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Eclipse JDT
Release 3.5

org.eclipse.jdt.ui
Class JavaUI

java.lang.Object
  extended by 
org.eclipse.jdt.ui.JavaUI

public final class JavaUI
extends Object

Central access point for the Java UI plug-in (id "org.eclipse.jdt.ui"). This class provides static methods for:

  • creating various kinds of selection dialogs to present a collection of Java elements to the user and let them make a selection.
  • opening a Java editor on a compilation unit.

This class provides static methods and fields only; it is not intended to be instantiated or subclassed by clients.

Restriction:
This class is not intended to be instantiated by clients.

Field Summary
static  String ATTR_CMDLINE
          Deprecated.   
static  String ID_ACTION_SET
          The id of the Java action set (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.JavaActionSet").
static  String ID_BROWSING_PERSPECTIVE
          The id of the Java Browsing Perspective (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.JavaBrowsingPerspective").
static  String ID_CF_EDITOR
          The editor part id of the editor that presents Java binary class files (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.ClassFileEditor").
static  String ID_CLASSPATH_VARIABLES_PREFERENCE_PAGE
          The preference page id of the class path variables preference page (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.preferences.ClasspathVariablesPreferencePage").
static  String ID_CODING_ACTION_SET
          The id of the Java Coding action set (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.CodingActionSet").
static  String ID_CU_EDITOR
          The editor part id of the editor that presents Java compilation units (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.CompilationUnitEditor").
static  String ID_ELEMENT_CREATION_ACTION_SET
          The id of the Java Element Creation action set (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.JavaElementCreationActionSet").
static  String ID_HIERARCHYPERSPECTIVE
          The id of the Java hierarchy perspective (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.JavaHierarchyPerspective").
static  String ID_JAVADOC_VIEW
          The view part id of the Javadoc view (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.JavadocView").
static  String ID_MEMBERS_VIEW
          The view part id of the Java Browsing Members view (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.MembersView").
static  String ID_OPEN_ACTION_SET
          The id of the Java action set for open actions (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.A_OpenActionSet").
static  String ID_PACKAGES
          The view part id of the Packages view (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.PackageExplorer").
static  String ID_PACKAGES_VIEW
          The view part id of the Java Browsing Packages view (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.PackagesView").
static  String ID_PERSPECTIVE
          The id of the Java perspective (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.JavaPerspective").
static  String ID_PLUGIN
          The id of the Java plug-in (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui").
static  String ID_PROJECTS_VIEW
          The view part id of the Java Browsing Projects view (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.ProjectsView").
static  String ID_SEARCH_ACTION_SET
          The id of the Java Search action set (value org.eclipse.jdt.ui.SearchActionSet").
static  String ID_SNIPPET_EDITOR
          The editor part id of the code snippet editor (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.SnippetEditor").
static  String ID_SOURCE_VIEW
          The view part id of the source (declaration) view (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.SourceView").
static  String ID_TYPE_HIERARCHY
          The view part id of the type hierarchy part (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.TypeHierarchy").
static  String ID_TYPES_VIEW
          The view part id of the Java Browsing Types view (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.TypesView").
static  String ID_USER_LIBRARY_PREFERENCE_PAGE
          The preference page id of the user library preference page (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.preferences.UserLibraryPreferencePage").
 
