How do I hide the description area in property window

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By tweaking the preferences of the "showDescriptionArea". In any layer.xml file (for example the one of branding) add

    <folder name="Preferences">
        <folder name="org">
            <folder name="openide">
                <file name="" url=""/>

and then next to your layer.xml file create the that contains:


I found this by looking at the PropUtils class in the NBP sources.

Taken from mailing list, contributed by Jean-Marc Borer