Eclipse Platform
Release 3.7

org.eclipse.core.runtime
Interface IAdaptable

All Known Subinterfaces:
IActivity, IAggregateWorkingSet, IArchiveReference, IArtifactRepository, IBreakpoint, IBreakpointTypeCategory, IBuildConfiguration, ICategory, ICommonViewerSite, ICommonViewerWorkbenchSite, IComparableContribution, ICompositeRepository<T>, IConfiguredSite, IConsolePageParticipant, IConsoleView, IContainer, IDebugElement, IDebugTarget, IDebugView, IEditorInput, IEditorPart, IEditorSite, IEncodedStorage, IErrorReportingExpression, IExpression, IFeature, IFeatureReference, IFile, IFileArtifactRepository, IFileEditorInput, IFileState, IFileStore, IFileSystem, IFolder, IFormPage, IImport, IIncludedFeatureReference, IIndexedValue, IInPlaceEditor, IInPlaceEditorInput, IInstallConfiguration, IInstallHandlerEntry, IIntroPart, IIntroSite, ILaunch, ILaunchConfiguration, ILaunchConfigurationType, ILaunchConfigurationWorkingCopy, ILineBreakpoint, ILocalSite, IMarker, IMemoryBlock, IMemoryBlockExtension, IMemoryRendering, IMetadataRepository, INavigatorContentExtension, INonPluginEntry, IPageSite, IPathEditorInput, IPlatformEnvironment, IPluginEntry, IProcess, IProject, IRegister, IRegisterGroup, IRepositionableMemoryRendering, IRepository<T>, IResettableMemoryRendering, IResource, IResourceDelta, IResourceNavigator, IReusableEditor, ISaveableWorkbenchPart, ISearchResultView, ISearchResultViewPart, ISessionDelta, ISite, ISiteFeatureReference, ISiteWithMirrors, ISourceContainer, IStackFrame, IStorage, IStorageEditorInput, ISynchronizeParticipant, ISynchronizeView, ITextEditor, IThread, IURIEditorInput, IURLEntry, IValue, IVariable, IViewDescriptor, IViewPart, IViewSite, IVolume, IWatchExpression, IWatchpoint, IWizardDescriptor, IWorkbench, IWorkbenchPart, IWorkbenchPart2, IWorkbenchPart3, IWorkbenchPartSite, IWorkbenchSite, IWorkingSet, IWorkspace, IWorkspaceRoot
All Known Implementing Classes:
AbstractArtifactRepository, org.eclipse.debug.internal.ui.views.memory.renderings.AbstractBaseTableRendering, AbstractDebugView, AbstractDecoratedTextEditor, AbstractMemoryRendering, AbstractMetadataRepository, AbstractMultiEditor, AbstractRefactoringDescriptorResourceMapping, AbstractRefactoringHistoryResourceMapping, AbstractRepository, AbstractSourceContainer, AbstractSynchronizeParticipant, AbstractTableRendering, AbstractTextEditor, AbstractTextEditor.TextEditorSavable, AbstractTextRendering, AdaptableList, ArchiveReference, ArchiveReferenceModel, ArchiveSourceContainer, BookmarkNavigator, Breakpoint, BreakpointTypeCategory, CachedResourceVariant, Category, CategoryModel, Change, CommonNavigator, CommonSourceNotFoundEditor, CommonSourceNotFoundEditorInput, CompareEditorInput, CompareViewerPane, CompareViewerSwitchingPane, CompositeChange, CompositeResourceMapping, CompositeSourceContainer, ContainerSourceContainer, ContentEntryModel, ContentOutline, CopyParticipant, CopyProcessor, CopyRefactoring, CreateParticipant, CustomizableIntroPart, DebugElement, DefaultRepositoryProviderType, DefaultSourceContainer, DeleteParticipant, DeleteProcessor, DeleteRefactoring, DeleteResourceChange, DirectorySourceContainer, DocumentChange, DocumentRangeNode, EditorPart, org.eclipse.ui.internal.views.markers.ExtendedMarkersView, ExternalArchiveSourceContainer, Feature, FeatureModel, FeatureReference, FeatureReferenceModel, FileEditorInput, FileInPlaceEditorInput, FileStore, FileStoreEditorInput, FileSystem, FileSystemElement, FolderSourceContainer, FormEditor, FormPage, HistoryPage, HistoryPageCompareEditorInput, HistoryPageSaveablePart, Import, ImportModel, IncludedFeatureReference, IncludedFeatureReferenceModel, InstallHandlerEntry, InstallHandlerEntryModel, org.eclipse.core.internal.jobs.InternalJob, org.eclipse.core.internal.resources.InternalWorkspaceJob, IntroPart, Job, Launch, LineBreakpoint, LoadMetadataRepositoryJob, LocalFileStorage, MarkerSupportView, MergeContext, ModelObject, ModelProvider, ModelSynchronizeParticipant, MoveParticipant, MoveProcessor, MoveRefactoring, MoveResourceChange, MultiEditor, MultiEditorInput, MultiPageEditor, MultiPageEditorPart, MultiPageEditorSite, MultiStateTextFileChange, NonPluginEntry, NonPluginEntryModel, NullChange, OperationHistoryActionHandler, PageBookView, PageCompareEditorInput, PageSaveablePart, PageSite, ParticipantPageCompareEditorInput, ParticipantPageSaveablePart, PendingUpdateAdapter, PlatformObject, PluginEntry, PluginEntryModel, ProcessorBasedRefactoring, ProfileModificationJob, ProjectExplorer, ProjectSourceContainer, PropertySheet, PropertySheetPage, ProvisioningJob, RedoActionHandler, Refactoring, RefactoringDescriptorProxy, RefactoringHistory, RefactoringParticipant, RefactoringProcessor, RenameParticipant, RenameProcessor, RenameRefactoring, RenameResourceChange, RepositoryProvider, RepositoryProviderType, ResourceChange, ResourceMapping, ResourceNavigator, RuntimeProcess, Saveable, SaveableCompareEditorInput, SaveableComparison, SaveablePartAdapter, SharedHeaderFormEditor, Site, SiteFeatureReference, SiteFeatureReferenceModel, SiteModel, StatusAdapter, StatusTextEditor, StructureRootNode, SubscriberMergeContext, SubscriberParticipant, SubscriberScopeManager, SynchronizationContext, SynchronizationScopeManager, SyncInfo, SyncInfoCompareInput, TaskList, TemplatesView, TextChange, TextConsolePage, TextEditBasedChange, TextEditor, TextFileChange, TextMergeViewer, UIJob, UndoActionHandler, UndoTextFileChange, URLEntry, URLEntryModel, ViewPart, WorkbenchJob, WorkbenchPart, WorkingSetSourceContainer, WorkspaceJob, WorkspaceSourceContainer, ZipEntryStorage

public interface IAdaptable

An interface for an adaptable object.

Adaptable objects can be dynamically extended to provide different interfaces (or "adapters"). Adapters are created by adapter factories, which are in turn managed by type by adapter managers.

For example,
     IAdaptable a = [some adaptable];
     IFoo x = (IFoo)a.getAdapter(IFoo.class);
     if (x != null)
         [do IFoo things with x]
 

This interface can be used without OSGi running.

Clients may implement this interface, or obtain a default implementation of this interface by subclassing PlatformObject.

See Also:
IAdapterFactory, IAdapterManager, PlatformObject

Method Summary
 Object getAdapter(Class adapter)
          Returns an object which is an instance of the given class associated with this object.
 

Method Detail

getAdapter

Object getAdapter(Class adapter)
Returns an object which is an instance of the given class associated with this object. Returns null if no such object can be found.

Parameters:
adapter - the adapter class to look up
Returns:
a object castable to the given class, or null if this object does not have an adapter for the given class

Eclipse Platform
Release 3.7

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