Interface IDiffElement

All Superinterfaces:
All Known Subinterfaces:
IDiffContainer, ISynchronizeModelElement
All Known Implementing Classes:
DiffContainer, DiffElement, DiffNode

public interface IDiffElement extends ITypedElement
An IDiffElement is used in the DiffTreeViewer to display the kind of change detected as the result of a two-way or three-way compare.

The base interface ITypedElement provides a name, a type, and an image. IDiffElement adds API for maintaining a parent relationship.

DiffTreeViewer works on a tree of IDiffElements. Leaf elements must implement the IDiffElement interface, inner nodes the IDiffContainer interface.

IDiffElements are typically created as the result of performing a compare with the Differencer.

Clients may implement this interface, or use one of the standard implementations, DiffElement, DiffContainer, or DiffNode.

See Also:
  • Method Details

    • getKind

      int getKind()
      Returns the kind of difference as defined in Differencer.
      the kind of difference as defined in Differencer
    • getParent

      IDiffContainer getParent()
      Returns the parent of this element. If the object is the root of a hierarchy null is returned.
      the parent of this element, or null if the element has no parent
    • setParent

      void setParent(IDiffContainer parent)
      Sets the parent of this element.
      parent - the new parent of this element, or null if this element is to have no parent