Interface IInformationProvider

public interface IInformationProvider
Provides information related to the content of a text viewer.

In order to provide backward compatibility for clients of IInformationProvider, extension interfaces are used to provide a means of evolution. The following extension interfaces exist:

Clients may implement this interface.

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  • Method Details

    • getSubject

      IRegion getSubject(ITextViewer textViewer, int offset)
      Returns the region of the text viewer's document close to the given offset that contains a subject about which information can be provided.

      For example, if information can be provided on a per code block basis, the offset should be used to find the enclosing code block and the source range of the block should be returned.

      textViewer - the text viewer in which information has been requested
      offset - the offset at which information has been requested
      the region of the text viewer's document containing the information subject
    • getInformation

      @Deprecated String getInformation(ITextViewer textViewer, IRegion subject)
      Returns the information about the given subject or null if no information is available. It depends on the concrete configuration in which format the information is to be provided. For example, information presented in an information control displaying HTML, should be provided in HTML.
      textViewer - the viewer in whose document the subject is contained
      subject - the text region constituting the information subject
      the information about the subject
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