Class PreferencePage

    • Constructor Detail

      • PreferencePage

        protected PreferencePage()
        Creates a new preference page with an empty title and no image.
      • PreferencePage

        protected PreferencePage​(String title)
        Creates a new preference page with the given title and no image.
        Parameters:
        title - the title of this preference page
      • PreferencePage

        protected PreferencePage​(String title,
                                 ImageDescriptor image)
        Creates a new abstract preference page with the given title and image.
        Parameters:
        title - the title of this preference page
        image - the image for this preference page, or null if none
    • Method Detail

      • computeSize

        public Point computeSize()
        Computes the size for this page's UI control.

        The default implementation of this IPreferencePage method returns the size set by setSize; if no size has been set, but the page has a UI control, the framework method doComputeSize is called to compute the size.

        Specified by:
        computeSize in interface IPreferencePage
        Returns:
        the size of the preference page encoded as new Point(width,height), or (0,0) if the page doesn't currently have any UI component
      • contributeButtons

        protected void contributeButtons​(Composite parent)
        Contributes additional buttons to the given composite.

        The default implementation of this framework hook method does nothing. Subclasses should override this method to contribute buttons to this page's button bar. For each button a subclass contributes, it must also increase the parent's grid layout number of columns by one; that is,

         ((GridLayout) parent.getLayout()).numColumns++);
         
        Parameters:
        parent - the button bar
      • createContents

        protected abstract Control createContents​(Composite parent)
        Creates and returns the SWT control for the customized body of this preference page under the given parent composite.

        This framework method must be implemented by concrete subclasses. Any subclass returning a Composite object whose Layout has default margins (for example, a GridLayout) is expected to set the margins of this Layout to 0 pixels.

        Parameters:
        parent - the parent composite
        Returns:
        the new control
      • createControl

        public void createControl​(Composite parent)
        The PreferencePage implementation of this IDialogPage method creates a description label and button bar for the page. It calls createContents to create the custom contents of the page.

        If a subclass that overrides this method creates a Composite that has a layout with default margins (for example, a GridLayout) it is expected to set the margins of this Layout to 0 pixels.

        Specified by:
        createControl in interface IDialogPage
        Parameters:
        parent - the parent composite
        See Also:
        IDialogPage.createControl(Composite)
      • applyDialogFont

        protected void applyDialogFont​(Composite composite)
        Apply the dialog font to the composite and it's children if it is set. Subclasses may override if they wish to set the font themselves.
        Parameters:
        composite -
      • createDescriptionLabel

        protected Label createDescriptionLabel​(Composite parent)
        Creates and returns an SWT label under the given composite.
        Parameters:
        parent - the parent composite
        Returns:
        the new label
      • doComputeSize

        protected Point doComputeSize()
        Computes the size needed by this page's UI control.

        All pages should override this method and set the appropriate sizes of their widgets, and then call super.doComputeSize.

        Returns:
        the size of the preference page encoded as new Point(width,height)
      • doGetPreferenceStore

        protected IPreferenceStore doGetPreferenceStore()
        Returns the preference store of this preference page.

        This is a framework hook method for subclasses to return a page-specific preference store. The default implementation returns null.

        Returns:
        the preference store, or null if none
      • getContainer

        public IPreferencePageContainer getContainer()
        Returns the container of this page.
        Returns:
        the preference page container, or null if this page has yet to be added to a container
      • getPreferenceStore

        public IPreferenceStore getPreferenceStore()
        Returns the preference store of this preference page.
        Returns:
        the preference store , or null if none
      • isValid

        public boolean isValid()
        The preference page implementation of an IPreferencePage method returns whether this preference page is valid. Preference pages are considered valid by default; call setValid(false) to make a page invalid.
        Specified by:
        isValid in interface IPreferencePage
        Returns:
        true if the page is in a valid state, and false if invalid
        See Also:
        IPreferencePage.isValid()
      • noDefaultAndApplyButton

        protected void noDefaultAndApplyButton()
        Suppresses creation of the standard Default and Apply buttons for this page.

        Subclasses wishing a preference page without these buttons should call this framework method before the page's control has been created.

      • noDefaultButton

        protected void noDefaultButton()
        Suppress creation of the standard Default button for this page.

        Subclasses wishing a preference page with this button should call this framework method before the page's control has been created.

        Since:
        3.11
      • okToLeave

        public boolean okToLeave()
        The PreferencePage implementation of this IPreferencePage method returns true if the page is valid.
        Specified by:
        okToLeave in interface IPreferencePage
        Returns:
        false to abort page flipping and the have the current page remain visible, and true to allow the page flip
        See Also:
        IPreferencePage.okToLeave()
      • performApply

        protected void performApply()
        Performs special processing when this page's Apply button has been pressed.

