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Eclipse Platform
Release 3.5

org.eclipse.jface.text
Class AbstractInformationControlManager

java.lang.Object
  extended by 
org.eclipse.jface.text.AbstractInformationControlManager
Direct Known Subclasses:
AbstractHoverInformationControlManager, InformationPresenter

public abstract class AbstractInformationControlManager
extends Object

Manages the life cycle, visibility, layout, and contents of an IInformationControl. This manager can be installed on and removed from a control, referred to as the subject control, i.e. the one from which the subject of the information to be shown is retrieved. Also a manager can be enabled or disabled. An installed and enabled manager can be forced to show information in its information control using showInformation. An information control manager uses an IInformationControlCloser to define the behavior when a presented information control must be closed. The disposal of the subject and the information control are internally handled by the information control manager and are not the responsibility of the information control closer.

Since:
2.0
See Also:
IInformationControl

Nested Class Summary
static class AbstractInformationControlManager.Anchor
          Constitutes entities to enumerate anchors for the layout of the information control.
static interface AbstractInformationControlManager.IInformationControlCloser
          Interface of an information control closer.
 
Field Summary
static  AbstractInformationControlManager.Anchor ANCHOR_BOTTOM
          Anchor representing the bottom of the information area
static  AbstractInformationControlManager.Anchor ANCHOR_GLOBAL
          Anchor representing the middle of the subject control
static  AbstractInformationControlManager.Anchor ANCHOR_LEFT
          Anchor representing the left side of the information area
static  AbstractInformationControlManager.Anchor ANCHOR_RIGHT
          Anchor representing the right side of the information area
static  AbstractInformationControlManager.Anchor ANCHOR_TOP
          Anchor representing the top of the information area
protected static boolean DEBUG
          Tells whether this class and its subclasses are in debug mode.
protected  boolean fDisposed
          Indicates that the information control has been disposed.
protected   IInformationControl fInformationControl
          The information control.
protected   AbstractInformationControlManager.IInformationControlCloser fInformationControlCloser
          The information control closer.
protected   IInformationControlCreator fInformationControlCreator
          The information control creator.
static  String STORE_LOCATION_X
          Dialog store constant for the location's x-coordinate.
static  String STORE_LOCATION_Y
          Dialog store constant for the location's y-coordinate.
static  String STORE_SIZE_HEIGHT
          Dialog store constant for the size's height.
static  String STORE_SIZE_WIDTH
          Dialog store constant for the size's width.
 
Constructor Summary
protected AbstractInformationControlManager ( IInformationControlCreator creator)
          Creates a new information control manager using the given information control creator.
 
