Interface IDOMFactory

  • All Known Implementing Classes:
    DOMFactory

    public interface IDOMFactory
    Deprecated.
    The JDOM was made obsolete by the addition in 2.0 of the more powerful, fine-grained DOM/AST API found in the org.eclipse.jdt.core.dom package.
    A factory used to create document fragment (DF) nodes. An IDOMCompilationUnit represents the root of a complete JDOM (that is, a source file with one of the Java-like extensions). Other node types represent fragments of a compilation unit.

    The factory can be used to create empty DFs or it can create DFs from source strings. All DFs created empty are assigned default values as required, such that a call to IDOMNode.getContents will generate a valid source string. See individual create methods for details on the default values supplied. The factory does its best to recognize Java structures in the source provided. If the factory is completely unable to recognize source constructs, the factory method returns null.

    Even if a DF is created successfully from source code, it does not guarantee that the source code will compile error free. Similarly, the contents of a DF are not guaranteed to compile error free. However, syntactically correct source code is guaranteed to be recognized and successfully generate a DF. Similarly, if all of the fragments of a JDOM are syntactically correct, the contents of the entire document will be correct too.

    The factory does not perform or provide any code formatting. Document fragments created on source strings must be pre-formatted. The JDOM attempts to maintain the formatting of documents as best as possible. For this reason, document fragments created for nodes that are to be strung together should end with a new-line character. Failing to do so will result in a document that has elements strung together on the same line. This is especially important if a source string ends with a // comment. In this case, it would be syntactically incorrect to omit the new line character.

    See Also:
    IDOMNode
    Restriction:
    This interface is not intended to be implemented by clients.
    • Method Detail

      • createCompilationUnit

        IDOMCompilationUnit createCompilationUnit()
        Deprecated.
        Creates and return an empty JDOM. The initial content is an empty string.
        Returns:
        the new compilation unit
      • createCompilationUnit

        IDOMCompilationUnit createCompilationUnit​(char[] sourceCode,
                                                  String name)
        Deprecated.
        Creates a JDOM on the given source code. The syntax for the given source code corresponds to CompilationUnit (JLS2 7.3).
        Parameters:
        sourceCode - the source code character array, or null
        name - the name of the compilation unit
        Returns:
        the new compilation unit, or null if unable to recognize the source code, or if the source code is null
      • createCompilationUnit

        IDOMCompilationUnit createCompilationUnit​(String sourceCode,
                                                  String name)
        Deprecated.
        Creates a JDOM on the given source code. The syntax for the given source code corresponds to CompilationUnit (JLS2 7.3).
        Parameters:
        sourceCode - the source code string, or null
        name - the name of the compilation unit
        Returns:
        the new compilation unit, or null if unable to recognize the source code, or if the source code is null
      • createField

        IDOMField createField()
        Deprecated.
        Creates a default field document fragment. Initially the field will have default protection, type "Object", name "aField", no comment, and no initializer.
        Returns:
        the new field
      • createField

        IDOMField createField​(String sourceCode)
        Deprecated.
        Creates a field document fragment on the given source code. The given source string corresponds to FieldDeclaration (JLS2 8.3) and ConstantDeclaration (JLS2 9.3) restricted to a single VariableDeclarator clause.
        Parameters:
        sourceCode - the source code
        Returns:
        the new field, or null if unable to recognize the source code, if the source code is null, or when the source contains more than one VariableDeclarator clause
      • createImport

        IDOMImport createImport()
        Deprecated.
        Creates an empty import document fragment. Initially the import will have name "java.lang.*" and be non-static.
        Returns:
        the new import
      • createImport

        IDOMImport createImport​(String sourceCode)
        Deprecated.
        Creates an import document fragment on the given source code. The syntax for the given source string corresponds to ImportDeclaration (JLS2 7.5).
        Parameters:
        sourceCode - the source code
        Returns:
        the new import, or null if unable to recognize the source code, or if the source code is null
      • createInitializer

        IDOMInitializer createInitializer()
        Deprecated.
        Creates an empty initializer document fragment. Initially the initializer will be static and have no body or comment.
        Returns:
        the new initializer
      • createInitializer

        IDOMInitializer createInitializer​(String sourceCode)
        Deprecated.
        Creates an initializer document fragment from the given source code. The syntax for the given source string corresponds to InstanceInitializer (JLS2 8.6) and StaticDeclaration (JLS2 8.7).
        Parameters:
        sourceCode - the source code
        Returns:
        the new initializer, or null if unable to recognize the source code, or if the source code is null
      • createMethod

        IDOMMethod createMethod()
        Deprecated.
        Creates a default method document fragment. Initially the method will have public visibility, return type "void", be named "newMethod", have no parameters, no comment, and an empty body.
        Returns:
        the new method
      • createMethod

        IDOMMethod createMethod​(String sourceCode)
        Deprecated.
        Creates a method document fragment on the given source code. The syntax for the given source string corresponds to MethodDeclaration (JLS2 8.4), ConstructorDeclaration (JLS2 8.8), and AbstractMethodDeclaration (JLS2 9.4).
        Parameters:
        sourceCode - the source code
        Returns:
        the new method, or null if unable to recognize the source code, or if the source code is null
      • createPackage

        IDOMPackage createPackage()
        Deprecated.
        Creates an empty package document fragment. Initially the package declaration will have no name.
        Returns:
        the new package
      • createPackage

        IDOMPackage createPackage​(String sourceCode)
        Deprecated.
        Creates a package document fragment on the given source code. The syntax for the given source string corresponds to PackageDeclaration (JLS2 7.4).
        Parameters:
        sourceCode - the source code
        Returns:
        the new package, or null if unable to recognize the source code, or if the source code is null
      • createType

        IDOMType createType()
        Deprecated.
        Creates a default type document fragment. Initially the type will be a public class named "AClass", with no members or comment.
        Returns:
        the new type
      • createClass

        IDOMType createClass()
        Deprecated.
        Creates a default type document fragment. Initially the type will be a public class named "AClass", with no members or comment.
        Returns:
        the new class
        Since:
        2.0
      • createInterface

        IDOMType createInterface()
        Deprecated.
        Creates a default type document fragment. Initially the type will be a public interface named "AnInterface", with no members or comment.
        Returns:
        the new interface
        Since:
        2.0
      • createType

        IDOMType createType​(String sourceCode)
        Deprecated.
        Creates a type document fragment on the given source code. The syntax for the given source string corresponds to ClassDeclaration (JLS2 8.1) and InterfaceDeclaration (JLS2 9.1).
        Parameters:
        sourceCode - the source code
        Returns:
        the new type, or null if unable to recognize the source code, or if the source code is null