Andy Thomas Andy Thomas - 6 months ago 32
Java Question

Eclipse RCP: Parallel jobs presented in one progress dialog?

I would like to show progress of multiple Jobs running in parallel, but in only one progress dialog.

But each call to Job.setUser() seems to result in a new progress dialog.

I've tried:

  • Setting a common progress group on all the jobs (obtained via IJobManager.createProgressGroup()).

  • Having one parent job call setUser() and join a job family to which all the parallel jobs belong. (This results in a message that progress is blocked on the parent job, by the background tasks.)

What pattern can I follow to result in all the parallel jobs appearing in one progress dialog?

Answer Source

Have you tried using org.eclipse.ui.progress.UIJob. Checkout this link see the download link at the bottom of the page, though I am not sure how relevant the solution is after 6 years.

The tutorial executes two jobs simultaneously.


The good thing about eclipse is that the source code is readily available :) . Just hack through the progress view source. Essentially the idea is same, what you need to translate is Progress View -> Composite to Your Dialog -> Composite.

Hope this will help.

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