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This executable extension supports three parameters:
"signature", "offset" and "required", the first one being mandatory.
":-" method is used, then the value is treated as the
The "signature" parameter is a sequence of hex codes, one for each byte in the signature. For example, "CA FE BA BE" would be a signature for Java class files.
The "offset" parameter is an integer indicating the offset where the signature's first byte is found.
The "required" parameter is a boolean (default is " true") indicating whether the absence of a signature should deem the contents validity status as IContentDescriber.INVALID or IContentDescriber.INDETERMINATE.
This class is not intended to be subclassed or instantiated by clients,
only to be referenced by the "describer" configuration element in
extensions to the
Fields inherited from interface org.eclipse.core.runtime.content.IContentDescriber
INDETERMINATE, INVALID, VALID
Method SummaryModifier and TypeMethodDescription
(InputStream contents, IContentDescription description)Tries to fill a description for the given contents.Returns the properties supported by this describer.
(IConfigurationElement config, String propertyName, Object data)This method is called by the implementation of the method
IConfigurationElement.createExecutableExtensionon a newly constructed extension, passing it its relevant configuration information.
describepublic int describe
(InputStream contents, IContentDescription description) throws IOExceptionDescription copied from interface:
IContentDescriberTries to fill a description for the given contents. Returns an
intindicating whether the given stream of bytes represents a valid sample for its corresponding content type. If no content description is provided, this method should perform content type validation.
The input stream must be kept open, and any IOExceptions while reading the stream should flow to the caller.
- Specified by:
contents- the contents to be examined
description- a description to be filled in, or
nullif only content type validation is to be performed
- one of the following:
IOException- if an I/O error occurs
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getSupportedOptionspublic QualifiedName getSupportedOptions()Description copied from interface:
IContentDescriberReturns the properties supported by this describer.
- Specified by:
- the supported properties
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setInitializationDatapublic void setInitializationData
(IConfigurationElement config, String propertyName, Object data) throws CoreExceptionDescription copied from interface:
IExecutableExtensionThis method is called by the implementation of the method
IConfigurationElement.createExecutableExtensionon 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
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
<action> <run class="com.xyz.ExternalAdapter"> <parameter name="exec" value="./cmds/util.exe"/> <parameter name="opt" value="3"/> </run> </action>
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
- in case (2), the initialization data is passed
Hashtablecontaining the actual parameter names and values (both
- Specified by:
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
CoreException- if error(s) detected during initialization processing
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