Provides core support for Eclipse preferences.
This package specifies API for defining and accessing preferences in the runtime.
Interface Summary Interface Description IEclipsePreferencesThis interface describes Eclipse extensions to the preference story. IEclipsePreferences.INodeChangeListenerA listener to be used to receive preference node change events. IEclipsePreferences.IPreferenceChangeListenerA listener used to receive changes to preference values in the preference store. IExportedPreferencesRepresents a node in the preference hierarchy which is used in the import/export mechanism. IPreferenceFilterPreference filters are used to describe the relationship between the preference tree and a data set when importing/exporting preferences. IPreferenceNodeVisitorThis interface is implemented by objects that visit preference nodes. IPreferencesServiceThe preference service provides facilities for dealing with the default scope precedence lookup order, querying the preference store for values using this order, accessing the root of the preference store node hierarchy, and importing/exporting preferences. IScopeClients contributing a scope to the Eclipse preference system must implement this interface to aid Eclipse in creating a new node for the hierarchy. IScopeContextClients implement this interface to provide context to a particular scope.
Class Summary Class Description AbstractPreferenceInitializerAbstract class used to aid in default preference value initialization. AbstractPreferenceStorageAbstract class which can be used to help provide an alternate storage mechanism for Eclipse preferences. BundleDefaultsScopeObject representing the bundle defaults scope in the Eclipse preferences hierarchy. ConfigurationScopeObject representing the configuration scope in the Eclipse preferences hierarchy. DefaultScopeObject representing the default scope in the Eclipse preferences hierarchy. IEclipsePreferences.NodeChangeEventAn event object which describes the details of a change in the preference node hierarchy. IEclipsePreferences.PreferenceChangeEventAn event object describing the details of a change to a preference in the preference store. InstanceScopeObject representing the instance scope in the Eclipse preferences hierarchy. PreferenceFilterEntryClass which represents and preference filter entry to be used during preference import/export (for example). PreferenceModifyListenerThis class provides a hook into the preference service before particular operations on the global preference tree.