Interface IMemoryRendering

All Superinterfaces:
All Known Subinterfaces:
IRepositionableMemoryRendering, IResettableMemoryRendering
All Known Implementing Classes:
org.eclipse.debug.internal.ui.views.memory.renderings.AbstractBaseTableRendering, AbstractMemoryRendering, AbstractTableRendering, AbstractTextRendering

public interface IMemoryRendering extends IAdaptable
An arbitrary rendering of a memory block. A memory rendering is contributed via the memoryRenderings extension point.

Following is an example definition of a memory renderings extension.

 <extension point="org.eclipse.debug.ui.memoryRenderings">
The attributes are specified as follows:
  • id specifies a unique identifier for a type of memory rendering
  • name specifies a human readable label for a rendering type
  • class specifies the fully qualified name of the Java class that implements IMemoryRenderingTypeDelegate. Renderings are created via this factory.

A rendering provides an image and label. To support dynamic labels and images, property change notification is used with the following property constants defined in IBasicPropertyConstants:

  • P_TEXT - indicates a label change
  • P_IMAGE - indicates a image change

Renderings needing to synchronize with other renderings are intended to use property change notifications via its synchronization service. For example, when a rendering becomes visible, it can register for property change events with its rendering site's synchronization service, and when it becomes hidden it can unregister. When a rendering is activated, it should set itself as the synchrnoization provider in its rendering site and fire property change events to communicate information to interested listeners.

Clients contributing a memory rendering type are intended to implement this interface and IMemoryRenderingTypeDelegate. The factory will be used to create instances of IMemoryRendering.

  • Method Details

    • init

      void init(IMemoryRenderingContainer container, IMemoryBlock block)
      Initializes this rendering to be hosted in the given container, displaying the given memory block. This method is called before this rendering's control has been created.
      container - container hosting this rendering
      block - the memory block to render
    • createControl

      Control createControl(Composite parent)
      Creates the top level control for this rendering under the given parent composite. This method is called after this rendering's init method has been called.

      Implementors are responsible for ensuring that the created control can be accessed via getControl

      parent - the parent composite
      the new top level control
    • getControl

      Control getControl()
      Returns the top level control for this rendering.

      May return null if the control has not been created yet.

      the top level control or null
    • dispose

      void dispose()
      Disposes this rendering.
    • activated

      void activated()
      Notification this rendering has become the active rendering. Only one rendering can be active at once. Generally, the active rendering is visible and has focus.
    • deactivated

      void deactivated()
      Notification this rendering is no longer the active rendering.
    • becomesVisible

      void becomesVisible()
      Notification this rendering has become visible in its container. Note that a rendering does not have to be active to be visible.
    • becomesHidden

      void becomesHidden()
      Notification this rendering has become hidden in its container.
    • getMemoryBlock

      IMemoryBlock getMemoryBlock()
      Returns the memory block displayed by this rendering.
      the memory block displayed by this rendering
    • getRenderingId

      String getRenderingId()
      Returns the identifier associated with this rendering's type.
      the identifier associated with this rendering's type
      See Also:
    • addPropertyChangeListener

      void addPropertyChangeListener(IPropertyChangeListener listener)
      Adds a listener for property changes to this rendering. Has no effect if an identical listener is already registered.
      listener - a property change listener
    • removePropertyChangeListener

      void removePropertyChangeListener(IPropertyChangeListener listener)
      Removes the given property change listener from this rendering. Has no effect if the identical listener is not registered.
      listener - a property change listener
    • getImage

      Image getImage()
      Returns an image for this rendering. Clients should not dispose this image. This rendering will dispose the image if required when this rendering is disposed.
      an image for this rendering
    • getLabel

      String getLabel()
      Returns a label for this rendering.
      a label for this rendering