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<title>Understanding Decorators in Eclipse</title>
<date>January 16, 2003</date>
<name>Balaji Krish-Sampath</name>
Decorators, as the name suggests, are used for
adorning/annotating resources with useful information.
Decorators can be used by plug-ins to convey more information
about a resource and other objects displayed in different
workbench views. This article, with the help of a simple plug-in
example, will illustrate the steps involved in decorating
resources, along with some best practice approaches for
decorating resources. Finally, we will discuss performance
issues that may arise when enabling decorators, and briefly go
over the new lightweight decorators found in Eclipse 2.1.