The workspace supports a mode where changes that occur in the file system are automatically detected and reconciled with the workspace in memory. By default, this is accomplished by creating a monitor that polls the file system and periodically searching for changes. The monitor factories extension point allows clients to create more efficient monitors, typically by hooking into some native file system facility for change callbacks.
<!ELEMENT extension (
point CDATA #REQUIRED
id CDATA #IMPLIED
name CDATA #IMPLIED
<!ELEMENT refreshProvider EMPTY>
name CDATA #REQUIRED
class CDATA #REQUIRED
name - A human-readable name for the monitor factory
class - The fully qualified name of a class implementing
Following is an example of an adapter declaration. This example declares that this plug-in will provide an adapter factory that will adapt objects of type IFile to objects of type MyFile.
"Cool Refresh Provider"
fragment provides a native refresh monitor that uses win32 file system notification callbacks. The workspace also supplies a default naive polling-based monitor that can be used for file systems that do not have native refresh callbacks available.
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