        This is a framework hook method for subclasses to do special things when the Apply button has been pressed. The default implementation of this framework method simply calls performOk to simulate the pressing of the page's OK button.

        See Also:
        performOk(), performCancel()
      • performCancel

        public boolean performCancel()
        The preference page implementation of an IPreferencePage method performs special processing when this page's Cancel button has been pressed.

        This is a framework hook method for subclasses to do special things when the Cancel button has been pressed. The default implementation of this framework method does nothing and returns true.

        Note that UI guidelines on different platforms disagree on whether Cancel should revert changes that have been applied with the Apply button. Windows wants applied changes to persist on Cancel, whereas Mac and GTK consider Apply a preview that should not be saved on Cancel. Eclipse applications typically adhere to the Windows guidelines and just override performOk() and save preferences there.

        Specified by:
        performCancel in interface IPreferencePage
        Returns:
        false to abort the container's cancel procedure and true to allow the cancel to happen
        See Also:
        IPreferencePage.performCancel()
      • performDefaults

        protected void performDefaults()
        Performs special processing when this page's Defaults button has been pressed.

        This is a framework hook method for subclasses to do special things when the Defaults button has been pressed. Subclasses may override, but should call super.performDefaults.

      • performOk

        public boolean performOk()
        Description copied from interface: IPreferencePage
        Notifies that the OK button of this page's container has been pressed.
        Specified by:
        performOk in interface IPreferencePage
        Returns:
        false to abort the container's OK processing and true to allow the OK to happen
      • setPreferenceStore

        public void setPreferenceStore​(IPreferenceStore store)
        Sets the preference store for this preference page.

        If preferenceStore is set to null, getPreferenceStore will invoke doGetPreferenceStore the next time it is called.

        Parameters:
        store - the preference store, or null
        See Also:
        getPreferenceStore()
      • setSize

        public void setSize​(Point uiSize)
        Description copied from interface: IPreferencePage
        Sets the size of this page's UI component.
        Specified by:
        setSize in interface IPreferencePage
        Parameters:
        uiSize - the size of the preference page encoded as new Point(width,height)
      • setTitle

        public void setTitle​(String title)
        The PreferencePage implementation of this IDialogPage method extends the DialogPage implementation to update the preference page container title. Subclasses may extend.
        Specified by:
        setTitle in interface IDialogPage
        Overrides:
        setTitle in class DialogPage
        Parameters:
        title - the title of this dialog page, or null if none
        See Also:
        IDialogPage.setTitle(String)
      • setValid

        public void setValid​(boolean b)
        Sets whether this page is valid. The enable state of the container buttons and the apply button is updated when a page's valid state changes.

        Parameters:
        b - the new valid state
      • updateApplyButton

        protected void updateApplyButton()
        Updates the enabled state of the Apply button to reflect whether this page is valid.
      • createNoteComposite

        protected Composite createNoteComposite​(Font font,
                                                Composite composite,
                                                String title,
                                                String message)
        Creates a composite with a highlighted Note entry and a message text. This is designed to take up the full width of the page.
        Parameters:
        font - the font to use
        composite - the parent composite
        title - the title of the note
        message - the message for the note
        Returns:
        the composite for the note
      • getApplyButton

        protected Button getApplyButton()
        Returns the Apply button.
        Returns:
        the Apply button
      • getDefaultsButton

        protected Button getDefaultsButton()
        Returns the Restore Defaults button.
        Returns:
        the Restore Defaults button
      • performHelp

        public void performHelp()
        Description copied from class: DialogPage
        This default implementation of an IDialogPage method does nothing. Subclasses should override to take some action in response to a help request.
        Specified by:
        performHelp in interface IDialogPage
        Overrides:
        performHelp in class DialogPage
      • applyData

        public void applyData​(Object data)
        Applies the given data to this page.

        It is up to the subclasses to specify the contract and the data format. The contract is not guaranteed if the subclass is in an internal package.

        Note: The implementation must silently ignore all unknown data.

        The default implementation does nothing.

        Parameters:
        data - the data as specified by the subclass
        Since:
        3.1
      • setErrorMessage

        public void setErrorMessage​(String newMessage)
        Description copied from class: DialogPage
        Sets or clears the error message for this page.
        Overrides:
        setErrorMessage in class DialogPage
        Parameters:
        newMessage - the message, or null to clear the error message
      • setMessage

        public void setMessage​(String newMessage,
                               int newType)
        Description copied from class: DialogPage
        Sets the message for this page with an indication of what type of message it is.

        The valid message types are one of NONE, INFORMATION,WARNING, or ERROR.

        Note that for backward compatibility, a message of type ERROR is different than an error message (set using setErrorMessage). An error message overrides the current message until the error message is cleared. This method replaces the current message and does not affect the error message.

        Overrides:
        setMessage in class DialogPage
        Parameters:
        newMessage - the message, or null to clear the message
        newType - the message type