Interface IWorkbenchPage

  • All Superinterfaces:
    IPartService, ISelectionService

    public interface IWorkbenchPage
    extends IPartService, ISelectionService
    A workbench page consists of an arrangement of views and editors intended to be presented together to the user in a single workbench window.

    A page can contain 0 or more views and 0 or more editors. These views and editors are contained wholly within the page and are not shared with other pages. The layout and visible action set for the page is defined by a perspective.

    The number of views and editors within a page is restricted to simplify part management for the user. In particular:

    • Unless a view explicitly allows for multiple instances in its plug-in declaration there will be only one instance in a given workbench page.
    • Only one editor can exist for each editor input within a page.

    This interface is not intended to be implemented by clients.

    See Also:
    IPerspectiveDescriptor, IEditorPart, IViewPart
    Restriction:
    This interface is not intended to be implemented by clients.
    • Method Detail

      • activate

        void activate​(IWorkbenchPart part)
        Activates the given part. The part will be brought to the front and given focus. The part must belong to this page.
        Parameters:
        part - the part to activate
      • bringToTop

        void bringToTop​(IWorkbenchPart part)
        Moves the given part forward in the Z order of this page so as to make it visible, without changing which part has focus. The part must belong to this page.
        Parameters:
        part - the part to bring forward
      • close

        boolean close()
        Closes this workbench page. If this page is the active one, this honor is passed along to one of the window's other pages if possible.

        If the page has an open editor with unsaved content, the user will be given the opportunity to save it.

        Returns:
        true if the page was successfully closed, and false if it is still open
      • closeAllEditors

        boolean closeAllEditors​(boolean save)
        Closes all of the editors belonging to this workbench page.

        If the page has open editors with unsaved content and save is true, the user will be given the opportunity to save them.

        Parameters:
        save - true to save the editor contents if required (recommended), and false to discard any unsaved changes
        Returns:
        true if all editors were successfully closed, and false if at least one is still open
      • closeEditors

        boolean closeEditors​(IEditorReference[] editorRefs,
                             boolean save)
        Closes the given Array of editor references. The editors must belong to this workbench page.

        If any of the editors have unsaved content and save is true, the user will be given the opportunity to save them.

        Parameters:
        editorRefs - the editors to close
        save - true to save the editor contents if required (recommended), and false to discard any unsaved changes
        Returns:
        true if the editors were successfully closed, and false if the editors are still open
        Since:
        3.0
      • closeEditor

        boolean closeEditor​(IEditorPart editor,
                            boolean save)
        Closes the given editor. The editor must belong to this workbench page.

        If the editor has unsaved content and save is true, the user will be given the opportunity to save it.

        Parameters:
        editor - the editor to close
        save - true to save the editor contents if required (recommended), and false to discard any unsaved changes
        Returns:
        true if the editor was successfully closed, and false if the editor is still open
      • findView

        IViewPart findView​(String viewId)
        Returns the view in this page with the specified id. There is at most one view in the page with the specified id.
        Parameters:
        viewId - the id of the view extension to use
        Returns:
        the view, or null if none is found
      • findViewReference

        IViewReference findViewReference​(String viewId)
        Returns the view reference with the specified id.
        Parameters:
        viewId - the id of the view extension to use
        Returns:
        the view reference, or null if none is found
        Since:
        3.0
      • findViewReference

        IViewReference findViewReference​(String viewId,
                                         String secondaryId)
        Returns the view reference with the specified id and secondary id.
        Parameters:
        viewId - the id of the view extension to use
        secondaryId - the secondary id to use, or null for no secondary id
        Returns:
        the view reference, or null if none is found
        Since:
        3.0
      • getActiveEditor

        IEditorPart getActiveEditor()
        Returns the active editor open in this page.

        This is the visible editor on the page, or, if there is more than one visible editor, this is the one most recently brought to top.

