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XViewer Depth First Search Filter and CustomizeManager [message #1071218] Fri, 19 July 2013 15:23
Erik Englund is currently offline Erik Englund
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Registered: July 2009
I would like XViewer to support a depth first search algorithm. In that if any of the children match it should also match the parent.

I accomplished this by overriding the getXViewerTextFilter method in my XViewer and returning an XViewer with following select method:

public boolean select(Viewer viewer, Object parentElement, Object element) {
		ITreeContentProvider cp = (ITreeContentProvider) this.xViewer.getContentProvider();
		boolean retVal =, parentElement, element);
		if (retVal) {
			return true;
		if (cp.hasChildren(element)) {
			for (Object child : cp.getChildren(element)) {
				retVal = select(viewer, element, child);
				if (retVal) {
		return retVal;

This seems to work. Is there a better method?

Also, I'd like it to automatically expand to show all matching children. Unfortunately, it looks like to do this I would need to change the behavior of the CustomizeManager in the setFilterText method to do:

At the end of the method. However, there is no way to provide my own implementation of the CustomizeManager as it is a private field created in the constructor of the XViewer. Suggestions? It would be nice if the XViewerFactory provided a mechanism to provide my own CustomizeManager.

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