Class Infocenter


  • public class Infocenter
    extends Object
    This is a standalone infocenter. It takes care of launching the Eclipse with its help system implementation. This class can be instantiated and used in a Java program, or can be launched from command line. Usage as a Java component:
    • create an instantance of this class
    • call start(), infocenter will run
    • when no longer needed call shutdown().
    • Constructor Detail

      • Infocenter

        public Infocenter​(String[] options)
        Constructs Infocenter
        Parameters:
        options - array of String options and their values

        Option -eclipseHome dir specifies Eclipse installation directory. This directory is a parent to "plugins" directory and eclipse executable. The option must be provided, when current directory from which infocenter is launched, is not the same as Eclipse installation directory.

        Option -host helpServerHost specifies host name of the interface that help server will use. It overrides host name specified in the application server plugin preferences.

        Option -port helpServerPort specifies port number that help server will use. It overrides port number specified in the application server plugin preferences.

        Option -dir rtl sets right-to-left rendering direction of help UI in the browser.

        Option -noexec indicates that Eclipse executable should not be used.

        Additionally, most options accepted by Eclipse execuable are supported.

    • Method Detail

      • start

        public void start()
                   throws Exception
        Starts the stand alone infocenter.
        Throws:
        Exception
      • shutdown

        public void shutdown()
                      throws Exception
        Shuts-down the stand alone infocenter.
        Throws:
        Exception
      • main

        public static void main​(String[] args)
        Controls start up and shut down of infocenter from command line.
        Parameters:
        args - array of String containing options.
        Options are:
        -command start | shutdown [-eclipsehome eclipseInstallPath] [-host helpServerHost] [-port helpServerPort] [-dir rtl] [-noexec] [platform options] [-vmargs JavaVMarguments]
        where:
        • eclipseInstallPath specifies Eclipse installation directory; it must be provided, when current directory is not the same as Eclipse installation directory,
        • helpServerHost specifies host name of the interface that help server will use, it overrides host name specified the application server plugin preferences
        • helpServerPort specifies port number that help server will use, it overrides port number specified the application server plugin preferences.
        • -dir rtl sets right-to-left rendering direction of help UI in the browser.
        • -noexec option indicates that Eclipse executable should not be used.
        • platform options are other options that are supported by Eclipse Executable.