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Eclipse Plug-in Developer Guide
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Hyperlink control

Hyperlink is a custom widget created to complement the standard SWT widget set when used in the context of UI Forms. Hyperlink is a selectable text control that acts like a Web browser hyperlink:

	Hyperlink link = toolkit.createHyperlink(form.getBody(), "Click here.",
		link.addHyperlinkListener(new HyperlinkAdapter() {
			public void linkActivated(HyperlinkEvent e) {
				System.out.println("Link activated!");
		link.setText("A sample link");

Hyperlinks fire HyperlinkEvent objects when users interact with them. By adding a HyperlinkListener, clients can capture when the mouse enters and exits the link, as well as activates it (either by mouse click or by 'Enter' key).

Hyperlinks created by the form toolkit are automatically inserted into a hyperlink group. HyperlinkGroup manages common hyperlink properties like normal and hover foreground color, underline style etc. for all the links that belong to the group.

Since many hyperlinks are combined with a small image, UI Forms provide a subclass called ImageHyperlink that add the ability to combine text and image in one clickable control. This class can also be used when a hyperlink image (without text) is needed. If image is not set, ImageHyperlink behaves identically to Hyperlink.

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