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Eclipse Platform
Release 3.5

org.eclipse.core.runtime.content
Interface IContentTypeManager

All Superinterfaces:
IContentTypeMatcher

public interface IContentTypeManager
extends IContentTypeMatcher

The content type manager provides facilities for file name and content-based type lookup and content description.

This interface is not intended to be implemented by clients.

Since:
3.0
See Also:
IContentTypeMatcher

Nested Class Summary
static class IContentTypeManager.ContentTypeChangeEvent
          An event object which describes the details of a change to a content type.
static interface IContentTypeManager.IContentTypeChangeListener
          A listener to be used to receive content type change events.
static interface IContentTypeManager.ISelectionPolicy
          A policy for refining the set of content types that should be accepted during content type matching operations.
 
Field Summary
static  String CT_TEXT
          Content type identifier constant for platform's primary text-based content type: org.eclipse.core.runtime.text.
 
Method Summary
 void addContentTypeChangeListener ( IContentTypeManager.IContentTypeChangeListener listener)
          Register the given listener for notification of content type changes.
  IContentType[] getAllContentTypes ()
          Returns all content types known by the platform.
  IContentType getContentType ( String contentTypeIdentifier)
          Returns the content type with the given identifier, or null if no such content type is known by the platform.
  IContentTypeMatcher getMatcher ( IContentTypeManager.ISelectionPolicy customPolicy, IScopeContext context)
          Returns a newly created content type matcher using the given content type selection policy and preference scope.
 void removeContentTypeChangeListener ( IContentTypeManager.IContentTypeChangeListener listener)
          De-register the given listener from receiving notification of content type changes.
 
Methods inherited from interface org.eclipse.core.runtime.content. IContentTypeMatcher
findContentTypeFor, findContentTypeFor, findContentTypesFor, findContentTypesFor, getDescriptionFor, getDescriptionFor
 

Field Detail

CT_TEXT

static final 
String CT_TEXT
Content type identifier constant for platform's primary text-based content type: org.eclipse.core.runtime.text.

All text-based content types ought to be sub types of the content type identified by this string. This provides a simple way for detecting whether a content type is text-based:

 IContentType text = Platform.getContentTypeManager().getContentType(IContentTypeManager.CT_TEXT);
 IContentType someType = ...;
 boolean isTextBased = someType.isKindOf(text);
 

See Also:
Constant Field Values
Method Detail

addContentTypeChangeListener

void addContentTypeChangeListener(
IContentTypeManager.IContentTypeChangeListener listener)
Register the given listener for notification of content type changes. Calling this method multiple times with the same listener has no effect. The given listener argument must not be null.

Parameters:
listener - the content type change listener to register
See Also:
removeContentTypeChangeListener(IContentTypeManager.IContentTypeChangeListener), IContentTypeManager.IContentTypeChangeListener

getAllContentTypes

IContentType[] getAllContentTypes()
Returns all content types known by the platform.

Returns an empty array if there are no content types available.

Returns:
all content types known by the platform.

getContentType

IContentType getContentType(
String contentTypeIdentifier)
Returns the content type with the given identifier, or null if no such content type is known by the platform.

Parameters:
contentTypeIdentifier - the identifier for the content type
Returns:
the content type, or null

getMatcher

IContentTypeMatcher getMatcher(
IContentTypeManager.ISelectionPolicy customPolicy,
                               
IScopeContext context)
Returns a newly created content type matcher using the given content type selection policy and preference scope. If the preference scope is null, the default scope is used.

Parameters:
customPolicy - a selection policy
context - a user preference context to be used by the matcher, or null
Returns:
a content type matcher that uses the given policy
Since:
3.1

removeContentTypeChangeListener

void removeContentTypeChangeListener(
IContentTypeManager.IContentTypeChangeListener listener)
De-register the given listener from receiving notification of content type changes. Calling this method multiple times with the same listener has no effect. The given listener argument must not be null.

Parameters:
listener - the content type change listener to remove
See Also:
addContentTypeChangeListener(IContentTypeManager.IContentTypeChangeListener), IContentTypeManager.IContentTypeChangeListener

Eclipse Platform
Release 3.5

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