ContentMerge Viewers

Identifier:
org.eclipse.compare.contentMergeViewers

Description:
This extension point allows a plug-in to register compare/merge viewers for specific content types. The viewer is expected to extend org.eclipse.jface.viewers.Viewer. However, since viewers don't have a default constructor, the extension point must implement the factory interface for viewers org.eclipse.compare.IViewerCreator.

Configuration Markup:

<!ELEMENT extension (viewer* , contentTypeBinding*)>

<!ATTLIST extension

point CDATA #REQUIRED

id    CDATA #IMPLIED

name  CDATA #IMPLIED

>


<!ELEMENT viewer EMPTY>

<!ATTLIST viewer

id         CDATA #REQUIRED

class      CDATA #REQUIRED

extensions CDATA #IMPLIED

label      CDATA #IMPLIED

>


<!ELEMENT contentTypeBinding EMPTY>

<!ATTLIST contentTypeBinding

contentTypeId        IDREF #REQUIRED

contentMergeViewerId IDREF #REQUIRED

>

A contentTypeBinding binds a merge viewer to a content type.



Examples:
The following is an example of a compare/merge viewer for text files (extension "txt"):

 
<extension point = "org.eclipse.compare.contentMergeViewers"> 
     <viewer 
         id="org.eclipse.compare.contentmergeviewer.TextMergeViewer" 
         class="org.eclipse.compare.internal.TextMergeViewerCreator" 
         extensions="txt"
         label="Text Compare" 
    /> 
</extension> 

API Information:
The contributed class must implement org.eclipse.compare.IViewerCreator

Supplied Implementation:
The Compare UI plugin defines content viewers for text, binary contents, and images.


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