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Eclipse Plug-in Developer Guide
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Property Testers

Identifier:
org.eclipse.core.expressions.propertyTesters

Since:
3.0

Description:
This extension point allows to add properties to an already existing type. Those properties can then be used inside the expression language's test expression element.

Configuration Markup:

<!ELEMENT extension ( propertyTester*)>

<!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 propertyTester EMPTY>

<!ATTLIST propertyTester

id         CDATA #REQUIRED

type       CDATA #REQUIRED

namespace  CDATA #REQUIRED

properties CDATA #REQUIRED

class      CDATA #REQUIRED

>

  • id - unique identifier for the property tester
  • type - the type to be extended by this property tester
  • namespace - a unique id determining the name space the properties are added to
  • properties - a comma separated list of properties provided by this property tester
  • class - the name of the class that implements the testing methods. The class must be public and extend org.eclipse.core.expressions.PropertyTester with a public 0-argument constructor.

Examples:
The following is an example of a property tester contribution:


  <extension point=
"org.eclipse.core.expressions.propertyTesters"
>
    <propertyTester
      id=
"org.eclipse.jdt.ui.IResourceTester"

      type=
"org.eclipse.core.resources.IResource"

      namespace=
"org.eclipse.jdt.ui"

      properties=
"canDelete"

      class=
"org.eclipse.jdt.ui.internal.ResourceTester"
>
    </propertyTester>
  </extension>


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