Eclipse Plugin: Invalid External Tool Builder

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amix
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Eclipse Plugin: Invalid External Tool Builder

Post by amix » Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:33 pm

I setup an Oxygen XML project (XSLT), where an Ant build must be performed. So I opened the Project/Properties/Builders dialog (the XML task of Oxygen was already there) and added a new build task, namely "Ant Builder", configured it, it ran the first round, but when I wanted to edit the parameters to this Builder I get an "Invalid External Tool Builder" in the list.

This is happening because I happened to add the ".externalToolBuilders" to the exclude filter of this project between the two build runs. My assumption was, this filter would hide the filtered resources from the user, but not from the application. As soon as I remove that filter, all is fine in the Builders dialog.

Is there any way I could hide this from display (it's a .dot filename, so it should be hidden from the user by default), but have the Oxygen plugin still be able to find it?
Andreas

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Re: Eclipse Plugin: Invalid External Tool Builder

Post by adrian » Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:08 pm

Hello,

Because of the way Eclipse applies project filters I see no workaround for this problem in the Navigator view. The filtered files are considered outside of the workspace so they are unreachable.

Oxygen doesn't really participate in any of this, the same thing would happen for any other type of project, not just Oxygen's XML Project.

One solution would be to leave it unfiltered in Navigator and use the Project Explorer view(Windows -> Show View -> Other, Project Explorer). This view filters files and folders that start with '.' from the start and allows filtering of the view instead of the content.

Regards,
Adrian
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amix
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Re: Eclipse Plugin: Invalid External Tool Builder

Post by amix » Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:07 am

Okay, thank you.
Andreas

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