A perspective defines the initial set and layout of
views in the Workbench window. One or more perspectives can exist in a single
Perspectives can be opened in one of two ways:
Perspectives define visible action sets, which can
be changed to customize a perspective. A perspective that is built in this manner
can be saved, creating a custom perspective that can be opened again later.
The Workbench window displays one or more perspectives. Each
product determines initially what default perspective is displayed, in this
example it is the Resource perspective. A perspective consists of views such
as the Project Explorer as well as editors for working with resources. More than one
Workbench window can be open at any given time.
So far, only the Resource perspective (shown below) has been
used in this tutorial. This section will explore how to open and work with other
A perspective provides a set of functionality aimed at accomplishing
a specific type of task, or working with a specific type of resource.