        Returns:
        the active editor, or null if no editor is active
      • findEditor

        IEditorPart findEditor​(IEditorInput input)
        Returns the editor with the specified input. Returns null if there is no opened editor with that input.
        Parameters:
        input - the editor input
        Returns:
        an editor with input equals to input
      • findEditors

        IEditorReference[] findEditors​(IEditorInput input,
                                       String editorId,
                                       int matchFlags)
        Returns an array of editor references that match the given input and/or editor id, as specified by the given match flags. Returns an empty array if there are no matching editors, or if matchFlags is MATCH_NONE.
        Parameters:
        input - the editor input, or null if MATCH_INPUT is not specified in matchFlags
        editorId - the editor id, or null if MATCH_ID is not specified in matchFlags
        matchFlags - a bit mask consisting of zero or more of the MATCH_* constants OR-ed together
        Returns:
        the references for the matching editors
        Since:
        3.2
        See Also:
        MATCH_NONE, MATCH_INPUT, MATCH_ID
      • getEditors

        @Deprecated
        IEditorPart[] getEditors()
        Deprecated.
        Clients are encouraged to use getEditorReferences() instead. Calling this method has the side effect of restoring all the editors in the page which can cause plug-in activation.
        Returns a list of the editors open in this page.

        Note that each page has its own editors; editors are never shared between pages.

        Returns:
        a list of open editors
      • getEditorReferences

        IEditorReference[] getEditorReferences()
        Returns an array of references to open editors in this page.

        Note that each page has its own editors; editors are never shared between pages.

        Returns:
        a list of open editors
      • getDirtyEditors

        IEditorPart[] getDirtyEditors()
        Returns a list of dirty editors in this page.
        Returns:
        a list of dirty editors
      • getInput

        IAdaptable getInput()
        Returns the input for this page.
        Returns:
        the input for this page, or null if none
      • getLabel

        String getLabel()
        Returns the page label. This will be a unique identifier within the containing workbench window.
        Returns:
        the page label
      • getViewReferences

        IViewReference[] getViewReferences()
        Returns a list of the reference to views visible on this page.

        Note that each page has its own views; views are never shared between pages.

        Returns:
        a list of references to visible views
      • getViews

        @Deprecated
        IViewPart[] getViews()
        Deprecated.
        Clients are encouraged to use getViewReferences() instead. Calling this method has the side effect of restoring all the views in the page which can cause plug-in activation.
        Returns a list of the views visible on this page.

        Note that each page has its own views; views are never shared between pages.

        Returns:
        a list of visible views
      • getWorkbenchWindow

        IWorkbenchWindow getWorkbenchWindow()
        Returns the workbench window of this page.
        Returns:
        the workbench window
      • getWorkingSet

        @Deprecated
        IWorkingSet getWorkingSet()
        Deprecated.
        individual views should store a working set if needed
        Returns the working set of this page.
        Returns:
        the working set of this page.
        Since:
        2.0
      • hideActionSet

        void hideActionSet​(String actionSetID)
        Hides an action set in this page.

        In most cases where this method is used the caller is tightly coupled to a particular action set. They define it in the registry and may make it visible in certain scenarios by calling showActionSet. A static variable is often used to identify the action set id in caller code.

        Parameters:
        actionSetID - the action set to hide
      • hideView

        void hideView​(IViewPart view)
        Hides the given view. The view must belong to this page.
        Parameters:
        view - the view to hide
      • hideView

        void hideView​(IViewReference view)
        Hides the given view that belongs to the reference, if any.
        Parameters:
        view - the references whos view is to be hidden
        Since:
        3.0
      • isPartVisible

        boolean isPartVisible​(IWorkbenchPart part)
        Returns whether the specified part is visible.
        Parameters:
        part - the part to test
        Returns:
        boolean true if part is visible
      • isEditorAreaVisible

        boolean isEditorAreaVisible()
        Returns whether the page's current perspective is showing the editor area.
        Returns:
        true when editor area visible, false otherwise
      • reuseEditor

        void reuseEditor​(IReusableEditor editor,
                         IEditorInput input)
        Reuses the specified editor by setting its new input.
        Parameters:
        editor - the editor to be reused
        input - the new input for the reusable editor
      • openEditor

        IEditorPart openEditor​(IEditorInput input,
                               String editorId)
                        throws PartInitException
        Opens an editor on the given input.