Method Summary
static  SelectionDialog createMainTypeDialog ( Shell parent, IRunnableContext context, IJavaSearchScope scope, int style, boolean multipleSelection)
          Creates a selection dialog that lists all types in the given scope containing a standard main method.
static  SelectionDialog createMainTypeDialog ( Shell parent, IRunnableContext context, IJavaSearchScope scope, int style, boolean multipleSelection, String filter)
          Creates a selection dialog that lists all types in the given scope containing a standard main method.
static  SelectionDialog createPackageDialog ( Shell parent, IJavaProject project, int style)
          Creates a selection dialog that lists all packages of the given Java project.
static  SelectionDialog createPackageDialog ( Shell parent, IJavaProject project, int style, String filter)
          Creates a selection dialog that lists all packages of the given Java project.
static  SelectionDialog createPackageDialog ( Shell parent, IPackageFragmentRoot root)
          Creates a selection dialog that lists all packages under the given package fragment root.
static  SelectionDialog createPackageDialog ( Shell parent, IPackageFragmentRoot root, String filter)
          Creates a selection dialog that lists all packages under the given package fragment root.
static  SelectionDialog createPackageDialog ( Shell parent, IRunnableContext context, IJavaSearchScope scope, boolean multipleSelection, boolean removeDuplicates, String filter)
          Creates a selection dialog that lists all packages of the given Java search scope.
static  SelectionDialog createTypeDialog ( Shell parent, IRunnableContext context, IJavaSearchScope scope, int style, boolean multipleSelection)
          Creates a selection dialog that lists all types in the given scope.
static  SelectionDialog createTypeDialog ( Shell parent, IRunnableContext context, IJavaSearchScope scope, int style, boolean multipleSelection, String filter)
          Creates a selection dialog that lists all types in the given scope.
static  SelectionDialog createTypeDialog ( Shell parent, IRunnableContext context, IJavaSearchScope scope, int style, boolean multipleSelection, String filter, TypeSelectionExtension extension)
          Creates a selection dialog that lists all types in the given scope.
static  SelectionDialog createTypeDialog ( Shell parent, IRunnableContext context, IProject project, int style, boolean multipleSelection)
          Creates a selection dialog that lists all types in the given project.
static  IBufferFactory getBufferFactory ()
          Deprecated.  IBufferFactory has been replaced by WorkingCopyOwner. The Java UI plug-in uses the primary working copy owner that can be accessed with null in API's that require an owner
static  IColorManager getColorManager ()
          Returns the color manager the Java UI plug-in which is used to manage any Java-specific colors needed for such things like syntax highlighting.
static  IDocumentProvider getDocumentProvider ()
          Returns the DocumentProvider used for Java compilation units.
static  IJavaElement getEditorInputJavaElement ( IEditorInput editorInput)
          Returns the Java element wrapped by the given editor input.
static  ITypeRoot getEditorInputTypeRoot ( IEditorInput editorInput)
          Returns the ITypeRoot wrapped by the given editor input.
static  URL getJavadocBaseLocation ( IJavaElement element)
          Returns the Javadoc base URL for an element.
static  URL getJavadocLocation ( IJavaElement element, boolean includeAnchor)
          Returns the Javadoc URL for an element.
static  Transfer getJavaElementClipboardTransfer ()
          Returns the transfer instance used to copy/paste Java elements to and from the clipboard.
static  URL getLibraryJavadocLocation ( IClasspathEntry entry)
          Returns the Javadoc location for library's classpath entry or null if no location is available.
static  URL getLibraryJavadocLocation ( IPath archivePath)
          Deprecated. Javadoc is now attached to the classpath entry. Use getJavadocBaseLocation(IJavaElement) with the archive's IPackageFragmentRoot or use getLibraryJavadocLocation(IClasspathEntry) with the archive's IClasspathEntry.
static  URL getProjectJavadocLocation ( IJavaProject project)
          Returns the Javadoc location for a Java project or null if no location is available.
static  ISharedImages getSharedImages ()
          Returns the shared images for the Java UI.
static  IWorkingCopy[] getSharedWorkingCopies ()
          Deprecated. Use JavaCore.getWorkingCopies(org.eclipse.jdt.core.WorkingCopyOwner) instead with null as argument for owner.
static  IWorkingCopy[] getSharedWorkingCopiesOnClasspath ()
          Deprecated. Use JavaCore.getWorkingCopies(org.eclipse.jdt.core.WorkingCopyOwner) instead and filter the list with IJavaProject.isOnClasspath(IJavaElement).
static  IWorkingCopyManager getWorkingCopyManager ()
          Returns the working copy manager for the Java UI plug-in.
static  IEditorPart openInEditor ( IJavaElement element)
          Opens an editor on the given Java element in the active page.
static  IEditorPart openInEditor ( IJavaElement element, boolean activate, boolean reveal)
          Opens an editor on the given Java element in the active page.
static void revealInEditor ( IEditorPart part, IJavaElement element)
          Reveals the given java element in the given editor.
static void revealInEditor ( IEditorPart part, ISourceReference element)
          Deprecated. use revealInEditor(IEditorPart, IJavaElement) instead
static void setLibraryJavadocLocation ( IPath archivePath, URL url)
          Deprecated. Javadoc is now attached to the classpath entry. Evaluate the libraries classpath entry and reconfigure the Javadoc location there.
static void setLibraryJavadocLocations ( IPath[] archivePaths, URL[] urls)
          Deprecated. Javadoc is now attached to the classpath entry. Evaluate the libraries classpath entry and reconfigure the Javadoc location there.
static void setProjectJavadocLocation ( IJavaProject project, URL url)
          Sets the Javadoc location for a Java project.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang. Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

ID_PLUGIN

public static final 
String ID_PLUGIN
The id of the Java plug-in (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui").

