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Eclipse Platform
Release 3.5

org.eclipse.jface.text
Interface IDocument

All Known Implementing Classes:
AbstractDocument, ChildDocument, Document, ProjectionDocument

public interface IDocument

An IDocument represents text providing support for

  • text manipulation
  • positions
  • partitions
  • line information
  • document change listeners
  • document partition change listeners
A document allows to set its content and to manipulate it. For manipulation a document provides the replace method which substitutes a given string for a specified text range in the document. On each document change, all registered document listeners are informed exactly once.

Positions are stickers to the document's text that are updated when the document is changed. Positions are updated by IPositionUpdaters. Position updaters are managed as a list. The list defines the sequence in which position updaters are invoked. This way, position updaters may rely on each other. Positions are grouped into categories. A category is a ordered list of positions. the document defines the order of position in a category based on the position's offset based on the implementation of the method computeIndexInCategory. Each document must support a default position category whose name is specified by this interface.

A document can be considered consisting of a sequence of not overlapping partitions. A partition is defined by its offset, its length, and its type. Partitions are updated on every document manipulation and ensured to be up-to-date when the document listeners are informed. A document uses an IDocumentPartitioner to manage its partitions. A document may be unpartitioned which happens when there is no partitioner. In this case, the document is considered as one single partition of a default type. The default type is specified by this interface. If a document change changes the document's partitioning all registered partitioning listeners are informed exactly once. The extension interface IDocumentExtension3 introduced in version 3.0 extends the concept of partitions and allows a document to not only manage one but multiple partitioning. Each partitioning has an id which must be used to refer to a particular partitioning.

An IDocument provides methods to map line numbers and character positions onto each other based on the document's line delimiters. When moving text between documents using different line delimiters, the text must be converted to use the target document's line delimiters.

An IDocument does not care about mixed line delimiters. Clients who want to ensure a single line delimiter in their document should use the line delimiter returned by TextUtilities.getDefaultLineDelimiter(IDocument).

IDocument throws BadLocationException if the parameters of queries or manipulation requests are not inside the bounds of the document. The purpose of this style of exception handling is

  • prepare document for multi-thread access
  • allow clients to implement backtracking recovery methods
  • prevent clients from up-front contract checking when dealing with documents.

A document support for searching has deprecated since version 3.0. The recommended way for searching is to use a FindReplaceDocumentAdapter.

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

  • IDocumentExtension since version 2.0 introducing the concept of post notification replaces in order to allow document listeners to manipulate the document while receiving a document change notification
  • IDocumentExtension2 since version 2.1 introducing configuration methods for post notification replaces and document change notification.
  • IDocumentExtension3 since version 3.0 replacing the original partitioning concept by allowing multiple partitionings at the same time and introducing zero- length partitions in conjunction with the distinction between open and closed partitions.
  • IDocumentExtension4 since version 3.1 introducing the concept of rewrite sessions. A rewrite session is a sequence of document replace operations that form a semantic unit. It also introduces a modification stamp and the ability to set the initial line delimiter and to query the default line delimiter.

Clients may implement this interface and its extension interfaces or use the default implementation provided by AbstractDocument and Document.

See Also:
IDocumentExtension, IDocumentExtension2, IDocumentExtension3, IDocumentExtension4, Position, IPositionUpdater, IDocumentPartitioner, ILineTracker, IDocumentListener, IDocumentPartitioningListener

Field Summary
static  String DEFAULT_CATEGORY
          The identifier of the default position category.
static  String DEFAULT_CONTENT_TYPE
          The identifier of the default partition content type.
 
