Class LaunchURL

All Implemented Interfaces:
IExecutableExtension, IActionDelegate, IWorkbenchWindowActionDelegate

public class LaunchURL extends Object implements IWorkbenchWindowActionDelegate, IExecutableExtension
Action that launches a URL in a browser.

This class is intended to be specified as a value of a class attribute of an action element in plugin.xml for extensions of org.eclipse.ui.actionSets extension point. The URL to launch must be specified in the markup in one of two ways.

The action element can have an attribute named url, in addition to markup required by org.eclipse.ui.actionSets extension point specification. The value of the url attribute should specify a URL to be opened in a browser.

Alternatively, since 3.1, instead of a class attribute on the action element, the extension can specify a nested class element with a class attribute and URL specified in a parameter sub-element. For example:

          <class class="">
              <parameter name="url" value="" />
  • Constructor Details

    • LaunchURL

      public LaunchURL()
  • Method Details

    • dispose

      public void dispose()
      Description copied from interface: IWorkbenchWindowActionDelegate
      Disposes this action delegate. The implementor should unhook any references to itself so that garbage collection can occur.
      Specified by:
      dispose in interface IWorkbenchWindowActionDelegate
    • init

      public void init(IWorkbenchWindow window)
      Description copied from interface: IWorkbenchWindowActionDelegate
      Initializes this action delegate with the workbench window it will work in.
      Specified by:
      init in interface IWorkbenchWindowActionDelegate
      window - the window that provides the context for this delegate
    • setInitializationData

      public void setInitializationData(IConfigurationElement config, String propertyName, Object data) throws CoreException
      Description copied from interface: IExecutableExtension
      This method is called by the implementation of the method IConfigurationElement.createExecutableExtension on a newly constructed extension, passing it its relevant configuration information. Most executable extensions only make use of the first two call arguments.

      Regular executable extensions specify their Java implementation class name as an attribute of the configuration element for the extension. For example

           <action run="com.example.BaseAction"/>

      In the above example, this method would be called with a reference to the <action> element (first argument), and "run" as the name of the attribute that defined this executable extension (second argument).

      The last parameter is for the specific use of extension adapters and is typically not used by regular executable extensions.

      There are two supported ways of associating additional adapter-specific data with the configuration in a way that is transparent to the extension point implementor:

      (1) by specifying adapter data as part of the implementation class attribute value. The Java class name can be followed by a ":" separator, followed by any adapter data in string form. For example, if the extension point specifies an attribute "run" to contain the name of the extension implementation, an adapter can be configured as

           <action run="com.example.ExternalAdapter:./cmds/util.exe -opt 3"/>

      (2) by converting the attribute used to specify the executable extension to a child element of the original configuration element, and specifying the adapter data in the form of xml markup. Using this form, the example above would become

               <run class="">
                   <parameter name="exec" value="./cmds/util.exe"/>
                   <parameter name="opt"  value="3"/>

      Form (2) will typically only be used for extension points that anticipate the majority of extensions configured into it will in fact be in the form of adapters.

      In either case, the specified adapter class is instantiated using its 0-argument public constructor. The adapter data is passed as the last argument of this method. The data argument is defined as Object. It can have the following values:

      • null, if no adapter data was supplied
      • in case (1), the initialization data string is passed as a String
      • in case (2), the initialization data is passed as a Hashtable containing the actual parameter names and values (both Strings)
      Specified by:
      setInitializationData in interface IExecutableExtension
      config - the configuration element used to trigger this execution. It can be queried by the executable extension for specific configuration properties
      propertyName - the name of an attribute of the configuration element used on the createExecutableExtension(String) call. This argument can be used in the cases where a single configuration element is used to define multiple executable extensions.
      data - adapter data in the form of a String, a Hashtable, or null.
      CoreException - if error(s) detected during initialization processing
      See Also:
    • run

      public void run(IAction action)
      Description copied from interface: IActionDelegate
      Performs this action.

      This method is called by the proxy action when the action has been triggered. Implement this method to do the actual work.

      Note: If the action delegate also implements IActionDelegate2, then this method is not invoked but instead the runWithEvent(IAction, Event) method is called.

      Specified by:
      run in interface IActionDelegate
      action - the action proxy that handles the presentation portion of the action
    • selectionChanged

      public void selectionChanged(IAction action, ISelection selection)
      Description copied from interface: IActionDelegate
      Notifies this action delegate that the selection in the workbench has changed.

      Implementers can use this opportunity to change the availability of the action or to modify other presentation properties.

      When the selection changes, the action enablement state is updated based on the criteria specified in the plugin.xml file. Then the delegate is notified of the selection change regardless of whether the enablement criteria in the plugin.xml file is met.

      Specified by:
      selectionChanged in interface IActionDelegate
      action - the action proxy that handles presentation portion of the action
      selection - the current selection, or null if there is no selection.