Target Location Provisioners

Identifier:
org.eclipse.pde.ui.targetLocationProvisioners

Since:
3.8

Description:

This extension point is used to register a target location provisioner wizard that will create new target locations. Each plug-in provisioner is listed when the user attempts to add plug-ins to a target definition from the Target Platform Preference Page or Target Editor. The selected provisioner is responsible for providing the target location or locations to add to the target definition.

Clients can provide their own target location implementations through the org.eclipse.pde.core.targetLocations extension point. This extension point allows custom location implementations to be added by the user. Additional UI interaction is handled using the adapter framework (see documentation on org.eclipse.pde.core.target.ITargetDefinition).

Configuration Markup:

<!ELEMENT extension (locationProvider+)>

<!ATTLIST extension

point CDATA #REQUIRED

id    CDATA #IMPLIED

name  CDATA #IMPLIED>


<!ELEMENT locationProvider (description?)>

<!ATTLIST locationProvider

id    CDATA #REQUIRED

name  CDATA #REQUIRED

icon  CDATA #IMPLIED

class CDATA #REQUIRED>


<!ELEMENT description (#PCDATA)>

human-readable description of the provisioner



Examples:

The following is an example of the extension point:


    <extension
         point="org.eclipse.pde.ui.targetLocationProvisioners">
      <locationProvider
            class="org.eclipse.example.exampleTargetWizard"
            icon="icons/obj16/exampleTargetLocation.png"
            id="org.eclipse.example.exampleTargetProvisioner"
            name="%targetLocationProvider.example.name"
         <description>
            %targetLocationProvider.example.description
         </description>
      </locationProvider>
   </extension>

API Information:
The wizard contributed by this extension point must implement org.eclipse.pde.ui.target.ITargetLocationWizard.

Supplied Implementation:

PDE supplies an internal location provisioner implementation to add plug-ins from update sites and p2 repositories. See org.eclipse.pde.ui.shared.target.InstallableUnitWizard.


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