Class CommonDropAdapterAssistant

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public abstract class CommonDropAdapterAssistant extends Object

Used by the org.eclipse.ui.navigator.navigatorContent/navigatorContent/commonDropAdapter extension point to carry out pluggable drop operations.

Each CommonDropAdapterAssistant is contained by single content extension. The opportunity for each assistant to handle the drop operation is determined by the possibleChildren expression of the org.eclipse.ui.navigator.navigatorContent/navigatorContent extension; whenever every element in the drag set matches the possibleChildren expression of an extension, it is eligible to handle the drop operation. This initial set is further culled using the possibleDropTargets expression of the commonDropAdapter using the current drop target.

If drag operations originate outside of Eclipse, then the set of eligible drop adapters is determined based on the drop target (using the possibleDropTargets expression). Each assistant can then indicate whether the incoming type is supported.

Whenever a match is found, the assistant will be given an opportunity to first validateDrop(Object, int, TransferData), and then if the assistant returns true, the assist must handleDrop(CommonDropAdapter, DropTargetEvent, Object). If multiple assistants match the drop target, then the potential assistants are ordered based on priority and their override relationships and given an opportunity to validate the drop operation in turn. The first one to validate will have the opportunty to carry out the drop.

Clients may handle DND operations that begin and end in the current viewer by overriding the following methods:

If a user originates a drag operation to another viewer that cannot handle one of the available drag transfer types, drop assistants may handle the drop operation for the target viewer. Clients must override :

Clients may subclass this.

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  • Constructor Details

    • CommonDropAdapterAssistant

      public CommonDropAdapterAssistant()
  • Method Details

    • init

      public final void init(INavigatorContentService aContentService)
      Perform any necessary initialization using the INavigatorContentService.
      aContentService - The instance of INavigatorContentService that the current CommonDropAdapterAssistant will be associated with
    • doInit

      protected void doInit()
      Override to perform any one-time initialization.
    • validateDrop

      public abstract IStatus validateDrop(Object target, int operation, TransferData transferType)
      Validates dropping on the given object. This method is called whenever some aspect of the drop operation changes.

      Subclasses must implement this method to define which drops make sense. If clients return true, then they will be allowed to handle the drop in handleDrop(CommonDropAdapter, DropTargetEvent, Object).

      target - the object that the mouse is currently hovering over, or null if the mouse is hovering over empty space
      operation - the current drag operation (copy, move, etc.)
      transferType - the current transfer type
      A status indicating whether the drop is valid.
    • handleDrop

      public abstract IStatus handleDrop(CommonDropAdapter aDropAdapter, DropTargetEvent aDropTargetEvent, Object aTarget)
      Carry out the DND operation.

      Note: Contrary to the SWT DropTargetListener specification, you must make sure that the aDropTargetEvent.detail is not set to DND.DROP_MOVE unless actual work is required in the DragSourceListener.dragFinished(org.eclipse.swt.dnd.DragSourceEvent) to complete the operation (for example removing the moved file). In particular for the LocalSelectionTransfer case, DND.DROP_MOVE cannot be used as it will cause incorrect behavior in some existing drag handlers. In case of move operations where no action is required on the source side (e.g. LocalSelectionTransfer) you must set aDropTargetEvent.detail to DND.DROP_NONE to signal this to the drag source. Even though the SWT specification says this is canceling the drop, it is not really doing so, it is only preventing the DND.DROP_MOVE from being passed through to the dragFinished() method.

      aDropAdapter - The Drop Adapter contains information that has already been parsed from the drop event.
      aDropTargetEvent - The drop target event.
      aTarget - The object being dragged onto
      A status indicating whether the drop completed OK.
    • isSupportedType

      public boolean isSupportedType(TransferData aTransferType)
      Clients may extend the supported transfer types beyond the default LocalSelectionTransfer.getTransfer() and PluginTransfer.getInstance() transfer types. When a transfer type other than one of these is encountered, the DND Service will query the visible and active descriptors that are enabled for the drop target of the current operation.
      aTransferType - The transfer data from the drop operation
      True if the given TransferData can be understood by this assistant.
    • validatePluginTransferDrop

      public IStatus validatePluginTransferDrop(IStructuredSelection aDragSelection, Object aDropTarget)
      Return true if the client can handle the drop onto the target viewer of the drop operation.

      The default behavior of this method is to return Status.CANCEL_STATUS.

      aDragSelection - The selection dragged from the viewer.
      aDropTarget - The target of the drop operation.
      OK if the plugin transfer can be handled by this assistant.
    • handlePluginTransferDrop

      public IStatus handlePluginTransferDrop(IStructuredSelection aDragSelection, Object aDropTarget)
      Handle the drop operation for the target viewer.

      The default behavior of this method is to return Status.CANCEL_STATUS.

      aDragSelection - The selection dragged from the viewer.
      aDropTarget - The target of the drop operation.
      OK if the drop operation succeeded.
    • getContentService

      protected INavigatorContentService getContentService()
      The associated content service.
    • getShell

      protected final Shell getShell()
      A shell for the viewer currently used by the INavigatorContentService.
    • getCurrentEvent

      public DropTargetEvent getCurrentEvent()
      Returns the current DropTargetEvent.
      event the current DropTargetEvent.
    • setCommonDropAdapter

      public void setCommonDropAdapter(CommonDropAdapter dropAdapter)
      dropAdapter - the drop adapter
      This method is not intended to be referenced by clients.
      This method is not intended to be re-implemented or extended by clients.
    • getCommonDropAdapter

      protected CommonDropAdapter getCommonDropAdapter()
      Returns the CommonDropAdapter.
      the CommonDropAdapter.