Drag and drop support for your parts within the workbench in Eclipse e4

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Some of you may have noticed that you cannot drag and drop your parts (views and editors) within an Eclipse e4 application by default.

To make this work add a dependency to the plugin “org.eclipse.e4.ui.workbench.addons.swt” and add the Add-On “org.eclipse.e4.ui.workbench.addons.dndaddon.DnDAddon” to your “Application.e4xmi”. For example you could add it via the following:

I also updated my Eclipse e4 Tutorial.

Many thanks to Tom Schindl for the tip.

[Update] The D&D in the user interface creates additional containers. To get ride of them use the Add-On platform:/plugin/org.eclipse.e4.ui.workbench.addons.swt/org.eclipse.e4.ui.workbench.addons.cleanupaddon.CleanupAddon