Thursday, October 06, 2005

Howto: splash screen with progress

Since 3.2 M1, Eclipse has integrated progress in the splash screen. This is how you get startup progress reporting for an Eclipse RCP application:
  • Use Eclipse 3.2 M1 or later.
  • Enable startup progress reporting by putting the following line into your preference customization file (often called plugin_customization.ini):
    org.eclipse.ui/SHOW_PROGRESS_ON_STARTUP = true
  • Define three additional properties in the product extension definition, like this:
    <property name="startupForegroundColor" value="000000"/>
    <property name="startupMessageRect" value="7,320,285,20"/>
    <property name="startupProgressRect" value="7,300,285,15"/>


Ed Burnette said...

Love your choice of example image. How about posting your tip on EZ:!default.jspa?forumID=18111

abe said...

Sorry but i can´t find where preference customization file is. can you help me?