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Eclipse Platform Plug-in Development Environment Guide
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Edit Target Wizard

This wizard is used to edit Target Definitions. It is opened when a target definition on the Target Platform Preference Page is edited or a new definition is created. This wizard provides the same functionality as the Target Editor.

Edit Target Wizard

The target definition can be given a name which will be used when displaying it on the Target Platform Preference Page. The other target settings are separated into tabs:

  1. Locations - Provides the directories, installations and sites that will provide the plug-ins to include in the target
  2. Content - Allows a subset of the plug-ins found in the locations to be included in the target. Numerous filtering options are provided for quick editing of the contents
  3. Environment - Operating system, windowing system, execution environment and other environment settings that affect how your plug-ins are built and run
  4. Arguments - Specify the default program and vm arguments to use when launching with this target
  5. Implicit Dependencies - Add one or more plug-ins as implicit dependencies. In PDE, when there is an option to add required plug-ins (such as on the Content tab of this wizard), any plug-ins marked as implicit dependencies will always be treated as required

Pressing Finish will save the changes to the target definition and close the wizard.

Resolving Targets

Before the contents of a target can be edited and before a target definition can be set as the active target platform it must be resolved. When a target definition is resolved, the definition's locations are searched for plug-ins. Depending on the type of locations in the target, this can involved searching a directory, reading the metadata for an installation, reading a feature, or downloading from a remote site. During resolution the Edit Target Wizard will become disabled and progress will be displayed. You can cancel the work, however you will not be able to edit the content of the target.

For up to the minute target troubleshooting help see the Target Definitions Wiki Page.

Related reference

Locations Tab (Edit Target Wizard)
Content Tab (Edit Target Wizard)
Environment Tab (Edit Target Wizard)
Arguments Tab (Edit Target Wizard)
Implicit Dependencies Tab (Edit Target Wizard)
Target Platform Preference Page
New Target Wizard
Move Target Wizard
Target Editor

Related reference

Target Definitions


 
 
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