Description: The adapters extension point allows plug-ins to declaratively register adapter factories. This information is used to by the
runtime XML expression language to determine existence of adapters without causing plug-ins to be loaded.
Registration of adapter factories via extension point eliminates the need to manually register adapter factories when a plug-in starts up.
<!ELEMENT extension (factory+)>
point CDATA #REQUIRED
id CDATA #IMPLIED
name CDATA #IMPLIED>
<!ELEMENT factory (adapter+)>
adaptableType CDATA #REQUIRED
class CDATA #REQUIRED>
- adaptableType - The fully qualified name of a class (typically implementing IAdaptable) that this factory provides adapters for.
- class - The fully qualified name of the adapter factory class. Must implement org.eclipse.core.runtime.IAdapterFactory.
<!ELEMENT adapter EMPTY>
type CDATA #REQUIRED>
- type - The fully qualified name of a Java class or interface that this factory can adapt to.
Examples: Following is an example of an adapter declaration. This example declares that this plug-in will provide an adapter factory that will adapt objects of type IFile to objects of type MyFile.
API Information: Adapter factories registered using this extension point can be queried using the method
IAdapterManager.hasAdapter, or retrieved using one of the getAdapter methods on IAdapterFactory.
An adapter factory registered with this extension point does not need to be registered at runtime using IAdapterFactory.registerAdapters.
Supplied Implementation: Several plug-ins in the platform provide adapters for a number of different IAdaptable objects.
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