Method Summary
protected   Rectangle computeAvailableArea ( Rectangle subjectArea, Rectangle bounds, AbstractInformationControlManager.Anchor anchor)
          Computes the area available for an information control given an anchor and the subject area within bounds.
protected abstract  void computeInformation ()
          Computes the information to be displayed and the area in which the computed information is valid.
protected   Point computeInformationControlLocation ( Rectangle subjectArea, Point controlSize)
          Computes the location of the information control depending on the subject area and the size of the information control.
protected   Point computeLocation ( Rectangle subjectArea, Point controlSize, AbstractInformationControlManager.Anchor anchor)
          Computes the display location of the information control.
protected   Point computeSizeConstraints ( Control subjectControl, IInformationControl informationControl)
          Computes the size constraints of the information control in points based on the default font of the given subject control as well as the size constraints in character width.
protected   Point computeSizeConstraints ( Control subjectControl, Rectangle subjectArea, IInformationControl informationControl)
          Computes the size constraints of the information control in points.
 void dispose ()
          Disposes this manager and if necessary all dependent parts such as the information control.
 void disposeInformationControl ()
          Disposes this manager's information control.
protected  void doShowInformation ()
          Computes information to be displayed as well as the subject area and initiates that this information is presented in the information control.
protected   IInformationControl getInformationControl ()
          Returns the information control.
 org.eclipse.jface.internal.text.InternalAccessor getInternalAccessor ()
          Returns an adapter that gives access to internal methods.
protected   AbstractInformationControlManager.Anchor getNextFallbackAnchor ( AbstractInformationControlManager.Anchor anchor)
          Returns the next fallback anchor as specified by this manager's fallback anchor sequence.
protected   Rectangle getSubjectArea ()
          Returns the actual subject area.
protected   Control getSubjectControl ()
          Returns the subject control of this manager/information control.
protected  void handleInformationControlDisposed ()
          Handles the disposal of the information control.
protected  void handleSubjectControlDisposed ()
          Handles the disposal of the subject control.
protected  void hideInformationControl ()
          Hides the information control and stops the information control closer.
 void install ( Control subjectControl)
          Installs this manager on the given control.
protected  boolean isEnabled ()
          Returns whether this manager is enabled or not.
protected  void presentInformation ()
          Presents the information in the information control or hides the information control if no information should be presented.
protected   Rectangle restoreInformationControlBounds ()
          Restores the information control's bounds.
 void setAnchor ( AbstractInformationControlManager.Anchor anchor)
          Sets the anchor used for laying out the information control relative to the subject control.
protected  void setCloser ( AbstractInformationControlManager.IInformationControlCloser closer)
          Sets the information control closer for this manager.
protected  void setCustomInformationControlCreator ( IInformationControlCreator informationControlCreator)
          Sets the temporary custom control creator, overriding this manager's default information control creator.
 void setEnabled (boolean enabled)
          Deprecated. visibility will be changed to protected
 void setFallbackAnchors ( AbstractInformationControlManager.Anchor[] fallbackAnchors)
          Sets the anchors fallback sequence used to layout the information control if the original anchor can not be used because the information control would not fit in the display client area.
protected  void setInformation ( Object information, Rectangle subjectArea)
          Sets the parameters of the information to be displayed.
protected  void setInformation ( String information, Rectangle subjectArea)
          Sets the parameters of the information to be displayed.
 void setMargins (int xMargin, int yMargin)
          Sets the horizontal and vertical margin to be used when laying out the information control relative to the subject control.
 void setRestoreInformationControlBounds ( IDialogSettings dialogSettings, boolean restoreLocation, boolean restoreSize)
          Tells this information control manager to open the information control with the values contained in the given dialog settings and to store the control's last valid size in the given dialog settings.
 void setSizeConstraints (int widthInChar, int heightInChar, boolean enforceAsMinimalSize, boolean enforceAsMaximalSize)
          Sets the width- and height constraints of the information control.
 void showInformation ()
          Computes information to be displayed as well as the subject area and initiates that this information is presented in the information control.
protected  void showInformationControl ( Rectangle subjectArea)
          Shows the information control and starts the information control closer.
protected  void storeInformationControlBounds ()
          Stores the information control's bounds.
 void takesFocusWhenVisible (boolean takesFocus)
          Tells the manager whether it should set the focus to the information control when made visible.
protected  boolean updateLocation ( Point location, Point size, Rectangle displayArea, AbstractInformationControlManager.Anchor anchor)
          Checks whether a control of the given size at the given location would be completely visible in the given display area when laid out by using the given anchor.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang. Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

ANCHOR_TOP

public static final 
AbstractInformationControlManager.Anchor ANCHOR_TOP
Anchor representing the top of the information area


ANCHOR_BOTTOM

public static final 
AbstractInformationControlManager.Anchor ANCHOR_BOTTOM
Anchor representing the bottom of the information area


ANCHOR_LEFT

public static final 
AbstractInformationControlManager.Anchor ANCHOR_LEFT
Anchor representing the left side of the information area


ANCHOR_RIGHT

public static final 
AbstractInformationControlManager.Anchor ANCHOR_RIGHT
Anchor representing the right side of the information area


ANCHOR_GLOBAL

public static final 
AbstractInformationControlManager.Anchor ANCHOR_GLOBAL
Anchor representing the middle of the subject control

Since:
2.1

STORE_LOCATION_X

public static final 
String STORE_LOCATION_X
Dialog store constant for the location's x-coordinate.

