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Eclipse Platform
Release 3.5

Interface IStatusHandler

public interface IStatusHandler

A status handler registers to handle a specific status - error or otherwise. Provides a mechanism for separating core (headless) function from UI interaction. The debug plug-in provides a status handlers extension point, against which handlers can register for specific status codes - identified by plug-in identifier and plug-in specific status code. The interaction between an object requiring a status handler (source), and the status handler is defined by the source and handler.

For example, a launch configuration delegate might encounter a timeout while launching an application. In this case the delegate could abort or, via the use of a status handler, prompt the user to continue. This allows the launcher to be implemented in a plug-in that does not require UI support, and allows another (UI) plug-in to register a handler.

A status handler extension is defined in plugin.xml. Following is an example definition of a status handler extension.

 <extension point="org.eclipse.debug.core.statusHandlers">
The attributes are specified as follows:
  • id specifies a unique identifier for this status handler.
  • class specifies the fully qualified name of the Java class that implements IStatusHandler.
  • plugin plug-in identifier that corresponds to the plug-in of the status this handler is registered for (i.e. IStatus.getPlugin()).
  • code specifies the status code this handler is registered for.

Clients may implement this interface.

See Also:

Method Summary
  Object handleStatus ( IStatus status, Object source)
          Notifies this status handler that the given status has been generated by the specified source object and requires resolution.

Method Detail


Object handleStatus(
IStatus status,
Object source)
Notifies this status handler that the given status has been generated by the specified source object and requires resolution.

status - the status to handle
source - the object delegating to this status handler the given status
an object representing the resolution of the status
CoreException - if unable to resolve the status

Eclipse Platform
Release 3.5

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