Console Factories

Identifier:
org.eclipse.ui.console.consoleFactories

Since:
3.1

Description:
A console factory creates or activates a console, and appears as an action in the console view.

Configuration Markup:

<!ELEMENT extension (consoleFactory)>

<!ATTLIST extension

point CDATA #REQUIRED

id    CDATA #IMPLIED

name  CDATA #IMPLIED>


<!ELEMENT consoleFactory EMPTY>

<!ATTLIST consoleFactory

label CDATA #REQUIRED

icon  CDATA #IMPLIED

class CDATA #REQUIRED>


Examples:
The following is an example of a console factory extension point:

<extension point="org.eclipse.ui.console.consoleFactories">
  <consoleFactory 
     label="Command Console"
     class="com.example.CommandConsoleFactory"
     icon="icons/cmd_console.png">
  </consoleFactory>
</extension>
This extension will cause an entry to appear in the console view's Open Console drop-down menu labelled Command Console with the specified icon. When the action is invoked by a user, the method openConsole() on the class com.example.CommandConsoleFactory will be called. The factory can the decide to create a new console or activate an existing console.

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

Supplied Implementation:
The console plug-in provides a console factory to open a new console view.


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