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Eclipse Platform
Release 3.5

org.eclipse.core.runtime
Interface IAdapterFactory


public interface IAdapterFactory

An adapter factory defines behavioral extensions for one or more classes that implements the IAdaptable interface. Adapter factories are registered with an adapter manager.

This interface can be used without OSGi running.

Clients may implement this interface.

See Also:
IAdapterManager, IAdaptable

Method Summary
  Object getAdapter ( Object adaptableObject, Class adapterType)
          Returns an object which is an instance of the given class associated with the given object.
  Class[] getAdapterList ()
          Returns the collection of adapter types handled by this factory.
 

Method Detail

getAdapter

Object getAdapter(
Object adaptableObject,
                  
Class adapterType)
Returns an object which is an instance of the given class associated with the given object. Returns null if no such object can be found.

Parameters:
adaptableObject - the adaptable object being queried (usually an instance of IAdaptable)
adapterType - the type of adapter to look up
Returns:
a object castable to the given adapter type, or null if this adapter factory does not have an adapter of the given type for the given object

getAdapterList

Class[] getAdapterList()
Returns the collection of adapter types handled by this factory.

This method is generally used by an adapter manager to discover which adapter types are supported, in advance of dispatching any actual getAdapter requests.

Returns:
the collection of adapter types

Eclipse Platform
Release 3.5

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