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Project UI API
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ProjectUIAPI

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Project UI API 
Package Description
org.netbeans.api.project.ui  
org.netbeans.spi.project.ui
Ability to provide a tailored UI for a project.
org.netbeans.spi.project.ui.support
Helpful UI support classes for general projects.
org.netbeans.spi.project.ui.templates.support
Support for providing own templates visible in New File... action.

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Use Cases

The main use case is for project type providers to supply logical views and customizers for the project. Also for template providers to create project-aware file templates. Can also get a list of open projects, create different kinds of project-related actions, and select projects on disk.

Exported Interfaces

This table lists all of the module exported APIs with defined stability classifications. It is generated based on answers to questions about the architecture of the module. Read them all...
Group of java interfaces
Interface NameIn/OutStabilitySpecified in What Document?
ProjectUIAPIExportedOfficial

The Project UI API provides some miscellaneous APIs and SPIs relating to the appearance and UI behavior of generic projects. Most importantly, it permits the customizer and logical view of a project to be defined.

ProjectUIAPI-providerExportedFriend

Callbacks intended to let the Project UI module plug in implementations of APIs defined here. Uses implementation dependencies.

Group of property interfaces
Interface NameIn/OutStabilitySpecified in What Document?
willOpenProjectsExportedFriend

Since version 1.55 a special
PropertyChangeEvent is generated for benefit of ide.ergonomics module by OpenProjects.getDefault(). The property name of the event is "willOpenProjects" and its new value contains an array of projects that will be opened (a type Project[]). Ergonomics module uses this information to enable modules that seem to provide support for technologies used in the about to be opened projects.

project.licenseExportedOfficial

project.license attribute contains project license as String for newly created
templates. It is used to import license templates. The default is used if the attribute was not found in any project lookup.

project.encodingExportedOfficial

project.encoding attribute contains the project encoding as String for newly created
templates. The encoding of the parent folder of the new file is used if the attribute was not found in any project lookup.

project.licensePathExportedStable

contains String path to the license header include file, by default as path to Templates/Licenses/license-${project.license}.txt system filesystem location, but a local filesystem (file:) url is also supported.

Group of lookup interfaces
Interface NameIn/OutStabilitySpecified in What Document?
org.openide.loaders.CreateFromTemplateAttributesProviderExportedOfficial

The attributes provider is registered in META-INF/services. It collects attributes from org.openide.loaders.CreateFromTemplateAttributesProviders registered in project lookups. It provides the
project.license and project.encoding attributes for file templates using scripting support.

Group of layer interfaces
Interface NameIn/OutStabilitySpecified in What Document?
RegisteredActionsExportedUnder Development

Several project related actions are registered in the Actions folder in the layer. Product branding is intended to use those actions to build main menu, toolbars and shortcuts.

  • Actions/Project/org-netbeans-modules-project-ui-BuildMainProject.instance
  • Actions/Project/org-netbeans-modules-project-ui-CleanMainProject.instance
  • Actions/Project/org-netbeans-modules-project-ui-RebuildMainProject.instance
  • Actions/Project/org-netbeans-modules-project-ui-RunMainProject.instance
  • Actions/Project/org-netbeans-modules-project-ui-DebugMainProject.instance
  • Actions/Project/org-netbeans-modules-project-ui-TestProject.instance
  • Actions/Project/org-netbeans-modules-project-ui-BuildProject.instance
  • Actions/Project/org-netbeans-modules-project-ui-CleanProject.instance
  • Actions/Project/org-netbeans-modules-project-ui-RebuildProject.instance
  • Actions/Project/org-netbeans-modules-project-ui-RunProject.instance

ProjectTemplatesExportedOfficial

New (or import) project wizards can be registered in a special folder Templates/Projects/.

ProjectActionsExportedOfficial

Providers of generic project actions can register Action and JSeparator instances in a special folder Projects/Actions/. So if any module wishes to extend, hide or reorder some of them it can just register its actions there. Example:

    <folder name="Projects" >
        <folder name="Actions" >
            <file name="org-mymodule-MyAction.instance" >
                <attr name="instanceCreate" stringvalue="org.mymodule.MyAction" />
            </file>
        </folder>
    </folder>
    

TemplatesExportedOfficial

File templates can be registered with various attributes, some specific to the project system.

TemplatesLicensesExportedOfficial

Under Templates/Licenses folder should be registered various license headers that can be imported by templates using scripting. The recommended format of filename is license-[licensename].txt e.g. license-cddl.txt.

Implementation Details

Where are the sources for the module?

The sources for the module are in the NetBeans Mercurial repositories.

What do other modules need to do to declare a dependency on this one, in addition to or instead of a plain module dependency?
Nothing.

Read more about the implementation in the answers to architecture questions.

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