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getting a ComboFieldEditor's value from PreferencesStore [message #587195] Tue, 16 December 2008 12:06
Robert Wloch is currently offline Robert WlochFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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Hello everyone,

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, however the other news
groups seem to be even less likely the right places. ;-)

Does anyone know, how I can access the value of a ComboFieldEditor's
selected entry name?

In my MyPreferencePage class I add the ComboFieldEditor in the
createFieldEditors() method:
...
String[][] comboValues = {{"Name A", "org.example.ConnectorA"}};
// P_CONNECTOR = "connector"
addField(new ComboFieldEditor(MyPreferenceConstants.P_CONNECTOR,
"Connector",
comboValues, getFieldEditorParent()));
...

Setting the connector in the combo box to "Name A" this String gets stored
in the PreferenceStore, but not "org.example.ConnectorA" as I'd expect.

In another class of my plug-in I need to get the value of the name-value
pair I handed into the constructor of the ComboFieldEditor:
...
String value = Activator.getDefault().getPreferenceStore().getString(
MyPreferenceConstants.P_CONNECTOR);
...
However, this call returns the name "Name A" of the name-value pair.

Any ideas how it can be achieved that the value of the name-value pair is
stored in the PreferenceStore?

Thanks for reading and helping!
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