        If this page already has an editor open on the target input that editor is activated; otherwise, a new editor is opened. Two editor inputs, input1 and input2, are considered the same if

         input1.equals(input2) == true
         

        The editor type is determined by mapping editorId to an editor extension registered with the workbench. An editor id is passed rather than an editor object to prevent the accidental creation of more than one editor for the same input. It also guarantees a consistent lifecycle for editors, regardless of whether they are created by the user or restored from saved data.

        Parameters:
        input - the editor input
        editorId - the id of the editor extension to use
        Returns:
        an open and active editor, or null if an external editor was opened
        Throws:
        PartInitException - if the editor could not be created or initialized
      • openEditor

        IEditorPart openEditor​(IEditorInput input,
                               String editorId,
                               boolean activate)
                        throws PartInitException
        Opens an editor on the given input.

        If this page already has an editor open on the target input that editor is brought to the front; otherwise, a new editor is opened. Two editor inputs are considered the same if they equal. See Object.equals(Object) and IEditorInput. If activate == true the editor will be activated.

        The editor type is determined by mapping editorId to an editor extension registered with the workbench. An editor id is passed rather than an editor object to prevent the accidental creation of more than one editor for the same input. It also guarantees a consistent lifecycle for editors, regardless of whether they are created by the user or restored from saved data.

        Parameters:
        input - the editor input
        editorId - the id of the editor extension to use
        activate - if true the editor will be activated
        Returns:
        an open editor, or null if an external editor was opened
        Throws:
        PartInitException - if the editor could not be created or initialized
      • openEditor

        IEditorPart openEditor​(IEditorInput input,
                               String editorId,
                               boolean activate,
                               int matchFlags)
                        throws PartInitException
        Opens an editor on the given input.

        If this page already has an editor open that matches the given input and/or editor id (as specified by the matchFlags argument), that editor is brought to the front; otherwise, a new editor is opened. Two editor inputs are considered the same if they equal. See Object.equals(Object) and IEditorInput. If activate == true the editor will be activated.

        The editor type is determined by mapping editorId to an editor extension registered with the workbench. An editor id is passed rather than an editor object to prevent the accidental creation of more than one editor for the same input. It also guarantees a consistent lifecycle for editors, regardless of whether they are created by the user or restored from saved data.

        Parameters:
        input - the editor input
        editorId - the id of the editor extension to use
        activate - if true the editor will be activated
        matchFlags - a bit mask consisting of zero or more of the MATCH_* constants OR-ed together
        Returns:
        an open editor, or null if an external editor was opened
        Throws:
        PartInitException - if the editor could not be created or initialized
        Since:
        3.2
        See Also:
        MATCH_NONE, MATCH_INPUT, MATCH_ID
      • removePropertyChangeListener

        void removePropertyChangeListener​(IPropertyChangeListener listener)
        Removes the property change listener.
        Parameters:
        listener - the property change listener to remove
        Since:
        2.0
      • resetPerspective

        void resetPerspective()
        Changes the visible views, their layout, and the visible action sets within the page to match the current perspective descriptor. This is a rearrangement of components and not a replacement. The contents of the current perspective descriptor are unaffected.

        For more information on perspective change see setPerspective().

      • saveAllEditors

        boolean saveAllEditors​(boolean confirm)
        Saves the contents of all dirty editors belonging to this workbench page. If there are no dirty editors this method returns without effect.

        If confirm is true the user is prompted to confirm the command.

        Note that as of 3.2, this method also saves views that implement ISaveablePart and are dirty.

        Parameters:
        confirm - true to ask the user before saving unsaved changes (recommended), and false to save unsaved changes without asking
        Returns:
        true if the command succeeded, and false if the operation was canceled by the user or an error occurred while saving
      • saveEditor

        boolean saveEditor​(IEditorPart editor,
                           boolean confirm)
        Saves the contents of the given editor if dirty. If not, this method returns without effect.

        If confirm is true the user is prompted to confirm the command. Otherwise, the save happens without prompt.

        The editor must belong to this workbench page.