See Also:
Constant Field Values

ID_PERSPECTIVE

public static final 
String ID_PERSPECTIVE
The id of the Java perspective (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.JavaPerspective").

See Also:
Constant Field Values

ID_HIERARCHYPERSPECTIVE

public static final 
String ID_HIERARCHYPERSPECTIVE
The id of the Java hierarchy perspective (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.JavaHierarchyPerspective").

See Also:
Constant Field Values

ID_ACTION_SET

public static final 
String ID_ACTION_SET
The id of the Java action set (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.JavaActionSet").

See Also:
Constant Field Values

ID_ELEMENT_CREATION_ACTION_SET

public static final 
String ID_ELEMENT_CREATION_ACTION_SET
The id of the Java Element Creation action set (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.JavaElementCreationActionSet").

Since:
2.0
See Also:
Constant Field Values

ID_CODING_ACTION_SET

public static final 
String ID_CODING_ACTION_SET
The id of the Java Coding action set (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.CodingActionSet").

Since:
2.0
See Also:
Constant Field Values

ID_OPEN_ACTION_SET

public static final 
String ID_OPEN_ACTION_SET
The id of the Java action set for open actions (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.A_OpenActionSet").

Since:
2.0
See Also:
Constant Field Values

ID_SEARCH_ACTION_SET

public static final 
String ID_SEARCH_ACTION_SET
The id of the Java Search action set (value org.eclipse.jdt.ui.SearchActionSet").

Since:
2.0
See Also:
Constant Field Values

ID_CU_EDITOR

public static final 
String ID_CU_EDITOR
The editor part id of the editor that presents Java compilation units (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.CompilationUnitEditor").

See Also:
Constant Field Values

ID_CF_EDITOR

public static final 
String ID_CF_EDITOR
The editor part id of the editor that presents Java binary class files (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.ClassFileEditor").

See Also:
Constant Field Values

ID_SNIPPET_EDITOR

public static final 
String ID_SNIPPET_EDITOR
The editor part id of the code snippet editor (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.SnippetEditor").

See Also:
Constant Field Values

ID_PACKAGES

public static final 
String ID_PACKAGES
The view part id of the Packages view (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.PackageExplorer").

When this id is used to access a view part with IWorkbenchPage.findView or showView, the returned IViewPart can be safely cast to an IPackagesViewPart.

See Also:
IPackagesViewPart, IWorkbenchPage.findView(java.lang.String), IWorkbenchPage.showView(java.lang.String), Constant Field Values

ID_TYPE_HIERARCHY

public static final 
String ID_TYPE_HIERARCHY
The view part id of the type hierarchy part (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.TypeHierarchy").

When this id is used to access a view part with IWorkbenchPage.findView or showView, the returned IViewPart can be safely cast to an ITypeHierarchyViewPart.

See Also:
ITypeHierarchyViewPart, IWorkbenchPage.findView(java.lang.String), IWorkbenchPage.showView(java.lang.String), Constant Field Values

ID_SOURCE_VIEW

public static final 
String ID_SOURCE_VIEW
The view part id of the source (declaration) view (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.SourceView").

Since:
3.0
See Also:
IWorkbenchPage.findView(java.lang.String), IWorkbenchPage.showView(java.lang.String), Constant Field Values

ID_JAVADOC_VIEW

public static final 
String ID_JAVADOC_VIEW
The view part id of the Javadoc view (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.JavadocView").

Since:
3.0
See Also:
IWorkbenchPage.findView(java.lang.String), IWorkbenchPage.showView(java.lang.String), Constant Field Values

ID_BROWSING_PERSPECTIVE

public static 
String ID_BROWSING_PERSPECTIVE
The id of the Java Browsing Perspective (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.JavaBrowsingPerspective").

Since:
2.0

ID_PROJECTS_VIEW

public static 
String ID_PROJECTS_VIEW
The view part id of the Java Browsing Projects view (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.ProjectsView").

Since:
2.0

ID_PACKAGES_VIEW

public static 
String ID_PACKAGES_VIEW
The view part id of the Java Browsing Packages view (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.PackagesView").

Since:
2.0

ID_TYPES_VIEW

public static 
String ID_TYPES_VIEW
The view part id of the Java Browsing Types view (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.TypesView").

Since:
2.0

ID_MEMBERS_VIEW

public static 
String ID_MEMBERS_VIEW
The view part id of the Java Browsing Members view (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.MembersView").

