Interface IBundleGroup


  • public interface IBundleGroup
    Bundle groups represent a logical collection of plug-ins (aka bundles). Bundle groups do not contain their constituents but rather collect them together under a common label. The main role of a bundle group is to report to the system (e.g., the About dialog) what bundles have been installed. They are not intended for use in managing the set of bundles they represent.

    Since the bulk of the branding related information is specific to the consumer, bundle groups also carry an arbitrary set of properties. The valid set of key-value pairs and their interpretation defined by the consumer in the target environment.

    The Eclipse UI is the typical consumer of bundle groups and defines various property keys that it will use, for example, to display About information. See org.eclipse.ui.branding.IBundleGroupConstants.

    Since:
    3.0
    See Also:
    IBundleGroupProvider
    • Method Detail

      • getIdentifier

        String getIdentifier()
        Returns the identifier of this bundle group. Bundle groups are uniquely identified by the combination of their identifier and their version.
        Returns:
        the identifier for this bundle group
        See Also:
        getVersion()
      • getName

        String getName()
        Returns the human-readable name of this bundle group.
        Returns:
        the human-readable name
      • getVersion

        String getVersion()
        Returns the version of this bundle group. Bundle group version strings have the same format as bundle versions (i.e., major.minor.service.qualifier). Bundle groups are uniquely identified by the combination of their identifier and their version.
        Returns:
        the string form of this bundle group's version
        See Also:
        getIdentifier()
      • getDescription

        String getDescription()
        Returns a text description of this bundle group.
        Returns:
        text description of this bundle group
      • getProviderName

        String getProviderName()
        Returns the name of the provider of this bundle group.
        Returns:
        the name of the provider or null if none
      • getBundles

        Bundle[] getBundles()
        Returns a list of all bundles supplied by this bundle group.
        Returns:
        the bundles supplied by this bundle group
      • getProperty

        String getProperty​(String key)
        Returns the property of this bundle group with the given key. null is returned if there is no such key/value pair.
        Parameters:
        key - the name of the property to return
        Returns:
        the value associated with the given key or null if none