Method Summary
 void addDocumentListener ( IDocumentListener listener)
          Registers the document listener with the document.
 void addDocumentPartitioningListener ( IDocumentPartitioningListener listener)
          Registers the document partitioning listener with the document.
 void addPosition ( Position position)
          Adds the position to the document's default position category.
 void addPosition ( String category, Position position)
          Adds the position to the specified position category of the document.
 void addPositionCategory ( String category)
          Adds a new position category to the document.
 void addPositionUpdater ( IPositionUpdater updater)
          Appends a new position updater to the document's list of position updaters.
 void addPrenotifiedDocumentListener ( IDocumentListener documentAdapter)
          Adds the given document listener as one which is notified before those document listeners added with addDocumentListener are notified.
 int computeIndexInCategory ( String category, int offset)
          Computes the index at which a Position with the specified offset would be inserted into the given category.
 int computeNumberOfLines ( String text)
          Computes the number of lines in the given text.
  ITypedRegion[] computePartitioning (int offset, int length)
          Computes the partitioning of the given document range using the document's partitioner.
 boolean containsPosition ( String category, int offset, int length)
          Determines whether a position described by the parameters is managed by this document.
 boolean containsPositionCategory ( String category)
          Checks the presence of the specified position category.
  String get ()
          Returns this document's complete text.
  String get (int offset, int length)
          Returns this document's text for the specified range.
 char getChar (int offset)
          Returns the character at the given document offset in this document.
  String getContentType (int offset)
          Returns the type of the document partition containing the given offset.
  IDocumentPartitioner getDocumentPartitioner ()
          Returns this document's partitioner.
  String[] getLegalContentTypes ()
          Returns the set of legal content types of document partitions.
  String[] getLegalLineDelimiters ()
          Returns the document's legal line delimiters.
 int getLength ()
          Returns the number of characters in this document.
  String getLineDelimiter (int line)
          Returns the line delimiter of that line or null if the line is not closed with a line delimiter.
  IRegion getLineInformation (int line)
          Returns a description of the specified line.
  IRegion getLineInformationOfOffset (int offset)
          Returns a description of the line at the given offset.
 int getLineLength (int line)
          Returns the length of the given line including the line's delimiter.
 int getLineOffset (int line)
          Determines the offset of the first character of the given line.
 int getLineOfOffset (int offset)
          Returns the number of the line at which the character of the specified position is located.
 int getNumberOfLines ()
          Returns the number of lines in this document
 int getNumberOfLines (int offset, int length)
          Returns the number of lines which are occupied by a given text range.
  ITypedRegion getPartition (int offset)
          Returns the document partition in which the position is located.
  String[] getPositionCategories ()
          Returns all position categories of this document.
  Position[] getPositions ( String category)
          Returns all positions of the given position category.
  IPositionUpdater[] getPositionUpdaters ()
          Returns the list of position updaters attached to the document.
 void insertPositionUpdater ( IPositionUpdater updater, int index)
          Inserts the position updater at the specified index in the document's list of position updaters.
 void removeDocumentListener ( IDocumentListener listener)
          Removes the listener from the document's list of document listeners.
 void removeDocumentPartitioningListener ( IDocumentPartitioningListener listener)
          Removes the listener from this document's list of document partitioning listeners.
 void removePosition ( Position position)
          Removes the given position from the document's default position category.
 void removePosition ( String category, Position position)
          Removes the given position from the specified position category.
 void removePositionCategory ( String category)
          Deletes the position category from the document.
 void removePositionUpdater ( IPositionUpdater updater)
          Removes the position updater from the document's list of position updaters.
 void removePrenotifiedDocumentListener ( IDocumentListener documentAdapter)
          Removes the given document listener from the document's list of pre-notified document listeners.
 void replace (int offset, int length, String text)
          Substitutes the given text for the specified document range.
 int search (int startOffset, String findString, boolean forwardSearch, boolean caseSensitive, boolean wholeWord)
          Deprecated. as of 3.0 search is provided by FindReplaceDocumentAdapter
 void set ( String text)
          Replaces the content of the document with the given text.
 void setDocumentPartitioner ( IDocumentPartitioner partitioner)
          Sets this document's partitioner.
 

Field Detail

DEFAULT_CATEGORY

static final 
String DEFAULT_CATEGORY
The identifier of the default position category.

See Also:
Constant Field Values

DEFAULT_CONTENT_TYPE

static final 
String DEFAULT_CONTENT_TYPE
The identifier of the default partition content type.

See Also:
Constant Field Values
Method Detail

getChar

char getChar(int offset)
             throws 
BadLocationException
Returns the character at the given document offset in this document.

Parameters:
offset - a document offset
Returns:
the character at the offset
Throws:
BadLocationException - if the offset is invalid in this document

getLength

int getLength()
Returns the number of characters in this document.

Returns:
the number of characters in this document

get

String get()
Returns this document's complete text.

Returns:
the document's complete text

get

String get(int offset,
           int length)
           throws 
BadLocationException
Returns this document's text for the specified range.

Parameters:
offset - the document offset
length - the length of the specified range
Returns:
the document's text for the specified range
Throws:
BadLocationException - if the range is invalid in this document

set

void set(
String text)
Replaces the content of the document with the given text. Sends a DocumentEvent to all registered IDocumentListener. This method is a convenience method for replace(0, getLength(), text).

Parameters:
text - the new content of the document
See Also:
DocumentEvent, IDocumentListener

replace

void replace(int offset,
             int length,
             
String text)
             throws 
BadLocationException
Substitutes the given text for the specified document range. Sends a DocumentEvent to all registered IDocumentListener.