        Parameters:
        editor - the editor to close
        confirm - true to ask the user before saving unsaved changes (recommended), and false to save unsaved changes without asking
        Returns:
        true if the command succeeded, and false if the editor was not saved
      • savePerspective

        void savePerspective()
        Saves the visible views, their layout, and the visible action sets for this page to the current perspective descriptor. The contents of the current perspective descriptor are overwritten.
      • savePerspectiveAs

        void savePerspectiveAs​(IPerspectiveDescriptor perspective)
        Saves the visible views, their layout, and the visible action sets for this page to the given perspective descriptor. The contents of the given perspective descriptor are overwritten and it is made the current one for this page.
        Parameters:
        perspective - the perspective descriptor to save to
      • setEditorAreaVisible

        void setEditorAreaVisible​(boolean showEditorArea)
        Show or hide the editor area for the page's active perspective.
        Parameters:
        showEditorArea - true to show the editor area, false to hide the editor area
      • setPerspective

        void setPerspective​(IPerspectiveDescriptor perspective)
        Changes the visible views, their layout, and the visible action sets within the page to match the given perspective descriptor. This is a rearrangement of components and not a replacement. The contents of the old perspective descriptor are unaffected.

        When a perspective change occurs the old perspective is deactivated (hidden) and cached for future reference. Then the new perspective is activated (shown). The views within the page are shared by all existing perspectives to make it easy for the user to switch between one perspective and another quickly without loss of context.

        During activation the action sets are modified. If an action set is specified in the new perspective which is not visible in the old one it will be created. If an old action set is not specified in the new perspective it will be disposed.

        The visible views and their layout within the page also change. If a view is specified in the new perspective which is not visible in the old one a new instance of the view will be created. If an old view is not specified in the new perspective it will be hidden. This view may reappear if the user selects it from the View menu or if they switch to a perspective (which may be the old one) where the view is visible.

        The open editors are not modified by this method.

        Parameters:
        perspective - the perspective descriptor
      • showActionSet

        void showActionSet​(String actionSetID)
        Shows an action set in this page.

        In most cases where this method is used the caller is tightly coupled to a particular action set. They define it in the registry and may make it visible in certain scenarios by calling showActionSet. A static variable is often used to identify the action set id in caller code.

        Parameters:
        actionSetID - the action set to show
      • showView

        IViewPart showView​(String viewId)
                    throws PartInitException
        Shows the view identified by the given view id in this page and gives it focus. If there is a view identified by the given view id (and with no secondary id) already open in this page, it is given focus.
        Parameters:
        viewId - the id of the view extension to use
        Returns:
        the shown view
        Throws:
        PartInitException - if the view could not be initialized
      • showView

        IViewPart showView​(String viewId,
                           String secondaryId,
                           int mode)
                    throws PartInitException
        Shows a view in this page with the given id and secondary id. The behaviour of this method varies based on the supplied mode. If VIEW_ACTIVATE is supplied, the view is given focus. If VIEW_VISIBLE is supplied, then it is made visible but not given focus. Finally, if VIEW_CREATE is supplied the view is created and will only be made visible if it is not created in a folder that already contains visible views.

        This allows multiple instances of a particular view to be created. They are disambiguated using the secondary id. If a secondary id is given, the view must allow multiple instances by having specified allowMultiple="true" in its extension.

        Parameters:
        viewId - the id of the view extension to use
        secondaryId - the secondary id to use, or null for no secondary id
        mode - the activation mode. Must be VIEW_ACTIVATE, VIEW_VISIBLE or VIEW_CREATE
        Returns:
        a view
        Throws:
        PartInitException - if the view could not be initialized
        IllegalArgumentException - if the supplied mode is not valid
        Since:
        3.0
      • isEditorPinned

        boolean isEditorPinned​(IEditorPart editor)
        Returns true if the editor is pinned and should not be reused.
        Parameters:
        editor - the editor to test
        Returns:
        boolean whether the editor is pinned
      • getEditorReuseThreshold

        @Deprecated
        int getEditorReuseThreshold()
        Deprecated.
        Returns the number of open editors before reusing editors.
        Returns:
        a int
      • setEditorReuseThreshold

