Class PreferenceContentProvider

    • Constructor Detail

      • PreferenceContentProvider

        public PreferenceContentProvider()
    • Method Detail

      • dispose

        public void dispose()
        Description copied from interface: IContentProvider
        Disposes of this content provider. This is called by the viewer when it is disposed.

        The viewer should not be updated during this call, as it is in the process of being disposed.

        The default implementation does nothing.

        Specified by:
        dispose in interface IContentProvider
      • getChildren

        public Object[] getChildren​(Object parentElement)
        Description copied from interface: ITreeContentProvider
        Returns the child elements of the given parent element.

        The difference between this method and IStructuredContentProvider.getElements is that getElements is called to obtain the tree viewer's root elements, whereas getChildren is used to obtain the children of a given parent element in the tree (including a root).

        The result is not modified by the viewer.
        Specified by:
        getChildren in interface ITreeContentProvider
        Parameters:
        parentElement - the parent element
        Returns:
        an array of child elements
      • getElements

        public Object[] getElements​(Object inputElement)
        Description copied from interface: ITreeContentProvider
        Returns the elements to display in the viewer when its input is set to the given element. These elements can be presented as rows in a table, items in a list, etc. The result is not modified by the viewer.

        NOTE: The returned array must not contain the given inputElement, since this leads to recursion issues in AbstractTreeViewer (see bug 9262).

        Specified by:
        getElements in interface IStructuredContentProvider
        Specified by:
        getElements in interface ITreeContentProvider
        Parameters:
        inputElement - the input element
        Returns:
        the array of elements to display in the viewer
      • getParent

        public Object getParent​(Object element)
        Description copied from interface: ITreeContentProvider
        Returns the parent for the given element, or null indicating that the parent can't be computed. In this case the tree-structured viewer can't expand a given node correctly if requested.
        Specified by:
        getParent in interface ITreeContentProvider
        Parameters:
        element - the element
        Returns:
        the parent element, or null if it has none or if the parent cannot be computed
      • hasChildren

        public boolean hasChildren​(Object element)
        Description copied from interface: ITreeContentProvider
        Returns whether the given element has children.

        Intended as an optimization for when the viewer does not need the actual children. Clients may be able to implement this more efficiently than getChildren.

        Specified by:
        hasChildren in interface ITreeContentProvider
        Parameters:
        element - the element
        Returns:
        true if the given element has children, and false if it has no children
      • inputChanged

        public void inputChanged​(Viewer viewer,
                                 Object oldInput,
                                 Object newInput)
        Description copied from interface: IContentProvider
        Notifies this content provider that the given viewer's input has been switched to a different element.

        A typical use for this method is registering the content provider as a listener to changes on the new input (using model-specific means), and deregistering the viewer from the old input. In response to these change notifications, the content provider should update the viewer (see the add, remove, update and refresh methods on the viewers).

        The viewer should not be updated during this call, as it might be in the process of being disposed.

        The default implementation does nothing.

        Specified by:
        inputChanged in interface IContentProvider
        Parameters:
        viewer - the viewer
        oldInput - the old input element, or null if the viewer did not previously have an input
        newInput - the new input element, or null if the viewer does not have an input
      • setManager

        protected void setManager​(PreferenceManager manager)
        Set the manager for the preferences.
        Parameters:
        manager - The manager to set.
        Since:
        3.1