Detail Pane Factories Extension

Identifier:
org.eclipse.debug.ui.detailPaneFactories

Since:
3.3

Description:
This extension point allows clients to contribute custom renderings for the detail pane in the variables, registers, expressions, and breakpoints views (note that support for breakpoint view detail panes was added in 3.6). To contribute a custom detail pane, an implementation of IDetailPaneFactory is registered using this extension point. A detail pane factory creates an IDetailPane for each custom rendering (note that optional extensions have been added to detail panes via IDetailPane2 and IDetailPane3).

Views with detail panes allow users select from available detail panes via the context menu. All contributions to this extension point are checked agaist the current selection. A detail factory should provide an enablement expression to ensure lazy plug-in loading. A factory will only be instantiated if its expression evaluates to true for the current selection (see the example extension point for an example enablement expression). Each applicable factory is then consulted for the types of detail panes it can produce for the current selection.

Configuration Markup:

<!ELEMENT extension (detailFactories)+>

<!ATTLIST extension

point CDATA #REQUIRED

id    CDATA #IMPLIED

name  CDATA #IMPLIED

>


<!ELEMENT detailFactories (enablement?)>

<!ATTLIST detailFactories

id    CDATA #REQUIRED

class CDATA #REQUIRED

>


Examples:
Following in an example of a detail pane factory extension with an expression that enables for selections containing exactly two Java variables:


<extension point="org.eclipse.debug.ui.detailPaneFactories">
       <detailFactories
             class="org.eclipse.temp.JavaTableDetailPaneFactory"
             name="javaTableDetailPaneFactory">
          <enablement>
          <with
                variable="selection">
             <count
                   value="2">
             </count>
             <iterate>
                <instanceof
                      value="org.eclipse.jdt.debug.core.IJavaVariable">
                </instanceof>
             </iterate>
          </with>
       </enablement>
       </detailFactories>
</extension>

API Information:
Value of the attribute class must be a fully qualified name of a Java class that implements the interface org.eclipse.debug.ui.IDetailPaneFactory.

Supplied Implementation:
The debug platform contributes a detail pane factory providing a default text source viewer detail pane. The default detail pane displays textual details of a selected element based on the corresponding debug model presentation's implementation of computeDetail(IValue value, IValueDetailListener listener).


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