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[p4-feedback] Developing View Components w/ Eclipse Workspace

Sean Falconer falconer.sean at
Tue Apr 6 10:02:01 PDT 2010

Sorry, tab plugins are actually specified within the plugin.xml file, not
the view configuration xml file.


On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 10:00 AM, Sean Falconer <falconer.sean at>wrote:

> This wiki page gives instructions on creating a plugin for Protege 4:
> The instructions include examples of the plugins.xml and manifest files. If
> you create a new plugin project in Eclipse it should create the project
> directory structure as suggested in the wiki article.
> Also, you can create a tab plugin if you want, but this is specified in a
> view configuration xml file, not by extending a specific class as in Protege
> 3. The wiki article covers how to do this as well.
> On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 9:50 AM, Wesley Saunders <wes.saunders at>wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have been working w/ Protege to try to develop a set of tabs specific to
>> what I need. However I have become fairly confused over the last few days
>> when I started to notice all of the different instructions for 4.X and 3.X
>> and am looking for a little help on how to get the ball rolling.
>> As I understand it now I will not actually write the Java code for a tab,
>> but will in fact write the Java code for the components I need, and then I
>> will add those to tabs within Protege itself and then add components as I
>> see fit. Correct?
>> Assuming that is correct I seem to be a little stuck developing
>> components. I got the eclipse workspace available for 4.1 from SVN all set
>> up and working properly I believe. I can run Protege from Eclipse.
>> Now I want to actually make a component. I have read some stuff on-line
>> but nothing seems to give instructions for eclipse which is where I am
>> hoping to do most of my development. I was able to take some code and w/
>> eclipse's help import the correct libraries but I think my problem is with
>> how to make the XML setup and the manifest file stuff which I am pretty
>> unfamiliar with.
>>  Can anyone provide a how to on developing a component w/ eclipse. Or
>> maybe point me to some eclipse instructions?
>> Wes
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> Sean Falconer, PhD
> Postdoctoral Researcher
> Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research
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