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Make your IDE more Awesome with PDE-Tools

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I developed commercial Eclipse plugins for 5 years. With this experiences, I made a tools which helps Eclipse Plugin Developers for me and my team.

And I call it “PDE-Tools“, And I love to share this tool to you.

Let me introduce features:

Clipboard History

You don’t have to waste time anymore to just keep current clipboard contents. (Many people doing this)

Just press Control + Shift + V instead of Control + V, then you can paste contents from history of Clipboard.

It supports RTF contents, and It also provides view which supports DND. You can customize various options(sort order, acceptance style).

Icon Preview

It’s pretty insightful function. It just allows to you see icons with your favorite navigator. It’s fast and light-weight, content change sensitive.

Shared Image Generator

This is my favorite feature of PDE-Tools. It generates SharedImages class with given monitored folder. It also supports structural palette according to sub folders.

  1. Select a plugin project, and press right mouse button.
  2. Select “Configure > Enable Shared Image Generator”
  3. That’s all

It also generates icon preview in Java doc, and it also supports Graphiti Image Provider, Re-factoring.

Bundle Image Navigator

Bundle Image View lets you can re-use eclipse image resources. Just drag them into your project.

Wokspace Launcher

This feature is very useful to OSX users. It adds “Launch Workspace” menu below “Switch Workspace”. So you can easily launch another workspace without quitting current one.

Crazy Outline

This cute crazy view provides insightful way to navigate source code.

Snapshot tool (WIP)

You can find small camera on toolbar, It allows you to capture part or toolbar easily. With Ctrl(or command) key, you can capture entire shell with Shadow.

It is very useful when you write some manual about your plugins. It also supports cute camera flash animation and shutter sound 🙂


  1. open market place client (press Ctrl + 3, and type marketplace)
  2. type “Jeeeyul” into search field.
  3. press “install” button next to “PDE-tools”


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  1. 2012/10/16 at 9:21 pm

    Very cool, man !
    thanks for sharing it 😉

  2. Curtis Windatt
    2012/10/17 at 12:54 am

    This is interesting as PDE is currently integrating a different contributed plug-in image browsing view. Perhaps some of your work could be integrated.

    I think you should offer to contribute your Icon Preview feature to JDT so it can be part of the package explorer by default.

    Does your workspace launcher start a new instance of eclipse from the launcher (exe, etc) or is it using a launch configuration?

  3. Bananeweizen
    2012/10/17 at 8:19 pm

    You noticed that the refresh.gif icon is not shown correctly on the screenshot?

    • 2012/10/17 at 8:38 pm

      Refresh icon is 64×64, Old version of pde-tools doesn’t provide preview for larger than 16×16. It’s screenshot of old version. Don’t mind 🙂

  4. 2012/10/19 at 10:50 pm

    Torkild U. Resheim (@torkildr) :

    Hi Jeeeyul. You’ll find code with better handling of this in https://github.com/turesheim/eclipse-utilities. I love you tool though. Pretty awesome :-)

    Thanks a lot! Yours seems to much better and simple!

  5. 2012/10/21 at 3:32 am

    Really thanks for the plugin, nice and very useful
    Liked the “launch new work-space” and “crazy outline”

  6. 2012/10/21 at 3:45 am

    curious to know , what PDE stand for ?

    • 2012/10/22 at 11:58 am

      Originally PDE tools is created for Eclipse Plugins Developers(me and my team). PDE stands for Plugin Development Environment.

  7. mbooth
    2012/11/01 at 10:59 pm

    The clipboard history is a really nice feature and is useful not just for PDE developers — you should get it included upstream in the eclipse platform 🙂

  8. Wayne Beaton
    2012/11/17 at 10:42 am

    You should contribute these to the PDE project.

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