Class ExtensionFactory

    • Field Detail

      • APPEARANCE_PREFERENCE_PAGE

        public static final String APPEARANCE_PREFERENCE_PAGE
        Factory ID for the Appearance preference page.
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      • COLORS_AND_FONTS_PREFERENCE_PAGE

        public static final String COLORS_AND_FONTS_PREFERENCE_PAGE
        Factory ID for the Colors and Fonts preference page.
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      • DECORATORS_PREFERENCE_PAGE

        public static final String DECORATORS_PREFERENCE_PAGE
        Factory ID for the Decorators preference page.
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      • EDITORS_PREFERENCE_PAGE

        public static final String EDITORS_PREFERENCE_PAGE
        Factory ID for the Editors preference page.
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      • FILE_ASSOCIATIONS_PREFERENCE_PAGE

        public static final String FILE_ASSOCIATIONS_PREFERENCE_PAGE
        Factory ID for the File Associations preference page.
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      • KEYS_PREFERENCE_PAGE

        public static final String KEYS_PREFERENCE_PAGE
        Factory ID for the Keys preference page.
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      • NEW_KEYS_PREFERENCE_PAGE

        public static final String NEW_KEYS_PREFERENCE_PAGE
        Factory ID for the new (and improved) keys preference page.
        Since:
        3.2
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      • PERSPECTIVES_PREFERENCE_PAGE

        public static final String PERSPECTIVES_PREFERENCE_PAGE
        Factory ID for the Perspectives preference page.
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      • PREFERENCES_EXPORT_WIZARD

        public static final String PREFERENCES_EXPORT_WIZARD
        Factory ID for the Preferences export wizard.
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      • PREFERENCES_IMPORT_WIZARD

        public static final String PREFERENCES_IMPORT_WIZARD
        Factory ID for the Preferences import wizard.
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      • WORKBENCH_PREFERENCE_PAGE

        public static final String WORKBENCH_PREFERENCE_PAGE
        Factory ID for the Workbench preference page.
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      • CONTENT_TYPES_PREFERENCE_PAGE

        public static final String CONTENT_TYPES_PREFERENCE_PAGE
        Factory ID for the ContentTypes preference page.
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      • SHOW_IN_CONTRIBUTION

        public static final String SHOW_IN_CONTRIBUTION
        Factory ID for the show in contribution.
        Since:
        3.4
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    • Constructor Detail

      • ExtensionFactory

        public ExtensionFactory()
        Constructs a new workbench extension factory.
    • Method Detail

      • setInitializationData

        public void setInitializationData​(IConfigurationElement config,
                                          String propertyName,
                                          Object data)
                                   throws CoreException
        Description copied from interface: IExecutableExtension
        This method is called by the implementation of the method IConfigurationElement.createExecutableExtension on a newly constructed extension, passing it its relevant configuration information. Most executable extensions only make use of the first two call arguments.

        Regular executable extensions specify their Java implementation class name as an attribute of the configuration element for the extension. For example

             <action run="com.example.BaseAction"/>
         

        In the above example, this method would be called with a reference to the <action> element (first argument), and "run" as the name of the attribute that defined this executable extension (second argument).

        The last parameter is for the specific use of extension adapters and is typically not used by regular executable extensions.

        There are two supported ways of associating additional adapter-specific data with the configuration in a way that is transparent to the extension point implementor:

        (1) by specifying adapter data as part of the implementation class attribute value. The Java class name can be followed by a ":" separator, followed by any adapter data in string form. For example, if the extension point specifies an attribute "run" to contain the name of the extension implementation, an adapter can be configured as

             <action run="com.example.ExternalAdapter:./cmds/util.exe -opt 3"/>
         

        (2) by converting the attribute used to specify the executable extension to a child element of the original configuration element, and specifying the adapter data in the form of xml markup. Using this form, the example above would become

             <action>
                 <run class="com.xyz.ExternalAdapter">
                     <parameter name="exec" value="./cmds/util.exe"/>
                     <parameter name="opt"  value="3"/>
                 </run>
             </action>
         

        Form (2) will typically only be used for extension points that anticipate the majority of extensions configured into it will in fact be in the form of adapters.

        In either case, the specified adapter class is instantiated using its 0-argument public constructor. The adapter data is passed as the last argument of this method. The data argument is defined as Object. It can have the following values:

        • null, if no adapter data was supplied
        • in case (1), the initialization data string is passed as a String
        • in case (2), the initialization data is passed as a Hashtable containing the actual parameter names and values (both Strings)
        Specified by:
        setInitializationData in interface IExecutableExtension
        Parameters:
        config - the configuration element used to trigger this execution. It can be queried by the executable extension for specific configuration properties
        propertyName - the name of an attribute of the configuration element used on the createExecutableExtension(String) call. This argument can be used in the cases where a single configuration element is used to define multiple executable extensions.
        data - adapter data in the form of a String, a Hashtable, or null.
        Throws:
        CoreException - if error(s) detected during initialization processing
        See Also:
        IConfigurationElement.createExecutableExtension(String)