Interface IDiffElement

  • All Superinterfaces:
    All Known Subinterfaces:
    IDiffContainer, ISynchronizeModelElement
    All Known Implementing Classes:
    DiffContainer, DiffElement, DiffNode

    public interface IDiffElement
    extends ITypedElement
    An IDiffElement is used in the DiffTreeViewer to display the kind of change detected as the result of a two-way or three-way compare.

    The base interface ITypedElement provides a name, a type, and an image. IDiffElement adds API for maintaining a parent relationship.

    DiffTreeViewer works on a tree of IDiffElements. Leaf elements must implement the IDiffElement interface, inner nodes the IDiffContainer interface.

    IDiffElements are typically created as the result of performing a compare with the Differencer.

    Clients may implement this interface, or use one of the standard implementations, DiffElement, DiffContainer, or DiffNode.

    See Also:
    DiffTreeViewer, DiffElement, DiffContainer, DiffNode
    • Method Detail

      • getKind

        int getKind()
        Returns the kind of difference as defined in Differencer.
        the kind of difference as defined in Differencer
      • getParent

        IDiffContainer getParent()
        Returns the parent of this element. If the object is the root of a hierarchy null is returned.
        the parent of this element, or null if the element has no parent
      • setParent

        void setParent​(IDiffContainer parent)
        Sets the parent of this element.
        parent - the new parent of this element, or null if this element is to have no parent