        @Deprecated
        void setEditorReuseThreshold​(int openEditors)
        Deprecated.
        use IPageLayout.setEditorReuseThreshold(int openEditors) instead.
        Set the number of open editors before reusing editors. If < 0 the user preference settings will be used.
        Parameters:
        openEditors - the threshold
      • getNavigationHistory

        INavigationHistory getNavigationHistory()
        Returns the navigation history which manages a list of entries keeping the history of places (positions, selection and editors) the user visited making it easier to the user to move back and forward without losing context.
        Returns:
        the navigation history
        Since:
        2.1
      • getViewStack

        IViewPart[] getViewStack​(IViewPart part)
        Returns an array of IViewParts that are stacked with the given part in the currently active perspective.
        Parameters:
        part - the part to test
        Returns:
        the parts that are stacked with this part, including the part in question. null is returned if the part does not belong to this page or the part is not contained in the active perspective. The parts are in LRU order.
        Since:
        3.0
      • getNewWizardShortcuts

        String[] getNewWizardShortcuts()
        Returns the new wizard shortcuts associated with the current perspective. Returns an empty array if there is no current perspective.
        Returns:
        an array of wizard identifiers
        Since:
        3.1
        See Also:
        IPageLayout.addNewWizardShortcut(String)
      • getPerspectiveShortcuts

        String[] getPerspectiveShortcuts()
        Returns the perspective shortcuts associated with the current perspective. Returns an empty array if there is no current perspective.
        Returns:
        an array of perspective identifiers
        Since:
        3.1
        See Also:
        IPageLayout.addPerspectiveShortcut(String)
      • getShowViewShortcuts

        String[] getShowViewShortcuts()
        Returns the show view shortcuts associated with the current perspective. Returns an empty array if there is no current perspective.
        Returns:
        an array of view identifiers
        Since:
        3.1
        See Also:
        IPageLayout.addShowViewShortcut(String)
      • getOpenPerspectives

        IPerspectiveDescriptor[] getOpenPerspectives()
        Returns the descriptors for the perspectives that are open in this page, in the order in which they were opened.
        Returns:
        the open perspective descriptors, in order of opening
        Since:
        3.1
      • getSortedPerspectives

        IPerspectiveDescriptor[] getSortedPerspectives()
        Returns the descriptors for the perspectives that are open in this page, in the order in which they were activated (oldest first).
        Returns:
        the open perspective descriptors, in order of activation
        Since:
        3.1
      • closePerspective

        void closePerspective​(IPerspectiveDescriptor desc,
                              boolean saveParts,
                              boolean closePage)
        Closes the specified perspective in this page. If the last perspective in this page is closed, then all editors are closed. Views that are not shown in other perspectives are closed as well. If saveParts is true, the user will be prompted to save any unsaved changes for parts that are being closed. The page itself is closed if closePage is true.
        Parameters:
        desc - the descriptor of the perspective to be closed
        saveParts - whether the page's parts should be saved if closed
        closePage - whether the page itself should be closed if last perspective
        Since:
        3.1
      • closeAllPerspectives

        void closeAllPerspectives​(boolean saveEditors,
                                  boolean closePage)
        Closes all perspectives in this page. All editors are closed, prompting to save any unsaved changes if saveEditors is true. The page itself is closed if closePage is true.
        Parameters:
        saveEditors - whether the page's editors should be saved
        closePage - whether the page itself should be closed
        Since:
        3.1
      • getExtensionTracker

        IExtensionTracker getExtensionTracker()

        Return the extension tracker for the workbench. This tracker may be used by plug-ins to ensure responsiveness to changes to the plug-in registry.

        The tracker at this level of the workbench is typically used to track elements that only exist over the lifespan of a page. For example, ViewPart objects fall into this category.

