Ant Types

Identifier:
org.eclipse.ant.core.antTypes

Description:
Allows plug-ins to define arbitrary Ant datatypes for use by the Ant infrastructure. The standard Ant infrastructure allows for the addition of arbitrary datatypes. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that the Ant Core plug-in would have the classes required by these datatypes on its classpath (or that of any of its prerequisites). To address this, clients should define an extension which plugs into this extension-point and maps a datatype name onto a class. The Ant plug-in can then request that the declaring plug-in load the specified class.

Configuration Markup:

<!ELEMENT extension (antType*)>

<!ATTLIST extension

point CDATA #REQUIRED

id    CDATA #IMPLIED

name  CDATA #IMPLIED

>


<!ELEMENT antType EMPTY>

<!ATTLIST antType

name           CDATA #REQUIRED

uri            CDATA #IMPLIED

class          CDATA #REQUIRED

library        CDATA #REQUIRED

headless       (true | false)

eclipseRuntime (true | false)

>


Examples:
The following is an example of an Ant types extension point:


   <extension point="org.eclipse.ant.core.antTypes">
      <antType name="coolType" class="com.example.CoolType" library="lib/antSupport.jar"/>
   </extension> 


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