Structure Creators

Identifier:
org.eclipse.compare.structureCreators

Description:
This extension point allows a plug-in to register a structure creator for specific content types. The structure creator is expected to create a tree of IStructureComparators for a given content. This tree is used as the input for the structural compare. The extension point must implement the interface org.eclipse.compare.structuremergeviewer.IStructureCreator.

Configuration Markup:

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

<!ATTLIST extension

point CDATA #REQUIRED

id    CDATA #IMPLIED

name  CDATA #IMPLIED>


<!ELEMENT structureCreator EMPTY>

<!ATTLIST structureCreator

id         CDATA #REQUIRED

class      CDATA #REQUIRED

extensions CDATA #IMPLIED>


<!ELEMENT contentTypeBinding EMPTY>

<!ATTLIST contentTypeBinding

contentTypeId      IDREF #REQUIRED

structureCreatorId IDREF #REQUIRED>

A contentTypeBinding binds a structure creator to a content type.



Examples:
The following is an example of a structure creator for java files (extension "java"):


<extension point = "org.eclipse.compare.structureCreators"> 
     <structureCreator 
         id="org.eclipse.compare.JavaStructureCreator" 
         class="org.eclipse.compare.JavaStructureCreator" 
         extensions="java" 
    /> 
</extension> 

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

Supplied Implementation:
The Compare UI plugin defines a structure creator for zip archives.


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