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Eclipse Platform
Release 3.5

org.eclipse.jface.text.contentassist
Interface IContextInformation

All Known Implementing Classes:
ContextInformation

public interface IContextInformation

The interface of context information presented to the user and generated by content assist processors.

In order to provide backward compatibility for clients of IContextInformation, extension interfaces are used to provide a means of evolution. The following extension interfaces exist:

The interface can be implemented by clients. By default, clients use ContextInformation as the standard implementer of this interface.

See Also:
IContentAssistProcessor

Method Summary
 boolean equals ( Object object)
          Compares the given object with this receiver.
  String getContextDisplayString ()
          Returns the string to be displayed in the list of contexts.
  Image getImage ()
          Returns the image for this context information.
  String getInformationDisplayString ()
          Returns the string to be displayed in the tool tip like information popup.
 

Method Detail

getContextDisplayString

String getContextDisplayString()
Returns the string to be displayed in the list of contexts. This method is used to supply a unique presentation for situations where the context is ambiguous. These strings are used to allow the user to select the specific context.

Returns:
the string to be displayed for the context

getImage

Image getImage()
Returns the image for this context information. The image will be shown to the left of the display string.

Returns:
the image to be shown or null if no image is desired

getInformationDisplayString

String getInformationDisplayString()
Returns the string to be displayed in the tool tip like information popup.

Returns:
the string to be displayed

equals

boolean equals(
Object object)
Compares the given object with this receiver. Two context informations are equal if there information display strings and their context display strings are equal.

Note: As specified in Object.equals(Object) clients will most likely also have to implement Object.hashCode() .

Overrides:
equals in class Object
See Also:
Object.equals(Object)

Eclipse Platform
Release 3.5

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