Since:
3.0
See Also:
Constant Field Values

STORE_LOCATION_Y

public static final 
String STORE_LOCATION_Y
Dialog store constant for the location's y-coordinate.

Since:
3.0
See Also:
Constant Field Values

STORE_SIZE_WIDTH

public static final 
String STORE_SIZE_WIDTH
Dialog store constant for the size's width.

Since:
3.0
See Also:
Constant Field Values

STORE_SIZE_HEIGHT

public static final 
String STORE_SIZE_HEIGHT
Dialog store constant for the size's height.

Since:
3.0
See Also:
Constant Field Values

DEBUG

protected static final boolean DEBUG
Tells whether this class and its subclasses are in debug mode.

Subclasses may use this.

Since:
3.4

fInformationControl

protected 
IInformationControl fInformationControl
The information control.

This field should not be referenced by subclasses. It is protected for API compatibility reasons.


fInformationControlCreator

protected 
IInformationControlCreator fInformationControlCreator
The information control creator.

This field should not be referenced by subclasses. It is protected for API compatibility reasons.


fInformationControlCloser

protected 
AbstractInformationControlManager.IInformationControlCloser fInformationControlCloser
The information control closer.

This field should not be referenced by subclasses. It is protected for API compatibility reasons.


fDisposed

protected boolean fDisposed
Indicates that the information control has been disposed.

This field should not be referenced by subclasses. It is protected for API compatibility reasons.

Constructor Detail

AbstractInformationControlManager

protected AbstractInformationControlManager(
IInformationControlCreator creator)
Creates a new information control manager using the given information control creator. By default the following configuration is given:
  • enabled == false
  • horizontal margin == 5 points
  • vertical margin == 5 points
  • width constraint == 60 characters
  • height constraint == 6 characters
  • enforce constraints as minimal size == false
  • enforce constraints as maximal size == false
  • layout anchor == ANCHOR_BOTTOM
  • fall back anchors == { ANCHOR_TOP, ANCHOR_BOTTOM, ANCHOR_LEFT, ANCHOR_RIGHT, ANCHOR_GLOBAL }
  • takes focus when visible == false

Parameters:
creator - the information control creator
Method Detail

computeInformation

protected abstract void computeInformation()
Computes the information to be displayed and the area in which the computed information is valid. Implementation of this method must finish their computation by setting the computation results using setInformation.


setInformation

protected final void setInformation(
String information,
                                    
Rectangle subjectArea)
Sets the parameters of the information to be displayed. These are the information itself and the area for which the given information is valid. This so called subject area is a graphical region of the information control's subject control. This method calls presentInformation() to trigger the presentation of the computed information.

Parameters:
information - the information, or null if none is available
subjectArea - the subject area, or null if none is available

setInformation

protected final void setInformation(
Object information,
                                    
Rectangle subjectArea)
Sets the parameters of the information to be displayed. These are the information itself and the area for which the given information is valid. This so called subject area is a graphical region of the information control's subject control. This method calls presentInformation() to trigger the presentation of the computed information.

Parameters:
information - the information, or null if none is available
subjectArea - the subject area, or null if none is available
Since:
2.1

setCloser

protected void setCloser(
AbstractInformationControlManager.IInformationControlCloser closer)
Sets the information control closer for this manager.

Parameters:
closer - the information control closer for this manager

setMargins

public void setMargins(int xMargin,
                       int yMargin)
Sets the horizontal and vertical margin to be used when laying out the information control relative to the subject control.

Parameters:
xMargin - the x-margin
yMargin - the y-Margin

setSizeConstraints

public void setSizeConstraints(int widthInChar,
                               int heightInChar,
                               boolean enforceAsMinimalSize,
                               boolean enforceAsMaximalSize)
Sets the width- and height constraints of the information control.

Parameters:
widthInChar - the width constraint in number of characters
heightInChar - the height constrain in number of characters
enforceAsMinimalSize - indicates whether the constraints describe the minimal allowed size of the control
enforceAsMaximalSize - indicates whether the constraints describe the maximal allowed size of the control

setRestoreInformationControlBounds

public void setRestoreInformationControlBounds(
IDialogSettings dialogSettings,
                                               boolean restoreLocation,
                                               boolean restoreSize)
Tells this information control manager to open the information control with the values contained in the given dialog settings and to store the control's last valid size in the given dialog settings.

