Interface IVMConnector


  • public interface IVMConnector
    A VM connector establishes a JDI connection with a debuggable virtual machine. This extension point provides a mechanism for abstracting the connection to a remote virtual machine.

    A VM connector extension is defined in plugin.xml. Following is an example definition of a VM connector extension.

     <extension point="org.eclipse.jdt.launching.vmConnectors">
       <vmConnector
          id="com.example.VMConnector"
          class="com.example.VMConnectorClass"
       </vmConnector>
     </extension>
     
    The attributes are specified as follows:
    • id specifies a unique identifier for this VM connector.
    • class specifies the fully qualified name of the Java class that implements IVMConnector.
    Since:
    2.0
    • Method Detail

      • connect

        void connect​(Map<String,​String> arguments,
                     IProgressMonitor monitor,
                     ILaunch launch)
              throws CoreException
        Establishes a JDI connection with a debuggable VM using the arguments specified in the given map, contributing results (debug targets and processes), to the given launch.
        Parameters:
        arguments - Argument map to use in establishing a connection. The keys of the map are strings corresponding to the names of arguments returned by this connector's getDefaultAgruments() method. The values of the map are strings corresponding to the (String) values of the associated com.sun.jdi.connect.Connector.Arguments to use.
        monitor - progress monitor
        launch - launch to contribute debug target(s) and/or process(es) to
        Throws:
        CoreException - if unable to establish a connection with the target VM
      • getName

        String getName()
        Returns the name of this connector.
        Returns:
        the name of this connector
      • getIdentifier

        String getIdentifier()
        Returns a unique identifier for this kind of connector.
        Returns:
        a unique identifier for this kind of connector
      • getDefaultArguments

        Map<String,​com.sun.jdi.connect.Connector.Argument> getDefaultArguments()
                                                                              throws CoreException
        Returns a map of default arguments used by this connector. The keys of the map are names of arguments used by this connector, and the values are of type com.sun.jdi.connect.Connector.Argument.
        Returns:
        argument map with default values
        Throws:
        CoreException - if unable to retrieve a default argument map
      • getArgumentOrder

        List<String> getArgumentOrder()
        Returns a list of argument names found in this connector's default argument map, defining the order in which arguments should be presented to the user. Since a map is not ordered, this provides control on how arguments will be presented to the user.
        Returns:
        list of argument names