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Eclipse Plug-in Developer Guide
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Eclipse Platform
Release 3.5

Package org.eclipse.jface.viewers

Provides a framework for viewers, which are model-based content adapters for SWT widgets.

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           Description

Interface Summary
DelegatingStyledCellLabelProvider.IStyledLabelProvider Interface marking a label provider that provides styled text labels and images.
IBaseLabelProvider A label provider maps an element of the viewer's model to an optional image and optional text string used to display the element in the viewer's control.
IBasicPropertyConstants Predefined property names used for elements displayed in viewers.
ICellEditorListener A listener which is notified of significant events in the life of a cell editor.
ICellEditorValidator An interface for validating a cell editor's input.
ICellModifier A cell modifier is used to access the data model from a cell editor in an abstract way.
ICheckable Interface for objects that support elements with a checked state.
ICheckStateListener A listener which is notified of changes to the checked state of items in checkbox viewers.
ICheckStateProvider Interface to provide checked and grayed state information about data in trees or tables.
IColorDecorator The IColorDecorator is an interface for objects that return a color to decorate either the foreground and background colors for displaying an an object.
IColorProvider Interface to provide color representation for a given element.
IContentProvider A content provider mediates between the viewer's model and the viewer itself.
IDecoration Defines the result of decorating an element.
IDecorationContext A decoration context provides additional information to a label decorator.
IDelayedLabelDecorator A delayed label decorator is a label decorator that may not have a decoration available immediately.
IDoubleClickListener A listener which is notified of double-click events on viewers.
IElementComparer This interface is used to compare elements in a viewer for equality, and to provide the hash code for an element.
IFilter Interface for filters.
IFontDecorator The IFontDecorator is an interface for objects that return a font to decorate an object.
IFontProvider Interface to provide font representation for a given element.
IIndexableLazyContentProvider Adds efficient element indexing support to ILazyContentProvider.
IInputProvider Interface common to all objects that provide an input.
IInputSelectionProvider Interface common to all objects that provide both an input and a selection.
ILabelDecorator A label decorator decorates the label text and image for some element.
ILabelProvider Extends IBaseLabelProvider with the methods to provide the text and/or image for the label of a given element.
ILabelProviderListener A listener which is notified when a label provider's state changes.
ILazyContentProvider The ILazyContentProvider is the content provider for table viewers created using the SWT.VIRTUAL flag that only wish to return their contents as they are queried.
ILazyTreeContentProvider The ILazyTreeContentProvider is the content provider for tree viewers created using the SWT.VIRTUAL flag that only wish to return their contents as they are queried.
ILazyTreePathContentProvider The ILazyTreePathContentProvider is a tree path-based content provider for tree viewers created using the SWT.VIRTUAL flag that only wish to return their contents as they are queried.
ILightweightLabelDecorator The ILightweightLabelDecorator is a decorator that decorates using a prefix, suffix and overlay image rather than doing all of the image and text management itself like an ILabelDecorator.
IOpenListener A listener which is notified of open events on viewers.
IPostSelectionProvider Selection provider extension interface to allow providers to notify about post selection changed events.
ISelection Interface for a selection.
ISelectionChangedListener A listener which is notified when a viewer's selection changes.
ISelectionProvider Interface common to all objects that provide a selection.
IStructuredContentProvider An interface to content providers for structured viewers.
IStructuredSelection A selection containing elements.
ITableColorProvider Interface to provide color representation for a given cell within the row for an element in a table.
ITableFontProvider The ITableFontProvider is a font provider that provides fonts to individual cells within tables.
ITableLabelProvider Extends IBaseLabelProvider with the methods to provide the text and/or image for each column of a given element.
ITreeContentProvider An interface to content providers for tree-structure-oriented viewers.
ITreePathContentProvider An interface to content providers for tree-structure-oriented viewers that provides content based on the path of elements in the tree viewer..
ITreePathLabelProvider An extension to ILabelProvider that is given the path of the element being decorated, when it is available.
ITreeSelection A selection containing tree paths.
ITreeViewerListener A listener which is notified when a tree viewer expands or collapses a node.
IViewerLabelProvider Extends IBaseLabelProvider with the methods to update the label for a given element.
StructuredViewerInternals.AssociateListener Nothing to see here.
 

