Class NavigatorActionService

All Implemented Interfaces:

public final class NavigatorActionService extends ActionGroup implements IMementoAware

Provides context menu items and IActionBars contributions for a particular abstract viewer. The interface matches that of ActionGroup and may be used in the same manner. Clients must call prepareMenuForPlatformContributions(MenuManager, ISelectionProvider, boolean) when using this class to allow object or viewer contributions. The org.eclipse.ui.navigator.viewer/viewer/popupMenu element may override whether platform contributions are allowed to the menu with its allowsPlatformContributions attribute. "Platform Contributions" are menu items that are added through the org.eclipse.ui.popupMenus extension point.

A CommonActionProvider has opportunities to contribute to the context menu and IActionBars whenever the selection in the viewer changes. Action Providers are selected based on the enablement expressions of their associated content extension or their own enablement expression if it is declared as a top-level <actionProvider /> element (of the org.eclipse.ui.navigator.navigatorContent extension point). See the schema documentation of org.eclipse.ui.navigator.navigatorContent for more information on how to specify an Action Provider.

Clients that reuse this service outside of an instance of CommonNavigator must be sure that {fillActionBars(IActionBars) is called whenever the selection changes. The retargetable actions for each selection could change, based on who contributed the items.

  • Constructor Details

    • NavigatorActionService

      public NavigatorActionService(ICommonViewerSite aCommonViewerSite, StructuredViewer aStructuredViewer, INavigatorContentService aContentService)
      aCommonViewerSite - A site that provides information about the context for extensions.
      aStructuredViewer - The associated StructuredViewer. Used to initialize extensions. May NOT be null.
      aContentService - The associated INavigatorContentService (for extensions that coordinate behavior with content extensions -- either nested or top-level action providers). May NOT be null.
  • Method Details

    • prepareMenuForPlatformContributions

      public void prepareMenuForPlatformContributions(MenuManager menu, ISelectionProvider aSelectionProvider, boolean force)
      Prepares the menu for object contributions, if the option is set in the extension. The option is controlled by the <popupMenu /> element's 'allowPlatformContributions' attribute. Clients may choose to ignore this setting by supplying a value of true for the force attribute.
      menu - The context menu of the IViewPart
      aSelectionProvider - The selection provider that will supplement actions with a valid, current selection.
      force - A value of 'true' forces the menu to be registered for object/view contributions. Otherwise, the option from the extension point will be respected. See org.eclipse.ui.navigator.viewer/viewer for more information.
    • fillContextMenu

      public void fillContextMenu(IMenuManager aMenu)
      Requests that the service invoke extensions to fill the given menu with Action Providers that are interested in elements from the given selection.

      Object contributions (see org.eclipes.ui.popupMenus) may also respected by this method if toRespectObjectContributions is true.

      fillContextMenu in class ActionGroup
      aMenu - The menu being presented to the user.
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    • fillActionBars

      public void fillActionBars(IActionBars theActionBars)
      Request that the service invoke extensions to fill the given IActionBars with retargetable actions or view menu contributions from Action Providers that are interested in the given selection.
      fillActionBars in class ActionGroup
      theActionBars - The action bars in use by the current view site.
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    • dispose

      public void dispose()
      Dispose of any state or resources held by the service.
      dispose in class ActionGroup
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    • restoreState

      public void restoreState(IMemento aMemento)
      Use the given memento to restore the state of each Action Provider as it is initialized.
      Specified by:
      restoreState in interface IMementoAware
      aMemento - The memento retrieved from the dialog settings
    • saveState

      public void saveState(IMemento aMemento)
      Request that Action Providers save any state that they find interesting.
      Specified by:
      saveState in interface IMementoAware
      aMemento - The memento retrieved from the dialog settings
    • getActionProviderInstance

      public CommonActionProvider getActionProviderInstance(org.eclipse.ui.internal.navigator.actions.CommonActionProviderDescriptor aProviderDescriptor)
      aProviderDescriptor - descriptor of action provider to get
      a CommonActionProvider
      This method is not intended to be referenced by clients.