Structure Merge Viewers

Identifier:
org.eclipse.compare.structureMergeViewers

Description:
This extension point allows a plug-in to register compare/merge viewers for structural 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 #REQUIRED

label      CDATA #IMPLIED>


<!ELEMENT contentTypeBinding EMPTY>

<!ATTLIST contentTypeBinding

contentTypeId          IDREF #REQUIRED

structureMergeViewerId IDREF #REQUIRED>

A contentTypeBinding binds a structure merge viewer to a content type.



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


<extension point = "org.eclipse.compare.structureMergeViewers"> 
     <viewer 
         id="org.eclipse.compare.ZipCompareViewer" 
         class="org.eclipse.compare.ZipCompareViewerCreator" 
         extensions="zip"
         label="Binary Compare" 
    /> 
</extension> 

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

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


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