        Returns:
        the extension tracker
        Since:
        3.1
        See Also:
        IWorkbench.getExtensionTracker(), IWorkbenchWindow.getExtensionTracker()
      • getWorkingSets

        IWorkingSet[] getWorkingSets()
        Return the visible working sets for this page. Please note that this array is not filtered by activities. Clients should attempt to ensure that any use of this method is consistant with the currently enabled activity set.
        Returns:
        the visible working sets for this page
        Since:
        3.2
        See Also:
        IWorkbench.getActivitySupport()
      • setWorkingSets

        void setWorkingSets​(IWorkingSet[] sets)
        Set the working sets for this page. Any duplicate entries will be removed from the array by this method.
        Parameters:
        sets - the new working sets for this page. The array may be empty, but no element in the array may be null.
        Since:
        3.2
      • getAggregateWorkingSet

        IWorkingSet getAggregateWorkingSet()
        Return a working set that contains all of the elements contained in the array of working sets provided by getWorkingSets(). Should this array or the underlying elements in any of the working sets change this set will be updated.

        This working set is never null, even if there are no working sets assigned to this page via setWorkingSets(IWorkingSet[]). It is recommended that any client that uses this API be aware of this and act accordingly. Specifically, it is recommended that any client utilizing this or any other IWorkingSet whose IWorkingSet.isAggregateWorkingSet() returns true act as if they are not using any working set if the set is empty. These clients should also maintain an awareness of the contents of aggregate working sets and toggle this behavior should the contents of the aggregate either become empty or non-empty.

        Example pseudocode showing how some workingset utilizing component could react to changes in aggregate working sets:

         
         private IWorkingSet myWorkingSet;
        
         IPropertyChangeListener workingSetListener = new IPropertyChangeListener() {
                void propertyChange(PropertyChangeEvent event) {
                        if (isMyCurrentWorkingSet(event)) {
                                if (isEmptyAggregate(myWorkingSet)) {
                                        showNoSet();
                                }
                                else {
                                        showSet();
                                }
                        }
                }
         };
        
         void setWorkingSet(IWorkingSet newSet) {
                        myWorkingSet = newSet;
                        if (myWorkingSet == null || isEmptyAggregate(myWorkingSet)){
                                showNoSet();
                        }
                        else {
                                showSet();
                        }
         }
         
         
        Returns:
        the aggregate working set for this page, this implements IAggregateWorkingSet
        Since:
        3.2
        See Also:
        IAggregateWorkingSet
      • isPageZoomed

        boolean isPageZoomed()
        Returns the page "zoomed" state.
        Returns:
        true if the page is zoomed in the workbench window, false otherwise.
        Since:
        3.2
      • zoomOut

        void zoomOut()
        Zooms out the zoomed-in part. If the page does not have a zoomed part, it does nothing.
        Since:
        3.2
      • toggleZoom

        void toggleZoom​(IWorkbenchPartReference ref)
        Zoom the page in on a part. If the part is already in zoom then zoom out.
        Parameters:
        ref - the workbench part to zoom in on. Must not be null.
        Since:
        3.2
      • getPartState

        int getPartState​(IWorkbenchPartReference ref)
        Returns the maximized/minimized/restored state of the given part reference.
        Parameters:
        ref - the workbench part to query. Must not be null.
        Returns:
        one of the STATE_* contants.
        Since:
        3.2
      • setPartState

        void setPartState​(IWorkbenchPartReference ref,
                          int state)
        Set the state of the given part reference. Setting the state of one part can effect the state of other parts.
        Parameters:
        ref - the workbench part reference. Must not be null.
        state - one of the STATE_* constants.
        Since:
        3.2
      • getReference

        IWorkbenchPartReference getReference​(IWorkbenchPart part)
        Find the part reference for the given part. A convenience method to quickly go from part to part reference.
        Parameters:
        part - The part to search for. It can be null.
        Returns:
        The reference for the given part, or null if no reference can be found.
        Since:
        3.2
      • showEditor

        void showEditor​(IEditorReference ref)
        Add back an open but non-participating editor
        Parameters:
        ref - the editor to re-add. Must be an editor removed using #hideEditor(IEditorReference), must not have been closed, and must not be null.
        Since:
        3.5
        See Also:
        hideEditor(IEditorReference)
      • hideEditor

        void hideEditor​(IEditorReference ref)
        Remove an open editor, turn it into a non-participating editor.