Parameters:
offset - the document offset
length - the length of the specified range
text - the substitution text
Throws:
BadLocationException - if the offset is invalid in this document
See Also:
DocumentEvent, IDocumentListener

addDocumentListener

void addDocumentListener(
IDocumentListener listener)
Registers the document listener with the document. After registration the IDocumentListener is informed about each change of this document. If the listener is already registered nothing happens.

An IDocumentListener may call back to this method when being inside a document notification.

Parameters:
listener - the listener to be registered

removeDocumentListener

void removeDocumentListener(
IDocumentListener listener)
Removes the listener from the document's list of document listeners. If the listener is not registered with the document nothing happens.

An IDocumentListener may call back to this method when being inside a document notification.

Parameters:
listener - the listener to be removed

addPrenotifiedDocumentListener

void addPrenotifiedDocumentListener(
IDocumentListener documentAdapter)
Adds the given document listener as one which is notified before those document listeners added with addDocumentListener are notified. If the given listener is also registered using addDocumentListener it will be notified twice. If the listener is already registered nothing happens.

This method is not for public use.

Parameters:
documentAdapter - the listener to be added as pre-notified document listener
See Also:
removePrenotifiedDocumentListener(IDocumentListener)

removePrenotifiedDocumentListener

void removePrenotifiedDocumentListener(
IDocumentListener documentAdapter)
Removes the given document listener from the document's list of pre-notified document listeners. If the listener is not registered with the document nothing happens.

This method is not for public use.

Parameters:
documentAdapter - the listener to be removed
See Also:
addPrenotifiedDocumentListener(IDocumentListener)

addPositionCategory

void addPositionCategory(
String category)
Adds a new position category to the document. If the position category already exists nothing happens.

Parameters:
category - the category to be added

removePositionCategory

void removePositionCategory(
String category)
                            throws 
BadPositionCategoryException
Deletes the position category from the document. All positions in this category are thus deleted as well.

Parameters:
category - the category to be removed
Throws:
BadPositionCategoryException - if category is undefined in this document

getPositionCategories

String[] getPositionCategories()
Returns all position categories of this document. This includes the default position category.

Returns:
the document's position categories

containsPositionCategory

boolean containsPositionCategory(
String category)
Checks the presence of the specified position category.

Parameters:
category - the category to check
Returns:
true if category is defined

addPosition

void addPosition(
Position position)
                 throws 
BadLocationException
Adds the position to the document's default position category. This is a convenience method for addPosition(DEFAULT_CATEGORY, position).

Parameters:
position - the position to be added
Throws:
BadLocationException - if position describes an invalid range in this document

removePosition

void removePosition(
Position position)
Removes the given position from the document's default position category. This is a convenience method for removePosition(DEFAULT_CATEGORY, position).

Parameters:
position - the position to be removed

addPosition

void addPosition(
String category,
                 
Position position)
                 throws 
BadLocationException,
                        
BadPositionCategoryException
Adds the position to the specified position category of the document. Positions may be added multiple times. The order of the category is maintained.

Note: The position is only updated on each change applied to the document if a IPositionUpdater has been registered that handles the given category.

Parameters:
category - the category to which to add
position - the position to be added
Throws:
BadLocationException - if position describes an invalid range in this document
BadPositionCategoryException - if the category is undefined in this document

removePosition

void removePosition(
String category,
                    
Position position)
                    throws 
BadPositionCategoryException
Removes the given position from the specified position category. If the position is not part of the specified category nothing happens. If the position has been added multiple times, only the first occurrence is deleted.

Parameters:
category - the category from which to delete
position - the position to be deleted
Throws:
BadPositionCategoryException - if category is undefined in this document

getPositions

Position[] getPositions(
String category)
                        throws 
BadPositionCategoryException
Returns all positions of the given position category. The positions are ordered according to the category's order. Manipulating this list does not affect the document, but manipulating the position does affect the document.

Parameters:
category - the category
Returns:
the list of all positions
Throws:
BadPositionCategoryException - if category is undefined in this document

containsPosition

boolean containsPosition(
String category,
                         int offset,
                         int length)
Determines whether a position described by the parameters is managed by this document.

Parameters:
category - the category to check
offset - the offset of the position to find
length - the length of the position to find
Returns:
true if position is found

computeIndexInCategory

int computeIndexInCategory(
String category,
                           int offset)
                           throws 
BadLocationException,
                                  
BadPositionCategoryException
Computes the index at which a Position with the specified offset would be inserted into the given category. As the ordering inside a category only depends on the offset, the index must be chosen to be the first of all positions with the same offset.

