GUI technology for portable plugin development (IntelliJ, Eclipse, standalone app)

Hello,

I'd like to develop an IntelliJ plugin but I would like to reuse the GUI part of my plugin to create another plugin for Eclipse and also to create a standalone application. My application must support drag and drop.
Do you think it is possible to develop a plugin that support HTML and Javascript for editing a custom file type ? I don't think to be able to develop a plugin for Eclipse by using Swing... Have you experimented this kind of problem of portability ?

Thanks.
Olivier

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Hello Catteau,

I don't think it's really a worthwhile goal to reuse the GUI between IntelliJ
and Eclipse plugins. If you want to provide a good integrated experience
in IntelliJ (and not simpy a frame floating inside the IntelliJ window),
you would need to use classes from IntelliJ's own UI framework that can't
be used in either Eclipse or standalone apps.

I'd like to develop an IntelliJ plugin but I would like to reuse the
GUI part of my plugin to create another plugin for Eclipse and also to
create a standalone application. My application must support drag and
drop.

Do you think it is possible to develop a plugin that support HTML and
Javascript for editing a custom file type ? I don't think to be able
to develop a plugin for Eclipse by using Swing... Have you
experimented this kind of problem of portability ?


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Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
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