Since:
2.0

ID_USER_LIBRARY_PREFERENCE_PAGE

public static final 
String ID_USER_LIBRARY_PREFERENCE_PAGE
The preference page id of the user library preference page (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.preferences.UserLibraryPreferencePage").

Since:
3.4
See Also:
Constant Field Values

ID_CLASSPATH_VARIABLES_PREFERENCE_PAGE

public static final 
String ID_CLASSPATH_VARIABLES_PREFERENCE_PAGE
The preference page id of the class path variables preference page (value "org.eclipse.jdt.ui.preferences.ClasspathVariablesPreferencePage").

Since:
3.4
See Also:
Constant Field Values

ATTR_CMDLINE

public static final 
String ATTR_CMDLINE
Deprecated. 
The class org.eclipse.debug.core.model.IProcess allows attaching String properties to processes. The Java UI contributes a property page for IProcess that will show the contents of the property with this key. The intent of this property is to show the command line a process was launched with.

See Also:
Constant Field Values
Method Detail

getSharedImages

public static 
ISharedImages getSharedImages()
Returns the shared images for the Java UI.

Returns:
the shared images manager

createPackageDialog

public static 
SelectionDialog createPackageDialog(
Shell parent,
                                                  
IJavaProject project,
                                                  int style,
                                                  
String filter)
                                           throws 
JavaModelException
Creates a selection dialog that lists all packages of the given Java project. The caller is responsible for opening the dialog with Window.open, and subsequently extracting the selected package (of type IPackageFragment) via SelectionDialog.getResult.

Parameters:
parent - the parent shell of the dialog to be created
project - the Java project
style - flags defining the style of the dialog; the valid flags are: IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_BINARIES, indicating that packages from binary package fragment roots should be included in addition to those from source package fragment roots; IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_REQUIRED_PROJECTS, indicating that packages from required projects should be included as well.
filter - the initial pattern to filter the set of packages. For example "com" shows all packages starting with "com". The meta character '?' representing any character and '*' representing any string are supported. Clients can pass an empty string if no filtering is required.
Returns:
a new selection dialog
Throws:
JavaModelException - if the selection dialog could not be opened
Since:
2.0

createPackageDialog

public static 
SelectionDialog createPackageDialog(
Shell parent,
                                                  
IRunnableContext context,
                                                  
IJavaSearchScope scope,
                                                  boolean multipleSelection,
                                                  boolean removeDuplicates,
                                                  
String filter)
Creates a selection dialog that lists all packages of the given Java search scope. The caller is responsible for opening the dialog with Window.open, and subsequently extracting the selected package (of type IPackageFragment) via SelectionDialog.getResult.

Parameters:
parent - the parent shell of the dialog to be created
context - the runnable context to run the search in
scope - the scope defining the available packages.
multipleSelection - true if multiple selection is allowed
removeDuplicates - true if only one package is shown per package name
filter - the initial pattern to filter the set of packages. For example "com" shows all packages starting with "com". The meta character '?' representing any character and '*' representing any string are supported. Clients can pass an empty string if no filtering is required.
Returns:
a new selection dialog
Since:
3.2

createPackageDialog

public static 
SelectionDialog createPackageDialog(
Shell parent,
                                                  
IJavaProject project,
                                                  int style)
                                           throws 
JavaModelException
Creates a selection dialog that lists all packages of the given Java project. The caller is responsible for opening the dialog with Window.open, and subsequently extracting the selected package (of type IPackageFragment) via SelectionDialog.getResult.

Parameters:
parent - the parent shell of the dialog to be created
project - the Java project
style - flags defining the style of the dialog; the valid flags are: IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_BINARIES, indicating that packages from binary package fragment roots should be included in addition to those from source package fragment roots; IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_REQUIRED_PROJECTS, indicating that packages from required projects should be included as well.
Returns:
a new selection dialog
Throws:
JavaModelException - if the selection dialog could not be opened

createPackageDialog

public static 
SelectionDialog createPackageDialog(
Shell parent,
                                                  
IPackageFragmentRoot root,
                                                  
String filter)
                                           throws 
JavaModelException
Creates a selection dialog that lists all packages under the given package fragment root. The caller is responsible for opening the dialog with Window.open, and subsequently extracting the selected package (of type IPackageFragment) via SelectionDialog.getResult.

