Object Oriented and Rule-based Design of Visual Languages using Tiger

Claudia Ermel, Karsten Ehrig, Gabriele Taentzer, Eduard Weiss


In this paper we present the state-of-the-art of the TIGER environment for the generation of visual editor plug-ins in Eclipse, with the focus on its Designer component, a visual environment for object oriented and rule-based design of visual languages. Based on an alphabet for finite automata we show how a visual language can be designed by defining the abstract and concrete syntax of the visual language and syntax directed editing operations in the generated editor plug-in.
For the graphical layout we use the Graphical Editing Framework (GEF) of ECLIPSE which offers an efficient and standardized way for graphical layouting.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14279/tuj.eceasst.1.86

DOI (PDF): http://dx.doi.org/10.14279/tuj.eceasst.1.86.57

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