Class Summary
AbstractListViewer Abstract base class for viewers that contain lists of items (such as a combo or list).
AbstractTableViewer This is a widget independent class implementors of Table like widgets can use to provide a viewer on top of their widget implementations.
AbstractTreeViewer Abstract base implementation for tree-structure-oriented viewers (trees and table trees).
AcceptAllFilter Filter that accepts everything.
ArrayContentProvider This implementation of IStructuredContentProvider handles the case where the viewer input is an unchanging array or collection of elements.
BaseLabelProvider BaseLabelProvider is a default concrete implementation of IBaseLabelProvider
CellEditor Abstract base class for cell editors.
CellEditor.LayoutData Struct-like layout data for cell editors, with reasonable defaults for all fields.
CellLabelProvider The CellLabelProvider is an abstract implementation of a label provider for structured viewers.
CellNavigationStrategy This class implementation the strategy how the table is navigated using the keyboard.
CheckboxCellEditor A cell editor that manages a checkbox.
CheckboxTableViewer A concrete viewer based on an SWT Table control with checkboxes on each node.
CheckboxTreeViewer A concrete tree-structured viewer based on an SWT Tree control with checkboxes on each node.
CheckStateChangedEvent Event object describing a change to the checked state of a viewer element.
ColorCellEditor A cell editor that manages a color field.
ColumnLabelProvider The ColumnLabelProvider is the label provider for viewers that have column support such as TreeViewer and TableViewer This classes is intended to be subclassed
ColumnLayoutData An abstract column layout data describing the information needed (by TableLayout) to properly lay out a table.
ColumnPixelData Describes the width of a table column in pixels, and whether the column is resizable.
ColumnViewer The ColumnViewer is the abstract superclass of viewers that have columns (e.g., AbstractTreeViewer and AbstractTableViewer).
ColumnViewerEditor This is the base for all editor implementations of Viewers.
ColumnViewerEditorActivationEvent This event is passed on when a cell-editor is going to be activated
ColumnViewerEditorActivationListener Parties interested in activation and deactivation of editors extend this class and implement any or all of the methods
ColumnViewerEditorActivationStrategy This class is responsible to determine if a cell selection event is triggers an editor activation.
ColumnViewerEditorDeactivationEvent This event is fired when an editor deactivated
ColumnViewerToolTipSupport The ColumnViewerTooltipSupport is the class that provides tool tips for ColumnViewers.
ColumnWeightData Describes the width of a table column in terms of a weight, a minimum width, and whether the column is resizable.
ComboBoxCellEditor A cell editor that presents a list of items in a combo box.
ComboBoxViewerCellEditor A cell editor that presents a list of items in a combo box.
ComboViewer A concrete viewer based either on an SWT Combo control or CCombo control.
ContentViewer A content viewer is a model-based adapter on a widget which accesses its model by means of a content provider and a label provider.
DecoratingLabelProvider A decorating label provider is a label provider which combines a nested label provider and an optional decorator.
DecoratingStyledCellLabelProvider A DecoratingStyledCellLabelProvider is a DelegatingStyledCellLabelProvider that uses a nested DelegatingStyledCellLabelProvider.IStyledLabelProvider to compute styled text label and image and takes a ILabelDecorator to decorate the label.
DecorationContext A concrete implementation of the IDecorationContext interface, suitable for instantiating.
DecorationOverlayIcon A DecorationOverlayIcon is an image descriptor that can be used to overlay decoration images on to the 4 corner quadrants of a base image.
DelegatingStyledCellLabelProvider A DelegatingStyledCellLabelProvider is a StyledCellLabelProvider that delegates requests for the styled string and the image to a DelegatingStyledCellLabelProvider.IStyledLabelProvider.
DialogCellEditor An abstract cell editor that uses a dialog.
DoubleClickEvent Event object describing a double-click.
EditingSupport EditingSupport is the abstract superclass of the support for cell editing.
FocusCellHighlighter  
FocusCellOwnerDrawHighlighter A concrete implementation of FocusCellHighlighter using by setting the control into owner draw mode and highlighting the currently selected cell.
LabelDecorator The LabelDecorator is an abstract superclass of ILabelDecorators that support IDecorationContext.
LabelProvider A label provider implementation which, by default, uses an element's toString value for its text and null for its image.
LabelProviderChangedEvent Event object describing a label provider state change.
ListViewer A concrete viewer based on an SWT List control.
NamedHandleObjectLabelProvider A label provider for instances of NamedHandlerObject, which exposes the name as the label.
OpenEvent Event object describing an open which may be generated from a selection or default selection event.
OwnerDrawLabelProvider OwnerDrawLabelProvider is an abstract implementation of a label provider that handles custom draw.
SelectionChangedEvent Event object describing a selection change.
StructuredSelection A concrete implementation of the IStructuredSelection interface, suitable for instantiating.
StructuredViewer Abstract base implementation for structure-oriented viewers (trees, lists, tables).
StructuredViewerInternals This class is not part of the public API of JFace.
StyledCellLabelProvider A StyledCellLabelProvider supports styled labels by using owner draw.
StyledString A mutable string with styled ranges.
StyledString.Styler A styler will be asked to apply its styles to one ore more ranges in the StyledString.
TableLayout A layout for a table.
TableTreeViewer Deprecated. As of 3.1 use TreeViewer instead
TableViewer A concrete viewer based on a SWT Table control.
TableViewerColumn ViewerColumn implementation for TableViewer to enable column-specific label providers and editing support.
TableViewerEditor This is an editor-implementation for Table
TableViewerFocusCellManager This class is responsible to provide the concept of cells for Table.
TableViewerRow TableViewerRow is the Table specific implementation of ViewerRow
TextCellEditor A cell editor that manages a text entry field.
TreeColumnViewerLabelProvider TreeViewerLabelProvider is the ViewerLabelProvider that handles TreePaths.
TreeExpansionEvent Event object describing a tree node being expanded or collapsed.
TreeNode A simple data structure that is useful for implemented tree models.
TreeNodeContentProvider A content provider that expects every element to be a TreeNode.
TreePath A tree path denotes a model element in a tree viewer.
TreePathViewerSorter A viewer sorter that is provided extra context in the form of the path of the parent element of the elements being sorted.
TreeSelection A concrete implementation of the ITreeSelection interface, suitable for instantiating.
TreeViewer A concrete viewer based on an SWT Tree control.
TreeViewerColumn ViewerColumn implementation for TreeViewer to enable column-specific label providers and editing support.
TreeViewerEditor This is an editor implementation for Tree
TreeViewerFocusCellManager This class is responsible to provide the concept of cells for Tree.
TreeViewerRow TreeViewerRow is the Tree implementation of ViewerRow.
Viewer A viewer is a model-based adapter on a widget.
ViewerCell The ViewerCell is the JFace representation of a cell entry in a ViewerRow.
ViewerColumn Instances of this class represent a column of a ColumnViewer.
ViewerComparator A viewer comparator is used by a StructuredViewer to reorder the elements provided by its content provider.
ViewerDropAdapter This adapter class provides generic drag-and-drop support for a viewer.
ViewerFilter A viewer filter is used by a structured viewer to extract a subset of elements provided by its content provider.
ViewerLabel The ViewerLabel is the class that is passed to a viewer to handle updates of labels.
ViewerRow ViewerRow is the abstract superclass of the part that represents items in a Table or Tree.
ViewerSorter A viewer sorter is used by a StructuredViewer to reorder the elements provided by its content provider.
 

