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Eclipse Platform
Release 3.5

org.eclipse.compare
Interface ITypedElement

All Known Subinterfaces:
IDiffContainer, IDiffElement, ISynchronizeModelElement
All Known Implementing Classes:
DiffContainer, DiffElement, DiffNode, HistoryItem, ResourceNode, StructureRootNode

public interface ITypedElement

Interface for getting the name, image, and type for an object.

These methods are typically used to present an input object in the compare UI (getName and getImage) and for finding a viewer for a given input type (getType).

Clients may implement this interface.


Field Summary
static  String FOLDER_TYPE
          Type for a folder input (value "FOLDER").
static  String TEXT_TYPE
          Type for an element whose actual type is text (value "txt").
static  String UNKNOWN_TYPE
          Type for an element whose actual type could not be determined.
 
Method Summary
  Image getImage ()
          Returns an image for this object.
  String getName ()
          Returns the name of this object.
  String getType ()
          Returns the type of this object.
 

Field Detail

FOLDER_TYPE

static final 
String FOLDER_TYPE
Type for a folder input (value "FOLDER"). Folders are comparison elements that have no contents, only a name and children.

See Also:
Constant Field Values

TEXT_TYPE

static final 
String TEXT_TYPE
Type for an element whose actual type is text (value "txt").

See Also:
Constant Field Values

UNKNOWN_TYPE

static final 
String UNKNOWN_TYPE
Type for an element whose actual type could not be determined. (value "???").

See Also:
Constant Field Values
Method Detail

getName

String getName()
Returns the name of this object. The name is used when displaying this object in the UI.

Returns:
the name of this object

getImage

Image getImage()
Returns an image for this object. This image is used when displaying this object in the UI.

Returns:
the image of this object or null if this type of input has no image

getType

String getType()
Returns the type of this object. For objects with a file name this is typically the file extension. For folders its the constant FOLDER_TYPE. The type is used for determining a suitable viewer for this object.

Returns:
the type of this object

Eclipse Platform
Release 3.5

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