
org.eclipse.core.databinding.validation
org.eclipse.core.databinding  
org.eclipse.core.databinding.beans org.eclipse.core.databinding.beans  
org.eclipse.core.expressions org.eclipse.core.expressions  
org.eclipse.core.filebuffers
org.eclipse.core.filebuffers.manipulation
org.eclipse.core.filebuffers  
org.eclipse.core.filesystem
org.eclipse.core.filesystem.provider
org.eclipse.core.filesystem  
org.eclipse.core.net.proxy org.eclipse.core.net  
org.eclipse.core.resources
org.eclipse.core.resources.mapping
org.eclipse.core.resources.refresh
org.eclipse.core.resources.team
org.eclipse.core.resources  
org.eclipse.core.runtime org.eclipse.core.runtime
org.eclipse.equinox.registry
org.eclipse.equinox.common
[ 1]
org.eclipse.core.runtime.dynamichelpers
org.eclipse.core.runtime.spi
org.eclipse.equinox.http.registry
org.eclipse.equinox.registry  
org.eclipse.core.runtime.content org.eclipse.core.contenttype  
org.eclipse.core.runtime.jobs org.eclipse.core.jobs  
org.eclipse.core.runtime.preferences org.eclipse.equinox.preferences  
org.eclipse.core.boot (obsolete)
org.eclipse.core.runtime.model (obsolete)
org.eclipse.core.runtime.compatibility [ 2]
org.eclipse.core.variables org.eclipse.core.variables  
org.eclipse.debug.core
org.eclipse.debug.core.commands
org.eclipse.debug.core.model
org.eclipse.debug.core.sourcelookup
org.eclipse.debug.core.sourcelookup.containers
org.eclipse.debug.core  
org.eclipse.debug.ui
org.eclipse.debug.ui.actions
org.eclipse.debug.ui.console
org.eclipse.debug.ui.contexts
org.eclipse.debug.ui.memory
org.eclipse.debug.ui.sourcelookup
org.eclipse.debug.ui  
org.eclipse.equinox.app org.eclipse.equinox.app  
org.eclipse.equinox.http.jetty
org.eclipse.equinox.http.servlet
org.eclipse.equinox.http.servlet  
org.eclipse.equinox.jsp.jasper
org.eclipse.equinox.jsp.jasper  
org.eclipse.equinox.jsp.jasper.registry
org.eclipse.equinox.jsp.jasper.registry  
org.eclipse.equinox.security.auth
org.eclipse.equinox.security.auth.credentials
org.eclipse.equinox.security.auth.module
org.eclipse.equinox.security.storage
org.eclipse.equinox.security.storage.provider
org.eclipse.equinox.security  
org.eclipse.help org.eclipse.help  
org.eclipse.help.browser
org.eclipse.help.search
org.eclipse.help.server
org.eclipse.help.standalone
org.eclipse.help.base  
org.eclipse.help.ui
org.eclipse.help.ui.browser
org.eclipse.help.ui  
org.eclipse.help.webapp org.eclipse.help.webapp  
org.eclipse.jface
org.eclipse.jface.action
org.eclipse.jface.action.images
org.eclipse.jface.bindings
org.eclipse.jface.bindings.keys
org.eclipse.jface.bindings.keys.formatting
org.eclipse.jface.commands
org.eclipse.jface.contexts
org.eclipse.jface.dialogs
org.eclipse.jface.dialogs.images
org.eclipse.jface.fieldAssist
org.eclipse.jface.fieldAssist.images
org.eclipse.jface.images
org.eclipse.jface.layout
org.eclipse.jface.menus
org.eclipse.jface.operation
org.eclipse.jface.preference
org.eclipse.jface.preference.images
org.eclipse.jface.resource
org.eclipse.jface.util
org.eclipse.jface.viewers
org.eclipse.jface.viewers.deferred
org.eclipse.jface.window
org.eclipse.jface.wizard
org.eclipse.jface.wizard.images
org.eclipse.jface [ 3]
org.eclipse.jface.contentassist
org.eclipse.jface.contentassist.images
org.eclipse.jface.text (split)
org.eclipse.jface.text.contentassist
org.eclipse.jface.text.formatter
org.eclipse.jface.text.hyperlink
org.eclipse.jface.text.information
org.eclipse.jface.text.link (split)
org.eclipse.jface.text.presentation
org.eclipse.jface.text.quickassist
org.eclipse.jface.text.reconciler
org.eclipse.jface.text.revisions
org.eclipse.jface.text.rules
org.eclipse.jface.text.source (split)
org.eclipse.jface.text.source.projection
org.eclipse.jface.text.source.projection.images
org.eclipse.jface.text.templates (split)
org.eclipse.jface.text.templates.persistence
org.eclipse.jface.text [ 4]
org.eclipse.jface.text (split)
org.eclipse.jface.text.link (split)
org.eclipse.jface.text.projection
org.eclipse.jface.text.source (split)
org.eclipse.jface.text.templates (split)
org.eclipse.text.edits
org.eclipse.text.undo
org.eclipse.text [ 4]
org.eclipse.jface.databinding.swt
org.eclipse.jface.databinding.viewers
org.eclipse.jface.databinding.wizard
org.eclipse.jface.databinding  
org.eclipse.jsch.core org.eclipse.jsch.core  
org.eclipse.jsch.ui org.eclipse.jsch.ui  
org.eclipse.ltk.core.refactoring
org.eclipse.ltk.core.refactoring.history
org.eclipse.ltk.core.refactoring.model
org.eclipse.ltk.core.refactoring.participants
org.eclipse.ltk.core.refactoring.resource
org.eclipse.ltk.core.refactoring  
org.eclipse.ltk.ui.refactoring
org.eclipse.ltk.ui.refactoring.actions
