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An Eclipse Framework for Rapid Development of Rich-featured GEF Editors based on EMF Models

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An Eclipse Framework for Rapid Development of Rich-featured GEF Editors based on EMF Models
Abstract: Model-based development has an increasing importance in modern software engineering and other domains. Visual models such as Petri nets and UML diagrams proved to be an adequate way to illustrate many structural and behavioral system properties. However, while tooling for textual modeling is pretty mature now, visual tool builders are faced with a much higher complexity regarding the representation of model properties, and the interplay of the concrete syntax (the views) with rlying abstract model representation, e.g. based on Java, XML or the Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF). In order to ease the development of visual editors, the Graphical Editing Framework (GEF) offers layout and rendering possibilities, as well as an architecture that allows to integrate models based on EMF, Java or XMI with their visual views and editors. Unfortunately, the structure of GEF is quite complex to use if editors are not simply one-to-one representations of model elements, or if more than one...
Tony Modica, Enrico Biermann, Claudia Ermel
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where GI
Authors Tony Modica, Enrico Biermann, Claudia Ermel
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