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Adding a command to multiple views [message #336555] Mon, 22 June 2009 18:20 Go to next message
Eric Jain is currently offline Eric JainFriend
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I have "Refresh" Handler that can be used for any Part that implements an
interface called RefreshablePart:

<handler class="test.RefreshPartHandler"
<with variable="activePart">
<instanceof value="test.RefreshablePart"/>

Here is how a refresh icon is added to a view:

<menuContribution locationURI="toolbar:testView">
<command commandId="org.eclipse.ui.file.refresh"
icon="icons/refresh.gif" style="push">

This works fine -- except that the Refresh icon appears disabled unless
the view is in focus, even though it still is clickable and works as
expected (clicking the icon makes the view receive focus).

One workaround is to specify the same icon as a disabledIcon. This is not
a perfect solution as there are still some subtle differences (mouse
over), and of course this causes issues if I actually wanted to disable
the command under certain circumstances.

But perhaps there is a better way to approach this?
Re: Adding a command to multiple views [message #336563 is a reply to message #336555] Tue, 23 June 2009 13:05 Go to previous message
Paul Webster is currently offline Paul WebsterFriend
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Registered: July 2009
Location: Ottawa
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This is the behaviour you will see if you restrict your handler to being
active when the activePart meets your requirements.

But you're going about it the correct way, since refresh is a command
that is implemented on a per-part basis.


Paul Webster e.platform.doc.isv/guide/workbench.htm

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