Parameters:
category - the category in which would be added
offset - the position offset to be considered
Returns:
the index into the category
Throws:
BadLocationException - if offset is invalid in this document
BadPositionCategoryException - if category is undefined in this document

addPositionUpdater

void addPositionUpdater(
IPositionUpdater updater)
Appends a new position updater to the document's list of position updaters. Position updaters may be added multiple times.

An IPositionUpdater may call back to this method when being inside a document notification.

Parameters:
updater - the updater to be added

removePositionUpdater

void removePositionUpdater(
IPositionUpdater updater)
Removes the position updater from the document's list of position updaters. If the position updater has multiple occurrences only the first occurrence is removed. If the position updater is not registered with this document, nothing happens.

An IPositionUpdater may call back to this method when being inside a document notification.

Parameters:
updater - the updater to be removed

insertPositionUpdater

void insertPositionUpdater(
IPositionUpdater updater,
                           int index)
Inserts the position updater at the specified index in the document's list of position updaters. Positions updaters may be inserted multiple times.

An IPositionUpdater may call back to this method when being inside a document notification.

Parameters:
updater - the updater to be inserted
index - the index in the document's updater list

getPositionUpdaters

IPositionUpdater[] getPositionUpdaters()
Returns the list of position updaters attached to the document.

Returns:
the list of position updaters

getLegalContentTypes

String[] getLegalContentTypes()
Returns the set of legal content types of document partitions. This set can be empty. The set can contain more content types than contained by the result of getPartitioning(0, getLength()).

Use IDocumentExtension3.getLegalContentTypes(String) when the document supports multiple partitionings. In that case this method is equivalent to:

    IDocumentExtension3 extension= (IDocumentExtension3) document;
    return extension.getLegalContentTypes(IDocumentExtension3.DEFAULT_PARTITIONING);
 

Returns:
the set of legal content types

getContentType

String getContentType(int offset)
                      throws 
BadLocationException
Returns the type of the document partition containing the given offset. This is a convenience method for getPartition(offset).getType().

Use IDocumentExtension3.getContentType(String, int, boolean) when the document supports multiple partitionings. In that case this method is equivalent to:

    IDocumentExtension3 extension= (IDocumentExtension3) document;
    return extension.getContentType(IDocumentExtension3.DEFAULT_PARTITIONING, offset, false);
 

Parameters:
offset - the document offset
Returns:
the partition type
Throws:
BadLocationException - if offset is invalid in this document

getPartition

ITypedRegion getPartition(int offset)
                          throws 
BadLocationException
Returns the document partition in which the position is located.

Use IDocumentExtension3.getPartition(String, int, boolean) when the document supports multiple partitionings. In that case this method is equivalent:

    IDocumentExtension3 extension= (IDocumentExtension3) document;
    return extension.getPartition(IDocumentExtension3.DEFAULT_PARTITIONING, offset, false);
 

Parameters:
offset - the document offset
Returns:
a specification of the partition
Throws:
BadLocationException - if offset is invalid in this document

computePartitioning

ITypedRegion[] computePartitioning(int offset,
                                   int length)
                                   throws 
BadLocationException
Computes the partitioning of the given document range using the document's partitioner.

Use IDocumentExtension3.computePartitioning(String, int, int, boolean) when the document supports multiple partitionings. In that case this method is equivalent:

    IDocumentExtension3 extension= (IDocumentExtension3) document;
    return extension.computePartitioning(IDocumentExtension3.DEFAULT_PARTITIONING, offset, length, false);
 

Parameters:
offset - the document offset at which the range starts
length - the length of the document range
Returns:
a specification of the range's partitioning
Throws:
BadLocationException - if the range is invalid in this document

addDocumentPartitioningListener

void addDocumentPartitioningListener(
IDocumentPartitioningListener listener)
Registers the document partitioning listener with the document. After registration the document partitioning listener is informed about each partition change cause by a document manipulation or by changing the document's partitioner. If a document partitioning listener is also a document listener, the following notification sequence is guaranteed if a document manipulation changes the document partitioning:
  • listener.documentAboutToBeChanged(DocumentEvent);
  • listener.documentPartitioningChanged();
  • listener.documentChanged(DocumentEvent);
If the listener is already registered nothing happens.

An IDocumentPartitioningListener may call back to this method when being inside a document notification.

Parameters:
listener - the listener to be added

removeDocumentPartitioningListener

void removeDocumentPartitioningListener(
IDocumentPartitioningListener listener)
Removes the listener from this document's list of document partitioning listeners. If the listener is not registered with the document nothing happens.

An IDocumentPartitioningListener may call back to this method when being inside a document notification.

