The adapters extension point allows plug-ins to declaratively register adapter factories. This information is used to by the
runtime XML expression language to determine existence of adapters without causing plug-ins to be loaded.
Registration of adapter factories via extension point eliminates the need to manually register adapter factories when a plug-in starts up.
<!ELEMENT extension (
point CDATA #REQUIRED
id CDATA #IMPLIED
name CDATA #IMPLIED
<!ELEMENT factory (
adaptableType CDATA #REQUIRED
class CDATA #REQUIRED
adaptableType - The fully qualified name of a class (typically implementing IAdaptable) that this factory provides adapters for.
class - The fully qualified name of the adapter factory class. Must implement org.eclipse.core.runtime.IAdapterFactory.
<!ELEMENT adapter EMPTY>
type CDATA #REQUIRED
type - The fully qualified name of a Java class or interface that this factory can adapt to.
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.
Several plug-ins in the platform provide adapters for a number of different IAdaptable objects.
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