org.eclipse.ltk.ui.refactoring.history
org.eclipse.ltk.ui.refactoring.model
org.eclipse.ltk.ui.refactoring.resource
org.eclipse.ltk.ui.refactoring  
org.eclipse.osgi.event
org.eclipse.osgi.framework.console
org.eclipse.osgi.framework.eventmgr
org.eclipse.osgi.framework.log
org.eclipse.osgi.service.datalocation
org.eclipse.osgi.service.debug
org.eclipse.osgi.service.environment
org.eclipse.osgi.service.localization
org.eclipse.osgi.service.pluginconversion
org.eclipse.osgi.service.resolver
org.eclipse.osgi.service.runnable
org.eclipse.osgi.service.security
org.eclipse.osgi.signedcontent
org.eclipse.osgi.service.urlconversion
org.eclipse.osgi.storagemanager
org.eclipse.osgi.util
org.eclipse.osgi  
org.eclipse.search.core.text
org.eclipse.search.ui
org.eclipse.search.ui.actions
org.eclipse.search.ui.text
org.eclipse.search  
org.eclipse.swt
org.eclipse.swt.accessibility
org.eclipse.swt.awt
org.eclipse.swt.browser
org.eclipse.swt.custom
org.eclipse.swt.dnd
org.eclipse.swt.events
org.eclipse.swt.graphics
org.eclipse.swt.layout
org.eclipse.swt.printing
org.eclipse.swt.program
org.eclipse.swt.widgets
org.eclipse.ui [ 5]
org.eclipse.swt.ole.win32 org.eclipse.swt.win32.win32.x86 [ 6]
org.eclipse.team.core
org.eclipse.team.core.diff
org.eclipse.team.core.diff.provider
org.eclipse.team.core.history
org.eclipse.team.core.history.provider
org.eclipse.team.core.mapping
org.eclipse.team.core.mapping.provider
org.eclipse.team.core.subscribers
org.eclipse.team.core.synchronize
org.eclipse.team.core.variants
org.eclipse.team.core  
org.eclipse.team.ui
org.eclipse.team.ui.history
org.eclipse.team.ui.mapping
org.eclipse.team.ui.synchronize
org.eclipse.team.ui  
org.eclipse.ui.browser org.eclipse.ui.browser  
org.eclipse.ui.cheatsheets org.eclipse.ui.cheatsheets  
org.eclipse.ui.console
org.eclipse.ui.console.actions
org.eclipse.ui.console  
org.eclipse.ui.editors.text
org.eclipse.ui.editors.text.templates
org.eclipse.ui.texteditor (split)
org.eclipse.ui.editors [ 7]
org.eclipse.ui.forms
org.eclipse.ui.forms.editor
org.eclipse.ui.forms.events
org.eclipse.ui.forms.widgets
org.eclipse.ui.forms  
org.eclipse.ui.navigator org.eclipse.ui.navigator  
org.eclipse.ui.navigator.resources org.eclipse.ui.navigator.resources  
org.eclipse.ui (split)
org.eclipse.ui.about
org.eclipse.ui.actions (split)
org.eclipse.ui.activities
org.eclipse.ui.application
org.eclipse.ui.branding
org.eclipse.ui.browser
org.eclipse.ui.commands
org.eclipse.ui.contexts
org.eclipse.ui.dialogs (split)
org.eclipse.ui.dnd
org.eclipse.ui.fieldassist
org.eclipse.ui.handlers
org.eclipse.ui.help
org.eclipse.ui.intro
org.eclipse.ui.keys
org.eclipse.ui.menus
org.eclipse.ui.model (split)
org.eclipse.ui.operations
org.eclipse.ui.part (split)
org.eclipse.ui.plugin
org.eclipse.ui.preferences
org.eclipse.ui.presentations
org.eclipse.ui.progress
org.eclipse.ui.services
org.eclipse.ui.splash
org.eclipse.ui.statushandlers
org.eclipse.ui.swt
org.eclipse.ui.testing
org.eclipse.ui.themes
org.eclipse.ui.views
org.eclipse.ui.wizards
org.eclipse.ui.workbench [ 8, 9]
org.eclipse.ui (split)
org.eclipse.ui.actions (split)
org.eclipse.ui.dialogs (split)
org.eclipse.ui.ide
org.eclipse.ui.ide.dialogs
org.eclipse.ui.ide.fileSystem
org.eclipse.ui.ide.undo
org.eclipse.ui.model (split)
org.eclipse.ui.part (split)
org.eclipse.ui.views.bookmarkexplorer
org.eclipse.ui.views.framelist
org.eclipse.ui.views.markers
org.eclipse.ui.views.navigator
org.eclipse.ui.views.properties
org.eclipse.ui.views.tasklist
org.eclipse.ui.wizards.datatransfer
org.eclipse.ui.wizards.newresource
org.eclipse.ui.ide [ 9]
org.eclipse.ui.intro.config
org.eclipse.ui.intro.contentproviders
org.eclipse.ui.intro  
org.eclipse.ui.intro.universal org.eclipse.ui.intro.universal  
org.eclipse.ui.views.contentoutline
org.eclipse.ui.views.properties
org.eclipse.ui.views  
org.eclipse.ui.contentassist
org.eclipse.ui.texteditor (split)
org.eclipse.ui.texteditor.link
org.eclipse.ui.texteditor.quickdiff
org.eclipse.ui.texteditor.rulers
org.eclipse.ui.texteditor.spelling
org.eclipse.ui.texteditor.templates
org.eclipse.ui.workbench.texteditor [ 7]
org.eclipse.update.configurator org.eclipse.update.configurator  
org.eclipse.update.configuration
org.eclipse.update.core
org.eclipse.update.core.model
org.eclipse.update.operations
org.eclipse.update.search
org.eclipse.update.standalone
org.eclipse.update.core  
org.eclipse.update.ui org.eclipse.update.ui  
org.osgi.framework
org.osgi.service.condpermadmin
org.osgi.service.packageadmin
org.osgi.service.permissionadmin
org.osgi.service.startlevel
org.osgi.service.url
org.osgi.util.tracker
org.eclipse.osgi  

