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Enhanced Outline Support for better J2EE DD Editing

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:43 am
by clli
When editing J2EE deployment descriptors with oxygen, I always find that it is hard to find the required J2EE components to edit. This problem is because of the structure of the deployment descriptors in J2EE. In the outline view, I cannot see the name of entity if shrinking the view:

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ejb-jar
- enterprise-beans
  + entity
  + entity


But if I expand the entity tag:

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ejb-jar
- enterprise-beans
  - entity
    + ejb-name Abc
    + local-home ...
    .
    .
  + entity


which is too overwhelming. If the outline can be configured to show something like:

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ejb-jar
- enterprise-beans
  + entity ejb-name Abc
  + entity


it will be very helpful. I am not quite sure how to achieve it, need any filters, scripts, etc. But I think the implementation should be general that can be easily configured by users to show any sub-elements along with the parent element with some constraints.[/code]