Sunday, May 17, 2009

MultiPage Editor Tab Traverse Eclipse Plug-in

The MultiPage editors such as plug-in manifest editor do not support navigation of tabs (pages of the editor) using keyboard. This plug-in implements that functionality for any MultiPage editor that subclasses org.eclipse.ui.part.MultiPageEditorPart and uses org.eclipse.swt.custom.CTabFolder to implement the tab folder.


Starting with Overview tab:

Type CTRL+TAB to go to Dependencies tab:

Type CTRL+SHIFT+TAB instead to go to tab:

1 comment:

Sandip Chitale said...

I recently learned that in Eclipse 3.5 MultiPage Editors support tab traversal using the keybinding: ALT+PAGE DOWN (next tab) and ALT+PAGE UP (previous tab).