Class PropertySheetPage

All Implemented Interfaces:
EventListener, IAdaptable, ISelectionListener, IPage, IPageBookViewPage, IPropertySheetPage

public class PropertySheetPage extends Page implements IPropertySheetPage, IAdaptable
The standard implementation of property sheet page which presents a table of property names and values obtained from the current selection in the active workbench part.

This page obtains the information about what properties to display from the current selection (which it tracks).

The model for this page is a hierarchy of IPropertySheetEntry. The page may be configured with a custom model by setting the root entry.

If no root entry is set then a default model is created which uses the IPropertySource interface to obtain the properties of the current selection. This requires that the selected objects provide an IPropertySource adapter (or implement IPropertySource directly). This restiction can be overcome by providing this page with an IPropertySourceProvider. If supplied, this provider will be used by the default model to obtain a property source for the current selection

This class may be instantiated; it is not intended to be subclassed.

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This class is not intended to be subclassed by clients.
  • Field Details


      public static final String HELP_CONTEXT_PROPERTY_SHEET_PAGE
      Help context id (value "org.eclipse.ui.property_sheet_page_help_context").
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  • Constructor Details

    • PropertySheetPage

      public PropertySheetPage()
      Creates a new property sheet page.
  • Method Details

    • createControl

      public void createControl(Composite parent)
      Description copied from interface: IPage
      Creates the SWT control for this page under the given parent control.

      Clients should not call this method (the workbench calls this method when it needs to, which may be never).

      Specified by:
      createControl in interface IPage
      Specified by:
      createControl in class Page
      parent - the parent control
    • dispose

      public void dispose()
      The PropertySheetPage implementation of this IPage method disposes of this page's entries.
      Specified by:
      dispose in interface IPage
      dispose in class Page
    • getAdapter

      public <T> T getAdapter(Class<T> adapter)
      The PropertySheetPage implementation of this IAdaptable method handles the ISaveablePart adapter by delegating to the source part.
      Specified by:
      getAdapter in interface IAdaptable
      Type Parameters:
      T - the class type
      adapter - the adapter class to look up
      a object of the given class, or null if this object does not have an adapter for the given class
    • getSaveablePart

      protected ISaveablePart getSaveablePart()
      Returns an ISaveablePart that delegates to the source part for the current page if it implements ISaveablePart, or null otherwise.
      an ISaveablePart or null
    • getControl

      public Control getControl()
      Description copied from class: Page
      The Page implementation of this IPage method returns null. Subclasses must reimplement.
      Specified by:
      getControl in interface IPage
      Specified by:
      getControl in class Page
      the SWT control for this page, or null if this page does not have a control
    • handleEntrySelection

      public void handleEntrySelection(ISelection selection)
      Handles a selection change in the entry table.
      selection - the new selection
    • initDragAndDrop

      protected void initDragAndDrop()
      Adds drag and drop support.
    • makeContributions

      public void makeContributions(IMenuManager menuManager, IToolBarManager toolBarManager, IStatusLineManager statusLineManager)
      Description copied from class: Page
      This method exists for backward compatibility. Subclasses should reimplement init.
      makeContributions in class Page
    • refresh

      public void refresh()
      Updates the model for the viewer.

      Note that this means ensuring that the model reflects the state of the current viewer input.

    • selectionChanged

      public void selectionChanged(IWorkbenchPart part, ISelection selection)
      Description copied from interface: ISelectionListener
      Notifies this listener that the selection has changed.

      Note: it is important that this method returns as quickly as possible to avoid UI freezes. For example, do not update the UI if the UI is not visible. See the SelectionListenerFactory for listeners that are build for this purpose.

      This method is called when the selection changes to a non-null value, but not when the selection changes to null. If there is a requirement to be notified in the latter scenario, implement INullSelectionListener. The event will be posted through this method.

      Specified by:
      selectionChanged in interface ISelectionListener
      part - the workbench part containing the selection
      selection - the current selection. This may be null if INullSelectionListener is implemented.
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    • setActionBars

      public void setActionBars(IActionBars actionBars)
      The PropertySheetPage implementation of this IPage method calls makeContributions for backwards compatibility with previous versions of IPage.

      Subclasses may reimplement.

      Specified by:
      setActionBars in interface IPage
      setActionBars in class Page
      actionBars - the action bars for this page
    • setFocus

      public void setFocus()
      Sets focus to a part in the page.
      Specified by:
      setFocus in interface IPage
      Specified by:
      setFocus in class Page
    • setPropertySourceProvider

      public void setPropertySourceProvider(IPropertySourceProvider newProvider)
      Sets the given property source provider as the property source provider.

      Calling this method is only valid if you are using this page's default root entry.

      newProvider - the property source provider
    • setRootEntry

      public void setRootEntry(IPropertySheetEntry entry)
      Sets the given entry as the model for the page.
      entry - the root entry
    • setSorter

      protected void setSorter(PropertySheetSorter sorter)
      Sets the sorter used for sorting categories and entries in the viewer of this page.

      The default sorter sorts categories and entries alphabetically.

      sorter - the sorter to set (null will reset to the default sorter)