Note 1: The content of the org.eclipse.core.runtime package is provided by the following plug-ins:

  • org.eclipse.equinox.common
  • org.eclipse.equinox.registry
  • org.eclipse.core.runtime

For convenience, plug-ins can continue to specify dependency on the org.eclipse.core.runtime plug-in that combines all APIs present in this package. However, to improve modularity, plug-ins are encouraged to list only the required prerequisites.

Note 2: These pre-3.0 API packages are obsolete and have been moved to the org.eclipse.core.runtime.compatibility plug-in.

Note 3: Plug-ins needing access to the JFace API must list org.eclipse.ui as a prerequisite plug-in. org.eclipse.ui re-exports API from the JFace plug-in. The org.eclipse.jfaceplug-in should never be explicitly listed as a prerequisite.

Note 4: Some of the JFace text packages are split between the org.eclipse.jface.text and the org.eclipse.text plug-ins.

Note 5: Plug-ins needing access to the SWT API must list org.eclipse.ui as a prerequisite plug-in. org.eclipse.ui re-exports API from the SWT plug-in. The org.eclipse.swt plug-in should never be explicitly listed as a prerequisite.

Note 6: The plug-in org.eclipse.swt.win32.win32.x86 is available on Win32/x86 platforms only.

Note 7: The org.eclipse.ui.texteditor package is split between the org.eclipse.ui.editors and the org.eclipse.ui.workbench.texteditor plug-ins.

Note 8: Plug-ins needing access to the Workbench UI API must list org.eclipse.ui as a prerequisite plug-in. org.eclipse.ui re-exports API from the org.eclipse.ui.workbench plug-in. The org.eclipse.ui.workbench plug-in should never be explicitly listed as a prerequisite.

Note 9: Some of the UI packages are split between the org.eclipse.ui and the org.eclipse.ui.ide plug-ins.


 
 
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