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Extending Eclipse monitoring, profiling, and testing functions
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Creating a new test recorder

To create a test recorder, you extend the recorder user interface wizard and the four main Generic Recorder Framework (GRF) helper classes in the org.eclipse.hyades.test.core.Recorder extension point.

To create a new test recorder, use the Generic Recorder extension point to perform the following steps:
  1. Define the Recorder Message Provider.
  2. Define the Recorder Client Helper.
  3. Define the Wizard Page Provider.
  4. Define the Execution Options Provider.

Defaults exist for each of these providers. To review the defaults and to see more details about these providers, refer to the genericrecorder extension point documentation.

Note: Implementations of this extension point are responsible for configuring the associated recorder application (see org.eclipse.hyades.execution.recorder.local.appadapters.IRecorderApplicationAdapter) during initialization. For more information, see the API documentation for org.eclipse.tptp.test.provisional.recorder.framework.IRecorderClientHelper or org.eclipse.tptp.test.provisional.recorder.ui.wizards.IRecorderPageProvider.

Defining the Recorder Message Handler

The Recorder Message Provider handles incoming messages from the Recorder Agent. The Recorder Agent controls how the recorder interprets the application that is being recorded. It is responsible for sending messages back to the workbench that are intercepted by the IRecorderDataProcessor interface where the recording file is actually written.

Some default messages are handled in the Abstract class.

  • Interface: IRecorderMessageProvider
  • Abstract class: AbstractRecorderMessageProvider

Defining the Recorder Client Helper

The Generic Recorder Framework (GRF) calls client helper methods during initialization and shutdown. You can add custom initialization code for the extending recorder here.

  • Interface: IRecorderClientHelper
  • Adapter: RecorderClientHelperAdapter

Defining the Wizard Page Provider

Use the wizard page provider to develop additional pages for the recorder wizard. This is the only provider that exists in the org.eclipse.hyades.test.ui project. All the other providers are in the org.eclipse.hyades.test.core project.

  • Interface: IRecorderPageProvider
  • Default: DefaultRecWizardProvider

The default produces only one page: the Select Location for Test Suite page.

All pages served must be of type IGenericRecorderPage.

For each page, you can optionally define the following methods as well:

  • public String getRecorderData(String key)
  • public Object getRecorderObjectData(String key)
  • public void saveSettings()

The default process for retrieving data from wizard page provider is to call the getRecorderData() methods of all pages until the key is found. Thus, only the getRecorderData() of the pages must be implemented.

Defining the Exec Options Provider

Extend the Exec Options Provider to enable agent parameters to be set before the Recorder Agent is launched. For example, you can define JVM arguments or enable additional files to be deployed.

  • Interface: IRecorderExecOptionsProvider
  • Abstract class: AbstractRecorderExecOptionsProvider

After you have extended the recorder user interface wizard and the four main GRF helper classes, your new recorder will be set to display in the Select a Recorder Type window.

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