Note: This API is only valid if the information control implements IInformationControlExtension3. Not following this restriction will later result in an UnsupportedOperationException .

The constants used to store the values are:

Parameters:
dialogSettings - the dialog settings
restoreLocation - true iff the location is must be (re-)stored
restoreSize - trueiff the size is (re-)stored
Since:
3.0

setAnchor

public void setAnchor(
AbstractInformationControlManager.Anchor anchor)
Sets the anchor used for laying out the information control relative to the subject control. E.g, using ANCHOR_TOP indicates that the information control is position above the area for which the information to be displayed is valid.

Parameters:
anchor - the layout anchor

setFallbackAnchors

public void setFallbackAnchors(
AbstractInformationControlManager.Anchor[] fallbackAnchors)
Sets the anchors fallback sequence used to layout the information control if the original anchor can not be used because the information control would not fit in the display client area.

The fallback anchor for a given anchor is the one that comes directly after the given anchor or is the first one in the sequence if the given anchor is the last one in the sequence.

Note: This sequence is ignored if the original anchor is not contained in this list.

Parameters:
fallbackAnchors - the array with the anchor fallback sequence
See Also:
setAnchor(AbstractInformationControlManager.Anchor)

setCustomInformationControlCreator

protected void setCustomInformationControlCreator(
IInformationControlCreator informationControlCreator)
Sets the temporary custom control creator, overriding this manager's default information control creator.

Parameters:
informationControlCreator - the creator, possibly null
Since:
3.0

takesFocusWhenVisible

public void takesFocusWhenVisible(boolean takesFocus)
Tells the manager whether it should set the focus to the information control when made visible.

Parameters:
takesFocus - true if information control should take focus when made visible

handleSubjectControlDisposed

protected void handleSubjectControlDisposed()
Handles the disposal of the subject control. By default, the information control is disposed by calling disposeInformationControl. Subclasses may extend this method.


install

public void install(
Control subjectControl)
Installs this manager on the given control. The control is now taking the role of the subject control. This implementation sets the control also as the information control closer's subject control and automatically enables this manager.

Parameters:
subjectControl - the subject control

getSubjectControl

protected 
Control getSubjectControl()
Returns the subject control of this manager/information control.

Returns:
the subject control

getSubjectArea

protected 
Rectangle getSubjectArea()
Returns the actual subject area.

Returns:
the actual subject area

setEnabled

public void setEnabled(boolean enabled)
Deprecated. visibility will be changed to protected

Sets the enable state of this manager.

Parameters:
enabled - the enable state

isEnabled

protected boolean isEnabled()
Returns whether this manager is enabled or not.

Returns:
true if this manager is enabled otherwise false

computeSizeConstraints

protected 
Point computeSizeConstraints(
Control subjectControl,
                                       
IInformationControl informationControl)
Computes the size constraints of the information control in points based on the default font of the given subject control as well as the size constraints in character width.

Parameters:
subjectControl - the subject control
informationControl - the information control whose size constraints are computed
Returns:
the computed size constraints in points

computeSizeConstraints

protected 
Point computeSizeConstraints(
Control subjectControl,
                                       
Rectangle subjectArea,
                                       
IInformationControl informationControl)
Computes the size constraints of the information control in points.

Parameters:
subjectControl - the subject control
subjectArea - the subject area
informationControl - the information control whose size constraints are computed
Returns:
the computed size constraints in points
Since:
3.0

handleInformationControlDisposed

protected void handleInformationControlDisposed()
Handles the disposal of the information control. By default, the information control closer is stopped.


getInformationControl

protected 
IInformationControl getInformationControl()
Returns the information control. If the information control has not been created yet, it is automatically created.

Returns:
the information control

computeLocation

protected 
Point computeLocation(
Rectangle subjectArea,
                                
Point controlSize,
                                
AbstractInformationControlManager.Anchor anchor)
Computes the display location of the information control. The location is computed considering the given subject area, the anchor at the subject area, and the size of the information control. This method does not care about whether the information control would be completely visible when placed at the result location.