        A non-participating editor will not be returned in the list of open editors (getEditorReferences()) and will not be visible in the editor area. However, it will continue to participate in the save lifecycle and may still be closed by some workbench close events.

        Behaviour for hiding and showing editors from multiple stacks is not defined (and unsupported) at this time.

        Parameters:
        ref - the editor reference to remove. It must be a current open editor belonging to this page, and must not be null.
        Since:
        3.5
        See Also:
        showEditor(IEditorReference)
      • openEditors

        IEditorReference[] openEditors​(IEditorInput[] inputs,
                                       String[] editorIDs,
                                       int matchFlags)
                                throws MultiPartInitException
        Opens editors for the given inputs. Only the editor constructed for the first input gets activated.

        The editor type is determined by mapping editorIDs to an editor extension registered with the workbench. An editor id is passed rather than an editor object to prevent the accidental creation of more than one editor for the same input. It also guarantees a consistent lifecycle for editors, regardless of whether they are created by the user or restored from saved data.

        The length of the input array and editor ID arrays must be the same. The editors are opened using pairs of { input[i], editorIDs[i] }.

        Parameters:
        inputs - the editor inputs
        editorIDs - the IDs of the editor extensions to use, in the order of inputs
        matchFlags - a bit mask consisting of zero or more of the MATCH_* constants OR-ed together
        Returns:
        references to the editors constructed for the inputs. The editors corresponding to those reference might not be materialized.
        Throws:
        MultiPartInitException - if at least one editor could not be created or initialized
        Since:
        3.5
        See Also:
        MATCH_NONE, MATCH_INPUT, MATCH_ID
      • openEditors

        IEditorReference[] openEditors​(IEditorInput[] inputs,
                                       String[] editorIDs,
                                       IMemento[] mementos,
                                       int matchFlags,
                                       int activateIndex)
                                throws MultiPartInitException
        Opens editors for the given inputs. Only the editor constructed for the given index will be activated.

        There are effectively two different ways to use this method based on what information the supplied mementos contain @see org.eclipse.ui.IWorkbenchPage #getEditorState(org.eclipse.ui.IEditorReference []):

        1. If the mementos contain the 'input' information then only the memento itself is required since it can be used to re-create the editor input and its editorID. If all the mementos are of this type then the inputs and editorIDs arrays may be null.
        2. If the supplied memento only contains the editor state then both the input and editorID must be non-null.

        The editor type is determined by mapping editorIDs to an editor extension registered with the workbench. An editor id is passed rather than an editor object to prevent the accidental creation of more than one editor for the same input. It also guarantees a consistent lifecycle for editors, regardless of whether they are created by the user or restored from saved data.

        The length of the input array and editor ID arrays must be the same. The editors are opened using pairs of { input[i], editorIDs[i] }.

        The mementos array mat be null but if not must match the input array in length. Entries in the mementos array may also be null if no state is desired for that particular editor.

        Parameters:
        inputs - the editor inputs
        editorIDs - the IDs of the editor extensions to use, in the order of inputs
        mementos - the mementos representing the state to open the editor with. If the supplied memento contains the input's state as well as the editor's state then the corresponding entries in the 'inputs' and 'ids' arrays may be null (they will be created from the supplied memento).
        matchFlags - a bit mask consisting of zero or more of the MATCH_* constants OR-ed together
        activateIndex - the index of the editor to make active or -1 if no activation is desired.
        Returns:
        references to the editors constructed for the inputs. The editors corresponding to those reference might not be materialized.
        Throws:
        MultiPartInitException - if at least one editor could not be created or initialized
        Since:
        3.8.2
        See Also:
        MATCH_NONE, MATCH_INPUT, MATCH_ID
      • getEditorState

        IMemento[] getEditorState​(IEditorReference[] editorRefs,
                                  boolean includeInputState)
        Return an IMemento containing the current state of the editor for each of the given references. These mementos may be used to determine the initial state of an editor on a subsequent open.
        Parameters:
        editorRefs - The array of editor references to get the state for
        includeInputState - If true then the resulting memento will be contain the editor input's state as well as the editor's state.
        Returns:
        The array of mementos. The length of the array will match that of the refs array.
        Since:
        3.8.2