Parameters:
parent - the parent shell of the dialog to be created
root - the package fragment root
filter - the initial pattern to filter the set of packages. For example "com" shows all packages starting with "com". The meta character '?' representing any character and '*' representing any string are supported. Clients can pass an empty string if no filtering is required.
Returns:
a new selection dialog
Throws:
JavaModelException - if the selection dialog could not be opened
Since:
2.0

createPackageDialog

public static 
SelectionDialog createPackageDialog(
Shell parent,
                                                  
IPackageFragmentRoot root)
                                           throws 
JavaModelException
Creates a selection dialog that lists all packages under the given package fragment root. The caller is responsible for opening the dialog with Window.open, and subsequently extracting the selected package (of type IPackageFragment) via SelectionDialog.getResult.

Parameters:
parent - the parent shell of the dialog to be created
root - the package fragment root
Returns:
a new selection dialog
Throws:
JavaModelException - if the selection dialog could not be opened

createTypeDialog

public static 
SelectionDialog createTypeDialog(
Shell parent,
                                               
IRunnableContext context,
                                               
IProject project,
                                               int style,
                                               boolean multipleSelection)
                                        throws 
JavaModelException
Creates a selection dialog that lists all types in the given project. The caller is responsible for opening the dialog with Window.open, and subsequently extracting the selected type(s) (of type IType) via SelectionDialog.getResult.

Parameters:
parent - the parent shell of the dialog to be created
context - the runnable context used to show progress when the dialog is being populated
project - the Java project
style - flags defining the style of the dialog; the only valid values are IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_CLASSES, IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_INTERFACES, IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_ANNOTATION_TYPES, IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_ENUMS, IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_ALL_TYPES, IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_CLASSES_AND_INTERFACES IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_CLASSES_AND_ENUMS. Please note that the bitwise OR combination of the elementary constants is not supported.
multipleSelection - true if multiple selection is allowed
Returns:
a new selection dialog
Throws:
JavaModelException - if the selection dialog could not be opened

createTypeDialog

public static 
SelectionDialog createTypeDialog(
Shell parent,
                                               
IRunnableContext context,
                                               
IJavaSearchScope scope,
                                               int style,
                                               boolean multipleSelection)
                                        throws 
JavaModelException
Creates a selection dialog that lists all types in the given scope. The caller is responsible for opening the dialog with Window.open, and subsequently extracting the selected type(s) (of type IType) via SelectionDialog.getResult.

Parameters:
parent - the parent shell of the dialog to be created
context - the runnable context used to show progress when the dialog is being populated
scope - the scope that limits which types are included
style - flags defining the style of the dialog; the only valid values are IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_CLASSES, IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_INTERFACES, IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_ANNOTATION_TYPES, IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_ENUMS, IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_ALL_TYPES, IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_CLASSES_AND_INTERFACES IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_CLASSES_AND_ENUMS. Please note that the bitwise OR combination of the elementary constants is not supported.
multipleSelection - true if multiple selection is allowed
Returns:
a new selection dialog
Throws:
JavaModelException - if the selection dialog could not be opened

createTypeDialog

public static 
SelectionDialog createTypeDialog(
Shell parent,
                                               
IRunnableContext context,
                                               
IJavaSearchScope scope,
                                               int style,
                                               boolean multipleSelection,
                                               
String filter)
                                        throws 
JavaModelException
Creates a selection dialog that lists all types in the given scope. The caller is responsible for opening the dialog with Window.open, and subsequently extracting the selected type(s) (of type IType) via SelectionDialog.getResult.

Parameters:
parent - the parent shell of the dialog to be created
context - the runnable context used to show progress when the dialog is being populated
scope - the scope that limits which types are included
style - flags defining the style of the dialog; the only valid values are IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_CLASSES, IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_INTERFACES, IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_ANNOTATION_TYPES, IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_ENUMS, IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_ALL_TYPES, IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_CLASSES_AND_INTERFACES IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_CLASSES_AND_ENUMS. Please note that the bitwise OR combination of the elementary constants is not supported.
multipleSelection - true if multiple selection is allowed
filter - the initial pattern to filter the set of types. For example "Abstract" shows all types starting with "abstract". The meta character '?' representing any character and '*' representing any string are supported. Clients can pass an empty string if no filtering is required.
Returns:
a new selection dialog
Throws:
JavaModelException - if the selection dialog could not be opened
Since:
2.0

createTypeDialog

public static 
SelectionDialog createTypeDialog(
Shell parent,
                                               
IRunnableContext context,
                                               
IJavaSearchScope scope,
                                               int style,
                                               boolean multipleSelection,
                                               
String filter,
                                               
TypeSelectionExtension extension)
                                        throws 
JavaModelException
Creates a selection dialog that lists all types in the given scope. The caller is responsible for opening the dialog with Window.open, and subsequently extracting the selected type(s) (of type IType) via SelectionDialog.getResult.

