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Eclipse Platform
Release 3.5

org.eclipse.ui.navigator
Interface IDescriptionProvider

All Known Subinterfaces:
ICommonLabelProvider
All Known Implementing Classes:
AbstractSynchronizationLabelProvider, SynchronizationLabelProvider

public interface IDescriptionProvider

Label providers (as specified by the labelProvider attribute of the org.eclipse.ui.navigator.navigatorContent extension point) may choose to also implement this interface in order to provide text for the status bar at the bottom of the Eclipse window.

Since:
3.2

Method Summary
  String getDescription ( Object anElement)
           Provide a description for the status bar view, if available.
 

Method Detail

getDescription

String getDescription(
Object anElement)

Provide a description for the status bar view, if available. A default string of the form "(x) items selected" will be used if this method choose to return null.

The empty string ("") will be respected as a valid value if returned. Return null if the extension defers to the default method of supplying status bar descriptions.

Parameters:
anElement - The element selected in the Navigator
Returns:
A description for the status bar view, or null if not available.

Eclipse Platform
Release 3.5

Guidelines for using Eclipse APIs.

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