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Eclipse RSE Development Guide
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Archive Handlers


This extension point is used to plug in additional archive handlers. Archive handlers are used to provide seamless integration of archives within the RSE. For example, an archive can be expanded to show its contents in RSE if an archive handler is registered for that archive type and handles showing the contents of archives.

Configuration Markup:

<!ELEMENT extension ( archivehandler*)>

<!ATTLIST extension





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<!ELEMENT archivehandler EMPTY>

<!ATTLIST archivehandler

id                CDATA #REQUIRED

name              CDATA #REQUIRED

class             CDATA #REQUIRED

fileNameExtension CDATA #REQUIRED


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  • id - a unique name that will be used to identify the Archive Handler.
  • name - a translatable name that will be used to identify this Archive Handler in the UI.
  • class - a fully qualified name of the Java class that implements the interface.
  • fileNameExtension - The filename extension to associate this Archive Handler with. For example, one would associate a Zip Handler with extension "zip".

The following is an example of this extension point's usage:

   <extension point=

"Zip File Handler"


Supplied Implementation:
The Remote System Explorer, in the org.eclipse.rse.files.ui plugin, provides three default implementations of this extension point for ZIP, JAR, and TAR archives.

Copyright (c) 2002, 2006, 2007 IBM Corporation. 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 Contributors: IBM Corporation - initial API and implementation

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