Package org.eclipse.jface.viewers Description

Provides a framework for viewers, which are model-based content adapters for SWT widgets.

Package Specification

A viewer is a model-based adapter on an SWT widget.  Each viewer has four parts:
  • an input - the object that serves as the viewer's model
  • a widget - the SWT control through which the viewer's model is displayed
  • a content provider - mediates between the model and viewer
  • a label provider - maps model objects to displayable labels containing text and/or an image
  • This package contains the viewer framework. The viewer framework is an independent JFace module. Using it requires a knowledge of SWT, but does not require familiarity with any of the other JFace modules. The framework consists of abstract base classes for viewers (Viewer, StructuredViewer, AbstractTreeViewer) together with concrete viewer classes (ListViewer, TreeViewer, TableViewer, TableTreeViewer, CheckboxTreeViewer, and CheckboxTableViewer), and various lesser support classes. The concrete structured viewer classes are ready-to-use and have built-in support for drag-and-drop, filtering (IViewerFilter and ViewerFilter), and sorting (IViewerSorter and ViewerSorter); these classes may also be subclassed further if required.

    In general terms, creating a viewer involves the following steps:

    • instantiating a viewer on some pre-existing SWT widget,
    • setting the viewer's content provider (an object implementing IContentProvider),
    • setting the viewer's label provider (an object implementing ILabelProvider),
    • and, finally, setting the viewer's input.
    Once a viewer's input is set, the viewer becomes active. As the model changes, it is the content provider's responsibility to respond to changes to the model by telling the viewer what to change (done by calling add and remove methods on the viewer). An existing viewer may be retargeted by giving it a different object as input; the viewer is responsible for informing the content provider of these kinds of wholesale changes (IContentProvider.inputChanged). Also, each viewer registers with its label provider for notification of changes that would affect what the viewer displays (see ILabelProviderListener.stateChanged).

    Note: None of the classes in this package maintain global state.
     


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