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Eclipse Platform
Release 3.5

org.eclipse.ui.forms
Class FormDialog

java.lang.Object
  extended by 

org.eclipse.jface.window.Window
      extended by 

org.eclipse.jface.dialogs.Dialog
          extended by 

org.eclipse.jface.dialogs.TrayDialog
              extended by 
org.eclipse.ui.forms.FormDialog
All Implemented Interfaces:
IShellProvider

public class FormDialog
extends TrayDialog

A general-purpose dialog that hosts a form. Clients should extend the class and override createFormContent(IManagedForm) protected method.

Since forms with wrapped text typically don't have a preferred size, it is important to set the initial dialog size upon creation:

 MyFormDialog dialog = new MyFormDialog(shell);
 dialog.create();
 dialog.getShell().setSize(500, 500);
 dialog.open();
 

Otherwise, the dialog may open very wide.

Since:
3.3

Nested Class Summary
 
Nested classes/interfaces inherited from class org.eclipse.jface.window. Window
Window.IExceptionHandler
 
Field Summary
 
Fields inherited from class org.eclipse.jface.dialogs. Dialog
blockedHandler, buttonBar, DIALOG_DEFAULT_BOUNDS, DIALOG_PERSISTLOCATION, DIALOG_PERSISTSIZE, dialogArea, DLG_IMG_ERROR, DLG_IMG_HELP, DLG_IMG_INFO, DLG_IMG_MESSAGE_ERROR, DLG_IMG_MESSAGE_INFO, DLG_IMG_MESSAGE_WARNING, DLG_IMG_QUESTION, DLG_IMG_WARNING, ELLIPSIS
 
Fields inherited from class org.eclipse.jface.window. Window
CANCEL, OK
 
Constructor Summary
FormDialog ( IShellProvider parentShellProvider)
          Creates a new form dialog for a provided parent shell provider.
FormDialog ( Shell shell)
          Creates a new form dialog for a provided parent shell.
 
Method Summary
 boolean close ()
          Closes this window, disposes its shell, and removes this window from its window manager (if it has one).
protected   Control createButtonBar ( Composite parent)
          Creates and returns the contents of this dialog's button bar.
protected   Control createDialogArea ( Composite parent)
          Creates and returns the contents of the upper part of this dialog (above the button bar).
protected  void createFormContent ( IManagedForm mform)
          Configures the dialog form and creates form content.
 
Methods inherited from class org.eclipse.jface.dialogs. TrayDialog
closeTray, createHelpControl, getLayout, getTray, isDialogHelpAvailable, isHelpAvailable, openTray, setDialogHelpAvailable, setHelpAvailable
 
Methods inherited from class org.eclipse.jface.dialogs. Dialog
applyDialogFont, buttonPressed, cancelPressed, convertHeightInCharsToPixels, convertHeightInCharsToPixels, convertHorizontalDLUsToPixels, convertHorizontalDLUsToPixels, convertVerticalDLUsToPixels, convertVerticalDLUsToPixels, convertWidthInCharsToPixels, convertWidthInCharsToPixels, create, createButton, createButtonsForButtonBar, createContents, dialogFontIsDefault, getBlockedHandler, getButton, getButtonBar, getCancelButton, getDialogArea, getDialogBoundsSettings, getDialogBoundsStrategy, getImage, getInitialLocation, getInitialSize, getOKButton, initializeBounds, initializeDialogUnits, isResizable, okPressed, setBlockedHandler, setButtonLayoutData, setButtonLayoutFormData, shortenText
 
Methods inherited from class org.eclipse.jface.window. Window
canHandleShellCloseEvent, configureShell, constrainShellSize, createShell, getConstrainedShellBounds, getContents, getDefaultImage, getDefaultImages, getDefaultOrientation, getParentShell, getReturnCode, getShell, getShellListener, getShellStyle, getWindowManager, handleFontChange, handleShellCloseEvent, open, setBlockOnOpen, setDefaultImage, setDefaultImages, setDefaultModalParent, setDefaultOrientation, setExceptionHandler, setParentShell, setReturnCode, setShellStyle, setWindowManager
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang. Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

FormDialog

public FormDialog(
Shell shell)
Creates a new form dialog for a provided parent shell.

Parameters:
shell - the parent shell

FormDialog

public FormDialog(
IShellProvider parentShellProvider)
Creates a new form dialog for a provided parent shell provider.

Parameters:
parentShellProvider - the parent shell provider
Method Detail

close

public boolean close()
Description copied from class: Window
Closes this window, disposes its shell, and removes this window from its window manager (if it has one).

This framework method may be extended (super.close must be called).

Note that in order to prevent recursive calls to this method it does not call Shell#close(). As a result ShellListeners will not receive a shellClosed event.

Overrides:
close in class TrayDialog
Returns:
true if the window is (or was already) closed, and false if it is still open
See Also:
Window.close()

createDialogArea

protected 
Control createDialogArea(
Composite parent)
Description copied from class: Dialog
Creates and returns the contents of the upper part of this dialog (above the button bar).

The Dialog implementation of this framework method creates and returns a new Composite with standard margins and spacing.

The returned control's layout data must be an instance of GridData. This method must not modify the parent's layout.

Subclasses must override this method but may call super as in the following example:

 Composite composite = (Composite) super.createDialogArea(parent);
 //add controls to composite as necessary
 return composite;
 

Overrides:
createDialogArea in class Dialog
Parameters:
parent - the parent composite to contain the dialog area
Returns:
the dialog area control

createButtonBar

protected 
Control createButtonBar(
Composite parent)
Description copied from class: Dialog
Creates and returns the contents of this dialog's button bar.

The Dialog implementation of this framework method lays out a button bar and calls the createButtonsForButtonBar framework method to populate it. Subclasses may override.

The returned control's layout data must be an instance of GridData.

Overrides:
createButtonBar in class TrayDialog
Parameters:
parent - the parent composite to contain the button bar
Returns:
the button bar control

createFormContent

protected void createFormContent(
IManagedForm mform)
Configures the dialog form and creates form content. Clients should override this method.

Parameters:
mform - the dialog form

Eclipse Platform
Release 3.5

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