Medical Imaging Interaction Toolkit  2018.4.99-cfdaacfc
Medical Imaging Interaction Toolkit
The Workbench: What are Views, Editors, Perspectives?

BlueBerry makes use of the Eclipse UI guidlines which state some concepts on how to build up a GUI. The different objects of the platform UI shall be described here:

Workbench

  • root object of the platform UI
  • collection of windows
    workbench.jpg
    The Workbech

WorkbenchWindow

  • has one page
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    Worbench Windows

Workbench Page

  • denotes to the inner part of the window, that is: everything except the title bar
  • may have one menu bar, one toolbar, one shortcut bar, and one statusbar
  • has one or more perspectives
    workbench-page.jpg
    Workbench Page

Perspective

  • A visual container for a set of views and content editors
  • Shows views and editors in a certain layout
  • Like a page within a book:
    • Only one perspective is visible at any time
    • There are several perspectives inside a page
workbench-window-perspective.png
A Perspective

Part

Editors

  • the StdMultiWidget is an example for an editor in our MainApp
  • Contains the primary content, such as a document or image data, which users interact with
  • content is the primary focus of attention and a reflection of the primary task
  • primary position in the UI
  • contributes commands to the workbench's main menu bar and toolbar
  • shared in other perspectives
    workbench-window-editor-area.png
    Editor Area

Views

  • support the primary task
    • navigate a hierarchy of information
    • open an editor
    • view/edit properties
  • The views exist wholly within the perspective (not shared, one instance at a time)
  • Every functionality is a view- it supports medical image processing
workbench-window-views.png
Views

Summary as class diagram

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class diagram