Parameters:
listener - the listener to be removed

setDocumentPartitioner

void setDocumentPartitioner(
IDocumentPartitioner partitioner)
Sets this document's partitioner. The caller of this method is responsible for disconnecting the document's old partitioner from the document and to connect the new partitioner to the document. Informs all document partitioning listeners about this change.

Use IDocumentExtension3.setDocumentPartitioner(String, IDocumentPartitioner) when the document supports multiple partitionings. In that case this method is equivalent to:

    IDocumentExtension3 extension= (IDocumentExtension3) document;
    extension.setDocumentPartitioner(IDocumentExtension3.DEFAULT_PARTITIONING, partitioner);
 

Parameters:
partitioner - the document's new partitioner
See Also:
IDocumentPartitioningListener

getDocumentPartitioner

IDocumentPartitioner getDocumentPartitioner()
Returns this document's partitioner.

Use IDocumentExtension3.getDocumentPartitioner(String) when the document supports multiple partitionings. In that case this method is equivalent to:

    IDocumentExtension3 extension= (IDocumentExtension3) document;
    return extension.getDocumentPartitioner(IDocumentExtension3.DEFAULT_PARTITIONING);
 

Returns:
this document's partitioner

getLineLength

int getLineLength(int line)
                  throws 
BadLocationException
Returns the length of the given line including the line's delimiter.

Parameters:
line - the line of interest
Returns:
the length of the line
Throws:
BadLocationException - if the line number is invalid in this document

getLineOfOffset

int getLineOfOffset(int offset)
                    throws 
BadLocationException
Returns the number of the line at which the character of the specified position is located. The first line has the line number 0. A new line starts directly after a line delimiter. (offset == document length) is a valid argument although there is no corresponding character.

Parameters:
offset - the document offset
Returns:
the number of the line
Throws:
BadLocationException - if the offset is invalid in this document

getLineOffset

int getLineOffset(int line)
                  throws 
BadLocationException
Determines the offset of the first character of the given line.

Parameters:
line - the line of interest
Returns:
the document offset
Throws:
BadLocationException - if the line number is invalid in this document

getLineInformation

IRegion getLineInformation(int line)
                           throws 
BadLocationException
Returns a description of the specified line. The line is described by its offset and its length excluding the line's delimiter.

Parameters:
line - the line of interest
Returns:
a line description
Throws:
BadLocationException - if the line number is invalid in this document

getLineInformationOfOffset

IRegion getLineInformationOfOffset(int offset)
                                   throws 
BadLocationException
Returns a description of the line at the given offset. The description contains the offset and the length of the line excluding the line's delimiter.

Parameters:
offset - the offset whose line should be described
Returns:
a region describing the line
Throws:
BadLocationException - if offset is invalid in this document

getNumberOfLines

int getNumberOfLines()
Returns the number of lines in this document

Returns:
the number of lines in this document

getNumberOfLines

int getNumberOfLines(int offset,
                     int length)
                     throws 
BadLocationException
Returns the number of lines which are occupied by a given text range.

Parameters:
offset - the offset of the specified text range
length - the length of the specified text range
Returns:
the number of lines occupied by the specified range
Throws:
BadLocationException - if specified range is invalid in this tracker

computeNumberOfLines

int computeNumberOfLines(
String text)
Computes the number of lines in the given text. For a given implementer of this interface this method returns the same result as set(text); getNumberOfLines().

Parameters:
text - the text whose number of lines should be computed
Returns:
the number of lines in the given text

getLegalLineDelimiters

String[] getLegalLineDelimiters()
Returns the document's legal line delimiters.

Returns:
the document's legal line delimiters

getLineDelimiter

String getLineDelimiter(int line)
                        throws 
BadLocationException
Returns the line delimiter of that line or null if the line is not closed with a line delimiter.

Parameters:
line - the line of interest
Returns:
the line's delimiter or null if line does not have a delimiter
Throws:
BadLocationException - if the line number is invalid in this document

search

int search(int startOffset,
           
String findString,
           boolean forwardSearch,
           boolean caseSensitive,
           boolean wholeWord)
           throws 
BadLocationException
Deprecated. as of 3.0 search is provided by FindReplaceDocumentAdapter

Returns the offset of a given search string in the document based on a set of search criteria.

Parameters:
startOffset - document offset at which search starts
findString - the string to find
forwardSearch - the search direction
caseSensitive - indicates whether lower and upper case should be distinguished
wholeWord - indicates whether the findString should be limited by white spaces as defined by Character.isWhiteSpace
Returns:
the offset of the first occurrence of findString based on the parameters or -1 if no match is found
Throws:
BadLocationException - if startOffset is an invalid document offset

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