public interface IEditorLauncherAn editor launcher is used to launch external editors on a file in the local file system.
Clients should implement this interface to define a new type of editor launcher. Each new launcher must be registered as an editor in the workbench's editor extension point (named
"org.eclipse.ui.editors"). For example, the plug-in's XML markup might contain:
<extension point = "org.eclipse.ui.editors"> <editor id="org.eclipse.ui.SwingEditorLauncher" name="Swing Editor" extensions="xml" launcher="org.eclipse.ui.examples.swingeditor.SwingEditorLauncher" icon="icons/xml.gif"> </editor> </extension>
In this example a launcher has been registered for use with
xmlfiles. Once registered, the launcher will appear in the
Open Withmenu for an
xmlfile. If the item is invoked the workbench will create an instance of the launcher class and call
openon it, passing the input file.
void open(IPath file)Launches this external editor to edit the file at the given location in the local file system.
file- the local file system path of the file to edit