To develop a standalone desktop GUI application by using eclipse RCP, exporting it to be a product is necessary. This tutorial is about how to use the Eclipse Product export wizard to generate executable stand-alone desktop application.
This article assumes that you know how to build a plug-in project by using eclipse RCP wizard. Here is a post about how to do it and how each part plays a role.
1. Right click on the project
2. Now you have a product configuration and the overview page shows up.
At the bottom, there are tabs like Overview, Dependencies, Configuration, Launching, Splash, Branding, Licensing. Each of them will be explained individually below.
5. Test what so far
This the generated exe file does not run correctly, one possible reason is that execution environment may not be correct. Go to next step.
Click "Environment" button, and find the best match of your development. The problem at step 5 above should be gone.
The 6 separate BMP images or a single ICO file is for the logo of the executable file that is finally generated.
The splash screen appears when the product launches. If its location is not specified, the 'splash.bmp' file is assumed to be in the product's defining plug-in.
Images for application window are configured in this section. These images must be in GIF format. The 16x16 image appears in the upper-left corner of the window and task bar and the 32x32 image appears in the Alt+Tab application switcher.
1. If running generated executable does not have splash screen, then go to plugin.xml -> Binary Build -> check all required resources.
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