Parameters:
subjectArea - the subject area
controlSize - the size of the information control
anchor - the anchor at the subject area
Returns:
the display location of the information control

computeAvailableArea

protected 
Rectangle computeAvailableArea(
Rectangle subjectArea,
                                         
Rectangle bounds,
                                         
AbstractInformationControlManager.Anchor anchor)
Computes the area available for an information control given an anchor and the subject area within bounds.

Parameters:
subjectArea - the subject area
bounds - the bounds
anchor - the anchor at the subject area
Returns:
the area available at the given anchor relative to the subject area, confined to the monitor's client area
Since:
3.3

updateLocation

protected boolean updateLocation(
Point location,
                                 
Point size,
                                 
Rectangle displayArea,
                                 
AbstractInformationControlManager.Anchor anchor)
Checks whether a control of the given size at the given location would be completely visible in the given display area when laid out by using the given anchor. If not, this method tries to shift the control orthogonal to the direction given by the anchor to make it visible. If possible it updates the location.

This method returns true if the potentially updated position results in a completely visible control, or false otherwise.

Parameters:
location - the location of the control
size - the size of the control
displayArea - the display area in which the control should be visible
anchor - anchor for lying out the control
Returns:
trueif the updated location is useful

getNextFallbackAnchor

protected 
AbstractInformationControlManager.Anchor getNextFallbackAnchor(
AbstractInformationControlManager.Anchor anchor)
Returns the next fallback anchor as specified by this manager's fallback anchor sequence.

The fallback anchor for the given anchor is the one that comes directly after the given anchor or is the first one in the sequence if the given anchor is the last one in the sequence.

Note: It is the callers responsibility to prevent an endless loop i.e. to test whether a given anchor has already been used once. then

Parameters:
anchor - the current anchor
Returns:
the next fallback anchor or null if no fallback anchor is available

computeInformationControlLocation

protected 
Point computeInformationControlLocation(
Rectangle subjectArea,
                                                  
Point controlSize)
Computes the location of the information control depending on the subject area and the size of the information control. This method attempts to find a location at which the information control lies completely in the display's client area while honoring the manager's default anchor. If this isn't possible using the default anchor, the fallback anchors are tried out.

Parameters:
subjectArea - the information area
controlSize - the size of the information control
Returns:
the computed location of the information control

showInformation

public void showInformation()
Computes information to be displayed as well as the subject area and initiates that this information is presented in the information control. This happens only if this controller is enabled.


doShowInformation

protected void doShowInformation()
Computes information to be displayed as well as the subject area and initiates that this information is presented in the information control.


presentInformation

protected void presentInformation()
Presents the information in the information control or hides the information control if no information should be presented. The information has previously been set using setInformation.

This method should only be called from overriding methods or from setInformation.


hideInformationControl

protected void hideInformationControl()
Hides the information control and stops the information control closer.


showInformationControl

protected void showInformationControl(
Rectangle subjectArea)
Shows the information control and starts the information control closer. This method may not be called by clients.

Parameters:
subjectArea - the information area

disposeInformationControl

public void disposeInformationControl()
Disposes this manager's information control.


dispose

public void dispose()
Disposes this manager and if necessary all dependent parts such as the information control. For symmetry it first disables this manager.


storeInformationControlBounds

protected void storeInformationControlBounds()
Stores the information control's bounds.

Since:
3.0

restoreInformationControlBounds

protected 
Rectangle restoreInformationControlBounds()
Restores the information control's bounds.

Returns:
the stored bounds
Since:
3.0

getInternalAccessor

public org.eclipse.jface.internal.text.InternalAccessor getInternalAccessor()
Returns an adapter that gives access to internal methods.

Note: This method is not intended to be referenced or overridden by clients.

Returns:
the replaceable information control accessor
Since:
3.4
Restriction:
This method is not intended to be referenced by clients.
Restriction:
This method is not intended to be re-implemented or extended by clients.

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