Contributing a search page
When the user selects a resource and chooses the search command, the search
plug-in launches a dialog containing pages for different kinds of content
searches. These pages are contributed using the
The markup for contributing a search page is
straightforward. The following example is the JDT plug-in's contribution
of the Java search page:
The class that implements the
search page must be specified. This class must implement the
nterface and typically extends
The label and icon that can be
used to describe the search in the search dialog are also specified.
Additional parameters control the size of the page and the location of the page
within the search dialog.
The extensions attribute specifies the
resources on which the search page can operate. It is formatted as a comma
separated list of file extensions. Each file extension should be followed
by a numeric weight value, where 0 is the lowest weight, separated by a
colon. The weight value is a relative value used to allow the search
infrastructure to find the search page most appropriate for a given resource.
If a search page can search all possible resources then "*" should be used.
the search page
is simple. Your search page must implement
is called when the Search button is pressed. Of course, your
particular search implementation depends on your plug-in's function, but it is
typical to open a results viewer in this method using
Your plug-in is responsible for
showing its results in the search result view.