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Eclipse Plug-in Developer Guide
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Eclipse Platform
Release 3.5

Package org.eclipse.core.runtime.content

Provides core support for content types.


Interface Summary
IContentDescriber Content describers know how to retrieve metadata from contents.
IContentDescription A content description object contains information about the nature of arbitrary data.
IContentType Content types represent and provide information on file types, such as associated file names/extensions, default charset, etc.
IContentTypeManager The content type manager provides facilities for file name and content-based type lookup and content description.
IContentTypeManager.IContentTypeChangeListener A listener to be used to receive content type change events.
IContentTypeManager.ISelectionPolicy A policy for refining the set of content types that should be accepted during content type matching operations.
IContentTypeMatcher An object that performs content type matching queries.
IContentTypeSettings Gives access to the user settings for a content type.
ITextContentDescriber Text content describers extend basic content describers to provide the ability of scanning character streams (readers).

Class Summary
BinarySignatureDescriber A content describer for binary formats that present some simple signature at a known, fixed offset.
IContentTypeManager.ContentTypeChangeEvent An event object which describes the details of a change to a content type.
XMLContentDescriber A content describer for XML files.
XMLRootElementContentDescriber Deprecated. Use XMLRootElementContentDescriber2 instead
XMLRootElementContentDescriber2 A content describer for detecting the name of the top-level element, its namespace and the DTD system identifier in an XML file.

Package org.eclipse.core.runtime.content Description

Provides core support for content types.

Package Specification

This package specifies API for content type management and automatic content type determination.


Eclipse Platform
Release 3.5

Guidelines for using Eclipse APIs.

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