HOWTO provide GUI feedback when a Job is completed

The Job framework is almost "The Framework" to use when executing any lengthy procedures inside Eclipse environment.
I’ve yet to encounter a scenario where
(my original solace) can’t be replaced by a Job well done (ya, corny).

So, back to the main question: How do you
respond "Job done!" to the user after your Job has finished execution? Simple, create an implementation of

IJobChangeListener. And, at the public void done(IJobChangeEvent event) do:

// note: you'll have to call addJobChangeListener() before
// schedule() for this to take effect..
if (event.getResult().isOK()) {
Display.getDefault().asyncExec(new Runnable() {
public void run() {
IAction action = new Action("Job Done") {
public void run() {
"Job done!");


Note that the bold section is the real meat of what you’d really wanted to do. But without doing all these Display… thing, you’ll definitely get the nasty org.eclipse.swt.SWTException: Invalid thread access

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