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Eclipse Plug-in Developer Guide
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Eclipse Platform
Release 3.5

Package org.eclipse.core.runtime.preferences

Provides core support for Eclipse preferences.


Interface Summary
IEclipsePreferences This interface describes Eclipse extensions to the preference story.
IEclipsePreferences.INodeChangeListener A listener to be used to receive preference node change events.
IEclipsePreferences.IPreferenceChangeListener A listener used to receive changes to preference values in the preference store.
IExportedPreferences Represents a node in the preference hierarchy which is used in the import/export mechanism.
IPreferenceFilter Preference filters are used to describe the relationship between the preference tree and a data set when importing/exporting preferences.
IPreferenceNodeVisitor This interface is implemented by objects that visit preference nodes.
IPreferencesService The preference service provides facilities for dealing with the default scope precedence lookup order, querying the preference store for values using this order, accessing the root of the preference store node hierarchy, and importing/exporting preferences.
IScope Clients contributing a scope to the Eclipse preference system must implement this interface to aid Eclipse in creating a new node for the hierarchy.
IScopeContext Clients implement this interface to provide context to a particular scope.

Class Summary
AbstractPreferenceInitializer Abstract class used to aid in default preference value initialization.
ConfigurationScope Object representing the configuration scope in the Eclipse preferences hierarchy.
DefaultScope Object representing the default scope in the Eclipse preferences hierarchy.
IEclipsePreferences.NodeChangeEvent An event object which describes the details of a change in the preference node hierarchy.
IEclipsePreferences.PreferenceChangeEvent An event object describing the details of a change to a preference in the preference store.
InstanceScope Object representing the instance scope in the Eclipse preferences hierarchy.
PreferenceFilterEntry Class which represents and preference filter entry to be used during preference import/export (for example).
PreferenceModifyListener This class provides a hook into the preference service before particular operations on the global preference tree.

Package org.eclipse.core.runtime.preferences Description

Provides core support for Eclipse preferences.

Package Specification

This package specifies API for defining and accessing preferences in the runtime.


Eclipse Platform
Release 3.5

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