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FAQ Can I use the actions from the Navigator in my own plug-in?

Yes. All the resource actions in the Navigator view, including Copy, Move, Delete, Build, and Refresh, are available as API. These actions are found in the org.eclipse.ui.actions package of the org.eclipse.ui.ide plug-in. These actions expect a selection of either IResource objects or IAdaptable objects that are able to adapt to IResource. You must either install the actions as selection change listeners, such as on a TreeViewer, or supply them with the selection before running them:

   IResource r = ...;//resource to delete
   IStructuredSelection ss = new StructuredSelection(r);
   DeleteResourceAction delete = new DeleteResourceAction(shell);
   delete.selectionChanged(ss);
   delete.run();


See Also:

FAQ How do I use IAdaptable and IAdapterFactory?


This FAQ was originally published in Official Eclipse 3.0 FAQs. Copyright 2004, Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved. This text is made available here under the terms of the Eclipse Public License v1.0.