Eclipse Plugin

This section describes the TICS Eclipse Plugin. This plugin can be used in Eclipse 3.4+ and versions of Wind River Workbench based on Eclipse 3.4+.

Installation

There are two ways to install the Eclipse plugin: manually or through the TICS Installer.

TICS Installer

Under Windows, the easiest way to install the TICS Plugin is to use the TICS installer.

Close Eclipse, run the TICS installer and select Single Server or Multi Server->TICS client

When getting to the TICS Add-ins dialog, select Eclipse.

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The TICS Add-ins step in the TICS installer.

Complete the installation.

Manual Installation

Add the TICS Plugin to Eclipse without installer.

You need to have one of these files ready:

Here, the version number (8.0.0.v30413) may differ. The latter plugin is for CDT (C/C++) development in Eclipse. The former plugin is for Java (JDT) development. You can install both without any trouble.

Follow the steps to add this plugin to your Eclipse environment.

Usage

The TICS Eclipse Plugin provides a toolbar with four buttons.

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The Eclipse workspace with the TICS buttons.
The TICS buttons have the following meaning.

TICS Pane

The TICS Eclipse Plugin also provides a new pane in which the violations can be viewed, sorted, and filtered.

Opening the TICS Pane

The TICS Pane should automatically open after an analysis has been run from Eclipse. It can also be opened manually by following these steps:

Using the TICS Pane

The TICS Pane is shown in the image below.

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The TICS pane.

Some of the functionality offered by the TICS Pane includes: