Tuesday, February 17, 2009

How to add popup menu to your SWT/JFace TreeViewer

Hi, in your applications main class (that extends ApplicationWindow) in protected Control createContents(Composite parent) method you should add code like this:
//Author: Darius Kucinskas (c) 2008-2009
//Email: d[dot]kucinskas[eta]gmail[dot]com
//Blog: http://blog-of-darius.blogspot.com/
//License: GPL

// Create the popup menu
  MenuManager menuMgr = new MenuManager();
  Menu menu = menuMgr.createContextMenu(mTreeViewer.getControl());
  menuMgr.addMenuListener(new IMenuListener() {
    public void menuAboutToShow(IMenuManager manager) {
      if(mTreeViewer.getSelection().isEmpty()) {
      if(mTreeViewer.getSelection() instanceof IStructuredSelection) {
        IStructuredSelection selection = (IStructuredSelection)mTreeViewer.getSelection();
        DatabaseModelObject object = (DatabaseModelObject)selection.getFirstElement();

        if (object.getType() == DATABASE_OBJECT_TYPE.TABLE){
          manager.add(new ShowTableDataAction(SWTApp.this));

DatabaseModelObject - is class from my problem domain (specific to my program). mTreeViewer - is object of TreeViewer class (JFace). Thanks, have a nice day!