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Retrieving of selection [message #759431] Mon, 28 November 2011 16:15 Go to next message
Arthur Gurov is currently offline Arthur GurovFriend
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Registered: November 2011
Location: Ukraine
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Hi guys,

I have a small question about selection providing. Currently I've faced with following problem:

I have an editor with information about some entity within (let's assume that this is some products for mobile phone number). And I have view which should display short information for this phone number (let's assume that this info is phone number, status and owner). So, as I understand, editor is a provider of selection for view and view is a listener of selection from editor.
I've implemented simple ISelectionListener in my view, which was registered to view site ("getSite().getWorkbenchWindow().getSelectionService().addPostSelectionListener(listener);") and it seems that view recognize selection when I select editor. But what's the problem? When I've tried to use HandlerUtil in menu handler I've got null instead of my selected entity. It seems that I do something in wrong way, but I can't understand. I tried to provide selection from view - in this case HandlerUtil returns what i need. But From my point of view my view part is only listener, but not provider of selection... Or view anyway should provide selection even if it's not a provider by logic.

Any advices will be helpful.
Re: Retrieving of selection [message #765742 is a reply to message #759431] Wed, 14 December 2011 15:48 Go to previous message
Jan Krakora is currently offline Jan KrakoraFriend
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Registered: December 2009
Location: Prague
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do you mean HandlerUtil.getActiveSelection()? It returns the selection provided by the active part AFAIK. So check what part is active when you select the menu item.
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