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How to ad commands to views with specific secondary view id [message #894025] Fri, 06 July 2012 12:31 Go to next message
Tankut Koray is currently offline Tankut KorayFriend
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Registered: July 2009

I am adding commands to views using commands framework. I want to know how to add commands to menus/toolbars for specific views with a specific secondary id?
Re: How to ad commands to views with specific secondary view id [message #894150 is a reply to message #894025] Fri, 06 July 2012 23:38 Go to previous message
Simon Scholz is currently offline Simon ScholzFriend
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Registered: April 2012
Location: Germany
Hi Tankut,

a command itself is always independend from the UI(menus/toolbars).
It just defines certain command/action in an abstract way.

The thing you really can add to a View is a menu extension.
On that menuContribution in the plugin.xml you can add a visibleWhen flag, where you can define the conditions for showing the menuContribution.

                     property="link to your PropertyTester, which checks the secondary id of the activePart" args="specialSecondaryId1,specialSecondaryId2,specialSecondaryId3">

Your PropertyTester could be something like this:

public class SecondaryIdTester extends PropertyTester {

    public boolean test(Object receiver, String property, Object[] args,
            Object expectedValue) {
        boolean testSucceeds = false;
        if(receiver instanceof YourView){
              String secondaryId = ((YourView)receiver).getViewSite().getSecondaryId();

            for(Object arg : args){
                      testSucceeds = true;

        return testSucceeds;

A good overview concerning the usage of PropertyTesters can be found here:

I hope this helps you and do not hesitate to ask again, if anything is unclear or you need further information.

Best regards,


[Updated on: Fri, 06 July 2012 23:47]

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