Interface ICategory

  • All Superinterfaces:
    Comparable<ICategory>

    public interface ICategory
    extends Comparable<ICategory>
    An instance of this interface is a category as defined by the extension point org.eclipse.ui.activities.

    An instance of this interface can be obtained from an instance of IActivityManager for any identifier, whether or not a category with that identifier is defined in the extension registry.

    The handle-based nature of this API allows it to work well with runtime plugin activation and deactivation, which can cause dynamic changes to the extension registry.

    This interface is not intended to be extended or implemented by clients.

    Since:
    3.0
    See Also:
    IActivityManager
    Restriction:
    This interface is not intended to be implemented by clients.
    • Method Detail

      • addCategoryListener

        void addCategoryListener​(ICategoryListener categoryListener)
        Registers an instance of ICategoryListener to listen for changes to properties of this instance.
        Parameters:
        categoryListener - the instance to register. Must not be null. If an attempt is made to register an instance which is already registered with this instance, no operation is performed.
      • getCategoryActivityBindings

        Set<ICategoryActivityBinding> getCategoryActivityBindings()
        Returns the set of category activity bindings for this instance.

        This method will return all category activity bindings for this instance, whether or not this instance is defined.

        Notification is sent to all registered listeners if this property changes.

        Returns:
        the set of category activity bindings. This set may be empty, but is guaranteed not to be null. If this set is not empty, it is guaranteed to only contain instances of ICategoryActivityBinding.
        See Also:
        ICategoryActivityBinding
      • getId

        String getId()
        Returns the identifier of this instance.
        Returns:
        the identifier of this instance. Guaranteed not to be null.
      • getName

        String getName()
                throws NotDefinedException
        Returns the name of this instance suitable for display to the user.

        Notification is sent to all registered listeners if this property changes.

        Returns:
        the name of this instance. Guaranteed not to be null.
        Throws:
        NotDefinedException - if this instance is not defined.
      • getDescription

        String getDescription()
                       throws NotDefinedException
        Returns the description of this instance suitable for display to the user.

        Notification is sent to all registered listeners if this property changes.

        Returns:
        the description of this instance. Guaranteed not to be null.
        Throws:
        NotDefinedException - if this instance is not defined.
      • isDefined

        boolean isDefined()
        Returns whether or not this instance is defined.

        Notification is sent to all registered listeners if this property changes.

        Returns:
        true, iff this instance is defined.
      • removeCategoryListener

        void removeCategoryListener​(ICategoryListener categoryListener)
        Removes an instance of ICategoryListener listening for changes to properties of this instance.
        Parameters:
        categoryListener - the instance to remove. Must not be null. If an attempt is made to remove an instance which is not already registered with this instance, no operation is performed.