Interface IOverviewRuler

  • All Superinterfaces:
    IVerticalRuler, IVerticalRulerInfo
    All Known Implementing Classes:
    OverviewRuler

    public interface IOverviewRuler
    extends IVerticalRuler
    This interface defines a visual component which may serve text viewers as an overview annotation presentation area. This means, presentation of annotations is independent from the actual view port of the text viewer. The annotations of the viewer's whole document are visible in the overview ruler.

    This interfaces embodies three contracts:

    • The overview ruler retrieves the annotations it presents from an annotation model.
    • The ruler is a visual component which must be integrated in a hierarchy of SWT controls.
    • The ruler provides interested clients with mapping and interaction information. This covers the mapping between coordinates of the ruler's control and line numbers based on the connected text viewer's document (IVerticalRulerInfo).

    In order to provide backward compatibility for clients of IOverviewRuler, extension interfaces are used as a means of evolution. The following extension interfaces exist:

    Clients may implement this interface or use the default implementation provided by OverviewRuler.

    Since:
    2.1
    See Also:
    ITextViewer, IOverviewRulerExtension
    • Method Detail

      • hasAnnotation

        boolean hasAnnotation​(int y)
        Returns whether there is an annotation an the given vertical coordinate. This method takes the compression factor of the overview ruler into account.
        Parameters:
        y - the y-coordinate
        Returns:
        true if there is an annotation, false otherwise
      • getAnnotationHeight

        int getAnnotationHeight()
        Returns the height of the visual presentation of an annotation in this overview ruler. Assumes that all annotations are represented using the same height.
        Returns:
        the visual height of an annotation
      • setAnnotationTypeColor

        void setAnnotationTypeColor​(Object annotationType,
                                    Color color)
        Sets the color for the given annotation type in this overview ruler.
        Parameters:
        annotationType - the annotation type
        color - the color
      • setAnnotationTypeLayer

        void setAnnotationTypeLayer​(Object annotationType,
                                    int layer)
        Sets the drawing layer for the given annotation type in this overview ruler.
        Parameters:
        annotationType - the annotation type
        layer - the drawing layer
      • addAnnotationType

        void addAnnotationType​(Object annotationType)
        Adds the given annotation type to this overview ruler. Starting with this call, annotations of the given type are shown in the overview ruler.
        Parameters:
        annotationType - the annotation type
      • removeAnnotationType

        void removeAnnotationType​(Object annotationType)
        Removes the given annotation type from this overview ruler. Annotations of the given type are no longer shown in the overview ruler.
        Parameters:
        annotationType - the annotation type
      • addHeaderAnnotationType

        void addHeaderAnnotationType​(Object annotationType)
        Adds the given annotation type to the header of this ruler. Starting with this call, the presence of annotations is tracked and the header is drawn in the configured color.
        Parameters:
        annotationType - the annotation type to be tracked
      • removeHeaderAnnotationType

        void removeHeaderAnnotationType​(Object annotationType)
        Removes the given annotation type from the header of this ruler. The presence of annotations of the given type is no longer tracked and the header is drawn in the default color, depending on the other configured configured annotation types.
        Parameters:
        annotationType - the annotation type to be removed
      • getHeaderControl

        Control getHeaderControl()
        Returns this rulers header control. This is the little area between the top of the text widget and the top of this overview ruler.
        Returns:
        the header control of this overview ruler.