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Eclipse Plug-in Developer Guide
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StructureMerge Viewers

Identifier:
org.eclipse.compare.structureMergeViewers

Description:
This extension point allows a plug-in to register compare/merge viewers for structural content types. The viewer is expected to extend org.eclipse.jface.viewers.Viewer. However, since viewers don't have a default constructor, the extension point must implement the factory interface for viewers org.eclipse.compare.IViewerCreator.

Configuration Markup:

<!ELEMENT extension ( viewer* , contentTypeBinding*)>

<!ATTLIST extension

point CDATA #REQUIRED

id    CDATA #IMPLIED

name  CDATA #IMPLIED

>

  • point - a fully qualified identifier of the target extension point
  • id - an optional identifier of the extension instance
  • name - an optional name of the extension instance

<!ELEMENT viewer EMPTY>

<!ATTLIST viewer

id         CDATA #REQUIRED

class      CDATA #REQUIRED

extensions CDATA #REQUIRED

label      CDATA #IMPLIED

>

  • id - a unique identifier that can be used to reference the viewer
  • class - a fully qualified name of a class that implements a factory for the structure merge viewer and implements org.eclipse.compare.IViewerCreator
  • extensions - a comma separated list of file extensions e.g. "zip, jar"
  • label - Since 3.5. A translatable label that will be used in the UI for this viewer.

<!ELEMENT contentTypeBinding EMPTY>

<!ATTLIST contentTypeBinding

contentTypeId          IDREF #REQUIRED

structureMergeViewerId IDREF #REQUIRED

>

A contentTypeBinding binds a structure merge viewer to a content type.


  • contentTypeId - The id of a content type defined using the org.eclipse.core.contenttype.contentTypes extension point.
  • structureMergeViewerId - The id of a structure merge viewer defined using the viewer element of this extension point (i.e. org.eclipse.compare.structureMergeViewers)

Examples:
The following is an example of compare/merge viewer for zip files (extension "zip"):


<extension point = 
"org.eclipse.compare.structureMergeViewers"
> 
     <viewer 
         id=
"org.eclipse.compare.ZipCompareViewer"
 
         class=
"org.eclipse.compare.ZipCompareViewerCreator"
 
         extensions=
"zip"

         label=
"Binary Compare"
 
    /> 
</extension> 

Supplied Implementation:
The Compare UI plugin defines a structure compare viewer for zip archives.


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All rights reserved. This program and the accompanying materials are made available under the terms of the Eclipse Public License v1.0 which accompanies this distribution, and is available at https://www.eclipse.org/legal/epl-v10.html


 
 
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