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Eclipse Platform
Release 3.5

org.eclipse.ui.forms
Class AbstractFormPart

java.lang.Object
  extended by 
org.eclipse.ui.forms.AbstractFormPart
All Implemented Interfaces:
IFormPart
Direct Known Subclasses:
SectionPart

public abstract class AbstractFormPart
extends Object
implements IFormPart

AbstractFormPart implements IFormPart interface and can be used as a convenient base class for concrete form parts. If a method contains code that must be called, look for instructions to call 'super' when overriding.

Since:
3.0
See Also:
Section

Constructor Summary
AbstractFormPart ()
           
 
Method Summary
 void commit (boolean onSave)
          Commits the part.
 void dispose ()
          Disposes the part.
  IManagedForm getManagedForm ()
          Returns the form that manages this part.
 void initialize ( IManagedForm form)
          Initializes the part.
 boolean isDirty ()
          Tests whether the part is dirty i.e. its widgets have state that is newer than the data in the model.
 boolean isStale ()
          Tests whether the part is stale i.e. its widgets have state that is older than the data in the model.
 void markDirty ()
          Marks the part dirty.
 void markStale ()
          Marks the part stale.
 void refresh ()
          Refreshes the section after becoming stale (falling behind data in the model).
 void setFocus ()
          Instructs the part to grab keyboard focus.
 boolean setFormInput ( Object input)
          Sets the overall form input.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang. Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

AbstractFormPart

public AbstractFormPart()
Method Detail

initialize

public void initialize(
IManagedForm form)
Description copied from interface: IFormPart
Initializes the part.

Specified by:
initialize in interface IFormPart
Parameters:
form - the managed form that manages the part
See Also:
IFormPart.initialize(org.eclipse.ui.forms.IManagedForm)

getManagedForm

public 
IManagedForm getManagedForm()
Returns the form that manages this part.

Returns:
the managed form

dispose

public void dispose()
Disposes the part. Subclasses should override to release any system resources.

Specified by:
dispose in interface IFormPart

commit

public void commit(boolean onSave)
Commits the part. Subclasses should call 'super' when overriding.

Specified by:
commit in interface IFormPart
Parameters:
onSave - true if the request to commit has arrived as a result of the 'save' action.

setFormInput

public boolean setFormInput(
Object input)
Sets the overall form input. Subclases may elect to override the method and adjust according to the form input.

Specified by:
setFormInput in interface IFormPart
Parameters:
input - the form input object
Returns:
false

setFocus

public void setFocus()
Instructs the part to grab keyboard focus.

Specified by:
setFocus in interface IFormPart

refresh

public void refresh()
Refreshes the section after becoming stale (falling behind data in the model). Subclasses must call 'super' when overriding this method.

Specified by:
refresh in interface IFormPart

markDirty

public void markDirty()
Marks the part dirty. Subclasses should call this method as a result of user interaction with the widgets in the section.


isDirty

public boolean isDirty()
Tests whether the part is dirty i.e. its widgets have state that is newer than the data in the model.

Specified by:
isDirty in interface IFormPart
Returns:
true if the part is dirty, false otherwise.

isStale

public boolean isStale()
Tests whether the part is stale i.e. its widgets have state that is older than the data in the model.

Specified by:
isStale in interface IFormPart
Returns:
true if the part is stale, false otherwise.

markStale

public void markStale()
Marks the part stale. Subclasses should call this method as a result of model notification that indicates that the content of the section is no longer in sync with the model.


Eclipse Platform
Release 3.5

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