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[cdt-dev] How to get the current IProject during build


I have implemented the IDynamicVariableResolver interface to produce
workspace and project variables for use in a MBS tool. My current
problem is that I cannot figure out how to get a hold of the
project-scoped variable stored from within the MBSCustomPage extension I
wrote to extend the CDTProjectWizard.

The simplest solution I can think of to get a hold of the project-scoped
variable is to get the IPathVariableManager through the IProject.
However, I have not figured out how to get the IProject. I have read the
Help Documentation and the MBSE Document but have been unable to find
what I am looking for.

The steps I plan to take to solve this problem are as follows:

1. I will run my plugin with the Eclipse debugger thing attached and
purposely generate a null pointer exception from within the
resolveValue() function so that I can view the the stack trace for clues
as to what class/package might give me access to the current project. I
actually just thought of doing this while writing the e-mail...I don't
know how effective it will be, but it's better than sitting on my

2. I will afterward download as much of the MBS source code as I can
find from the eclipse CVS respository and try to understand better what
happens after the build is initiated through the Project menu or the
Project Explorer context menu. I am sure there must be a way to have my
plugin notified of that event or detect it from within the
resolveValue() function through the ResourcesPlugin, though I am
doubtful as to whether the API exposes this functionality. If I could
create a class that gets notified of this event, I would create a
workspace variable that has as its value the name of the project for
which the build was initiated...which could then be used to get a handle
on the project during the resolveValue() function. 

3. If all else fails, I will learn how to use some standard Java XML
parser to get the necessary information from the .cproject file. I am
sure there are reasons not to do this such as changes to the XML file
format and naming conventions at the next Eclipse/CDT I
would prefer not to. Actually, I just realized that the .cproject is
stored within the project folder for which I would need the name of the
project to access. If I had that during the build, I would not need to
do this so...nevermind. Step 3 is probably not a potential solution.

If anyone on this list could offer me some advice or instruction about
how to approach this problem through any of the two options above, I
would appreciate it greatly. If not, have a nice weekend! I know I
will ;-].


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