Parameters:
parent - the parent shell of the dialog to be created
context - the runnable context used to show progress when the dialog is being populated
scope - the scope that limits which types are included
style - flags defining the style of the dialog; the only valid values are IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_CLASSES, IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_INTERFACES, IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_ANNOTATION_TYPES, IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_ENUMS, IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_ALL_TYPES, IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_CLASSES_AND_INTERFACES IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_CLASSES_AND_ENUMS. Please note that the bitwise OR combination of the elementary constants is not supported.
multipleSelection - true if multiple selection is allowed
filter - the initial pattern to filter the set of types. For example "Abstract" shows all types starting with "abstract". The meta character '?' representing any character and '*' representing any string are supported. Clients can pass an empty string if no filtering is required.
extension - a user interface extension to the type selection dialog or null if no extension is desired
Returns:
a new selection dialog
Throws:
JavaModelException - if the selection dialog could not be opened
Since:
3.2

createMainTypeDialog

public static 
SelectionDialog createMainTypeDialog(
Shell parent,
                                                   
IRunnableContext context,
                                                   
IJavaSearchScope scope,
                                                   int style,
                                                   boolean multipleSelection,
                                                   
String filter)
Creates a selection dialog that lists all types in the given scope containing a standard main method. The caller is responsible for opening the dialog with Window.open, and subsequently extracting the selected type(s) (of type IType) via SelectionDialog.getResult.

Parameters:
parent - the parent shell of the dialog to be created
context - the runnable context used to show progress when the dialog is being populated
scope - the scope that limits which types are included
style - flags defining the style of the dialog; the only valid values are IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_BINARIES, CONSIDER_EXTERNAL_JARS, or their bitwise OR, or 0
multipleSelection - true if multiple selection is allowed
filter - the initial pattern to filter the set of types containing a main method. For example "App" shows all types starting with "app". The meta character '?' representing any character and '*' representing any string are supported. Clients can pass an empty string if no filtering is required.
Returns:
a new selection dialog
Since:
2.0

createMainTypeDialog

public static 
SelectionDialog createMainTypeDialog(
Shell parent,
                                                   
IRunnableContext context,
                                                   
IJavaSearchScope scope,
                                                   int style,
                                                   boolean multipleSelection)
Creates a selection dialog that lists all types in the given scope containing a standard main method. The caller is responsible for opening the dialog with Window.open, and subsequently extracting the selected type(s) (of type IType) via SelectionDialog.getResult.

Parameters:
parent - the parent shell of the dialog to be created
context - the runnable context used to show progress when the dialog is being populated
scope - the scope that limits which types are included
style - flags defining the style of the dialog; the only valid values are IJavaElementSearchConstants.CONSIDER_BINARIES, CONSIDER_EXTERNAL_JARS, or their bitwise OR, or 0
multipleSelection - true if multiple selection is allowed
Returns:
a new selection dialog

openInEditor

public static 
IEditorPart openInEditor(
IJavaElement element)
                                throws 
JavaModelException,
                                       
PartInitException
Opens an editor on the given Java element in the active page. Valid elements are all Java elements that are ISourceReference. For elements inside a compilation unit or class file, the parent is opened in the editor is opened and the element revealed. If there already is an open Java editor for the given element, it is returned.

Parameters:
element - the input element; either a compilation unit (ICompilationUnit) or a class file (IClassFile) or source references inside.
Returns:
returns the editor part of the opened editor or null if the element is not a ISourceReference or the file was opened in an external editor.
Throws:
PartInitException - if the editor could not be initialized or no workbench page is active
JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its underlying resource

openInEditor

public static 
IEditorPart openInEditor(
IJavaElement element,
                                       boolean activate,
                                       boolean reveal)
                                throws 
JavaModelException,
                                       
PartInitException
Opens an editor on the given Java element in the active page. Valid elements are all Java elements that are ISourceReference. For elements inside a compilation unit or class file, the parent is opened in the editor is opened. If there already is an open Java editor for the given element, it is returned.

