Creating editable view of source in my plugin

I am writing a specialized javadoc editor plugin.  I want my dialog to show the javadoc text for a given method, and allow the user to edit it the same was as if it was in the regular Java editor.  One way to think about it is this: If I split the editor window vertically, I have two different windows on the same file.  If I modify the file in one window, the changes are instantly visible in the other.  I want a window on the javadoc that acts like that, with the code completion and quick code shortcuts.

I have thought about whether I can simply enhance the java editor itself in some way to get what I want, but I can't see it.  Is there a way to do this?

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Hello Ken,

Please have a look at QuickEditAction in the IntelliLang plugin source code.
This is probably most similar to what you're trying to accomplish.

I am writing a specialized javadoc editor plugin.  I want my dialog to
show the javadoc text for a given method, and allow the user to edit
it the same was as if it was in the regular Java editor.  One way to
think about it is this: If I split the editor window vertically, I
have two different windows on the same file.  If I modify the file in
one window, the changes are instantly visible in the other.  I want a
window on the javadoc that acts like that, with the code completion
and quick code shortcuts.

I have thought about whether I can simply enhance the java editor
itself in some way to get what I want, but I can't see it.  Is there a
way to do this?


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