Parameters:
element - the input element; either a compilation unit (ICompilationUnit) or a class file (IClassFile) or source references inside.
activate - if set, the editor will be activated.
reveal - if set, the element will be revealed.
Returns:
returns the editor part of the opened editor or null if the element is not a ISourceReference or the file was opened in an external editor.
Throws:
PartInitException - if the editor could not be initialized or no workbench page is active
JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its underlying resource
Since:
3.3

revealInEditor

public static void revealInEditor(
IEditorPart part,
                                  
ISourceReference element)
Deprecated. use revealInEditor(IEditorPart, IJavaElement) instead

Reveals the source range of the given source reference element in the given editor. No checking is done if the editor displays a compilation unit or class file that contains the given source reference. The editor simply reveals the source range denoted by the given source reference.

Parameters:
part - the editor displaying the compilation unit or class file
element - the source reference element defining the source range to be revealed

revealInEditor

public static void revealInEditor(
IEditorPart part,
                                  
IJavaElement element)
Reveals the given java element in the given editor. If the element is not an instance of ISourceReference this method result in a NOP. If it is a source reference no checking is done if the editor displays a compilation unit or class file that contains the source reference element. The editor simply reveals the source range denoted by the given element.

Parameters:
part - the editor displaying a compilation unit or class file
element - the element to be revealed
Since:
2.0

getWorkingCopyManager

public static 
IWorkingCopyManager getWorkingCopyManager()
Returns the working copy manager for the Java UI plug-in.

Returns:
the working copy manager for the Java UI plug-in

getEditorInputJavaElement

public static 
IJavaElement getEditorInputJavaElement(
IEditorInput editorInput)
Returns the Java element wrapped by the given editor input.

Parameters:
editorInput - the editor input
Returns:
the Java element wrapped by editorInput or null if none
Since:
3.2

getEditorInputTypeRoot

public static 
ITypeRoot getEditorInputTypeRoot(
IEditorInput editorInput)
Returns the ITypeRoot wrapped by the given editor input.

Parameters:
editorInput - the editor input
Returns:
the ITypeRoot wrapped by editorInput or null if the editor input does not stand for a ITypeRoot
Since:
3.4

getSharedWorkingCopies

public static 
IWorkingCopy[] getSharedWorkingCopies()
Deprecated. Use JavaCore.getWorkingCopies(org.eclipse.jdt.core.WorkingCopyOwner) instead with null as argument for owner.

Answers the shared working copies currently registered for the Java plug-in. Note that the returned array can include working copies that are not on the class path of a Java project.

Returns:
the list of shared working copies
Since:
2.0
See Also:
JavaCore.getSharedWorkingCopies(org.eclipse.jdt.core.IBufferFactory)

getSharedWorkingCopiesOnClasspath

public static 
IWorkingCopy[] getSharedWorkingCopiesOnClasspath()
Deprecated. Use JavaCore.getWorkingCopies(org.eclipse.jdt.core.WorkingCopyOwner) instead and filter the list with IJavaProject.isOnClasspath(IJavaElement).

Answers the shared working copies that are on the class path of a Java project currently registered for the Java plug-in.

Returns:
the list of shared working copies
Since:
2.1
See Also:
getSharedWorkingCopies()

getBufferFactory

public static 
IBufferFactory getBufferFactory()
Deprecated.  IBufferFactory has been replaced by WorkingCopyOwner. The Java UI plug-in uses the primary working copy owner that can be accessed with null in API's that require an owner

Returns the buffer factory for the Java UI plug-in.

Returns:
the buffer factory for the Java UI plug-in
Since:
2.0
See Also:
IBufferFactory

getDocumentProvider

public static 
IDocumentProvider getDocumentProvider()
Returns the DocumentProvider used for Java compilation units.

Returns:
the DocumentProvider for Java compilation units.
Since:
2.0
See Also:
IDocumentProvider

setLibraryJavadocLocation

public static void setLibraryJavadocLocation(
IPath archivePath,
                                             
URL url)
Deprecated. Javadoc is now attached to the classpath entry. Evaluate the libraries classpath entry and reconfigure the Javadoc location there.

Sets the Javadoc location for an archive with the given path.

Parameters:
archivePath - the path of the library; this can be an workspace path or an external path in case of an external library.
url - the Javadoc location to set. This location should contain index.html and a file 'package-list'. null clears the current documentation location.
Since:
2.0

setLibraryJavadocLocations

public static void setLibraryJavadocLocations(
IPath[] archivePaths,
                                              
URL[] urls)
Deprecated. Javadoc is now attached to the classpath entry. Evaluate the libraries classpath entry and reconfigure the Javadoc location there.

Sets the Javadoc locations for archives with the given paths.

Parameters:
archivePaths - the paths of the libraries. can be workspace paths or external paths in case of an external library.
urls - the Javadoc locations to set. Each location corresponds to the archive path of the same index. A location should contain index.html and a file 'package-list'. null is a valid location entry and clears the current documentation location. The length of the location array must be equals to the number of archive paths passed.
Since:
3.0

getLibraryJavadocLocation

public static 
URL getLibraryJavadocLocation(
IPath archivePath)
Deprecated. Javadoc is now attached to the classpath entry. Use getJavadocBaseLocation(IJavaElement) with the archive's IPackageFragmentRoot or use getLibraryJavadocLocation(IClasspathEntry) with the archive's IClasspathEntry.

Returns the Javadoc location for an archive or null if no location is available.

Parameters:
archivePath - the path of the library. This can be an workspace path or an external path in case of an external library.
Returns:
the Javadoc location for an archive or null.
Since:
2.0

getLibraryJavadocLocation

public static 
URL getLibraryJavadocLocation(
IClasspathEntry entry)
Returns the Javadoc location for library's classpath entry or null if no location is available. Note that only classpath entries of kind IClasspathEntry.CPE_LIBRARY and IClasspathEntry.CPE_VARIABLE support Javadoc locations.

Parameters:
entry - the classpath entry to get the Javadoc location for
Returns:
the Javadoc location ornull if no Javadoc location is available
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - Thrown when the entry is null or not of kind IClasspathEntry.CPE_LIBRARY or IClasspathEntry.CPE_VARIABLE.
Since:
3.1

setProjectJavadocLocation

public static void setProjectJavadocLocation(
IJavaProject project,
                                             
URL url)
Sets the Javadoc location for a Java project. This location is used for all types located in the project's source folders.

Parameters:
project - the project
url - the Javadoc location to set. This location should contain index.html and a file 'package-list'. null clears the current documentation location.
Since:
2.1

getProjectJavadocLocation

public static 
URL getProjectJavadocLocation(
IJavaProject project)
Returns the Javadoc location for a Java project or null if no location is available. This location is used for all types located in the project's source folders.

Parameters:
project - the project
Returns:
the Javadoc location for a Java project or null
Since:
2.1

getJavadocBaseLocation

public static 
URL getJavadocBaseLocation(
IJavaElement element)
                                  throws 
JavaModelException
Returns the Javadoc base URL for an element. The base location contains the index file. This location doesn't have to exist. Returns null if no javadoc location has been attached to the element's library or project. Example of a returned URL is https://www.junit.org/junit/javadoc.

Parameters:
element - the element for which the documentation URL is requested.
Returns:
the base location
Throws:
JavaModelException - thrown when the element can not be accessed
Since:
2.0

getJavadocLocation

public static 
URL getJavadocLocation(
IJavaElement element,
                                     boolean includeAnchor)
                              throws 
JavaModelException
Returns the Javadoc URL for an element. Example of a returned URL is https://www.junit.org/junit/javadoc/junit/extensions/TestSetup.html. This returned location doesn't have to exist. Returns null if no javadoc location has been attached to the element's library or project.

Parameters:
element - the element for which the documentation URL is requested.
includeAnchor - If set, the URL contains an anchor for member references: https://www.junit.org/junit/javadoc/junit/extensions/TestSetup.html#run(junit.framework.TestResult). Note that this involves type resolving and is a more expensive call than without anchor.
Returns:
the Javadoc URL for the element
Throws:
JavaModelException - thrown when the element can not be accessed
Since:
2.0

getJavaElementClipboardTransfer

public static 
Transfer getJavaElementClipboardTransfer()
Returns the transfer instance used to copy/paste Java elements to and from the clipboard. Objects managed by this transfer instance are of type IJavaElement[]. So to access data from the clipboard clients should use the following code snippet:
   IJavaElement[] elements=
     (IJavaElement[])clipboard.getContents(JavaUI.getJavaElementClipboardTransfer());
 
To put elements into the clipboard use the following snippet:
    IJavaElement[] javaElements= ...;
    clipboard.setContents(
     new Object[] { javaElements },
     new Transfer[] { JavaUI.getJavaElementClipboardTransfer() } );
 

Returns:
returns the transfer object used to copy/paste Java elements to and from the clipboard
Since:
3.0

getColorManager

public static 
IColorManager getColorManager()
Returns the color manager the Java UI plug-in which is used to manage any Java-specific colors needed for such things like syntax highlighting.

Returns:
the color manager to be used for Java text viewers
Since:
3.2

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