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Also note the model is "updated" asynchronously with every change. If you want these updates to happen synchronously, you will need to set the JPA project's "updater". See JpaProject#setUpdater(Updater). Note the comments in SynchronousJpaProjectUpdater.
 
Also note the model is "updated" asynchronously with every change. If you want these updates to happen synchronously, you will need to set the JPA project's "updater". See JpaProject#setUpdater(Updater). Note the comments in SynchronousJpaProjectUpdater.
  
==Dali Plug-ins (out of date)==
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==Dali Plug-ins==
  
 
===org.eclipse.jpt.core===
 
===org.eclipse.jpt.core===
 
Description:  Resource model and Context model interfaces and implementations
 
Description:  Resource model and Context model interfaces and implementations
  
Dependency on:
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Dependency on (see plugin Manifest for details):
*eclipse.core
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*eclipse.emf
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*eclipse.dali.db
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*eclipse.dali.utility
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*eclipse.jdt.core
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*eclipse.jem.util
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*eclipse.wst.common.emf
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*eclipse.wst.common.environment
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*eclipse.wst.common.modulecore
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*eclipse.wst.sse.core
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*eclipse.wst.validation
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*eclipse.wst.xml
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===org.eclipse.dali.db===
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*org.eclipse.jpt.db
Description:  wst.rdb wrapper model, serves as Dali’s interface to the wst.rdb model. Also provides UI extension of New Connection Wizard.
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*org.eclipse.jpt.utility
  
Dependency on:
 
*eclipse.core
 
*eclipse.jface
 
*eclipse.dali.utility
 
*eclipse.wst.rdb.server.ui
 
*eclipse.wst.rdb.core
 
*eclipse.wst.rdb.models.sql
 
  
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*org.eclipse.core
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*org.eclipse.emf
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*org.eclipse.jdt
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*org.eclipse.jem
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*org.eclipse.jst
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*org.eclipse.text
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*org.eclipse.wst
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*org.eclipse.xsd
  
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===org.eclipse.jpt.db===
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Description:  DTP wrapper model, serves as Dali’s interface to the DTP DB model.
  
===org.eclipse.dali.doc.user===
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Dependency on (see plugin Manifest for details):
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*org.eclipse.jpt.utility
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*org.eclipse.core
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*org.eclipse.datatools.sqltools.editor.core
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===org.eclipse.jpt.db.ui===
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Description:  Dali UI for DTP Connection Wizard
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Dependency on (see plugin Manifest for details):
 +
 
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*org.eclipse.jpt.db
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*org.eclipse.ui
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*org.eclipse.datatools.connectivity.ui
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*org.eclipse.datatools.sqltools.editor.core
 +
 
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===org.eclipse.jpt.doc.isv===
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Description:  Javadoc plugin
 +
 
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No dependencies.
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===org.eclipse.jpt.doc.user===
 
Description:  User docs and infopop for Dali
 
Description:  User docs and infopop for Dali
  
Dependency on:
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Dependency on (see plugin Manifest for details):
 
*org.eclipse.help
 
*org.eclipse.help
 
*org.eclipse.ui.cheatsheets
 
*org.eclipse.ui.cheatsheets
  
===org.eclipse.dali.edit===
 
Description:  EMF Edit layer; generated item providers for EMF Entity and Packaging models
 
  
Dependency on:
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===org.eclipse.jpt.gen===
*eclipse.dali.core
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Description:  Contains model and generator code for generating Entities from tables
*eclipse.emf.edit
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Dependency on (see plugin Manifest for details):
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*eclipse.jpt.db
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*eclipse.jpt.core
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*eclipse.jpt.utility
  
===org.eclipse.dali.gen===
 
Description:  Contains model and generator code for generating Entities from tables
 
  
Dependency on:
 
 
*eclipse.core
 
*eclipse.core
*eclipse.dali.db
 
*eclipse.dali.utility
 
 
*eclipse.jdt.core
 
*eclipse.jdt.core
  
  
===org.eclipse.dali.ui===
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===org.eclipse.jpt.ui===
 
Description:  Contains the actions, composites, data models, wizards, views, and perspective that make up the Dali UI.
 
Description:  Contains the actions, composites, data models, wizards, views, and perspective that make up the Dali UI.
  
Dependency on:
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Dependency on (see plugin Manifest for details):
*eclipse.dali.*
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*eclipse.debug.ui
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*org.eclipse.emf.edit.ui
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*org.eclipse.jdt.core
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*org.eclipse.jdt.launching
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*org.eclipse.jdt.ui
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*org.eclipse.jface.text
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*org.eclipse.search
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*org.eclipse.ui.console
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*org.eclipse.ui.forms
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*org.eclipse.ui.ide
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*org.eclipse.ui.workbench.texteditor
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*org.eclipse.wst.common.environment
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*org.eclipse.wst.common.frameworks.ui
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*org.eclipse.wst.common.modulecore
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*org.eclipse.wst.rdb.server.ui
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*org.eclipse.wst.sse.core
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*org.eclipse.wst.xml.ui
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*org.eclipse.jpt.core
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*org.eclipse.jpt.db
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*org.eclipse.jpt.db.ui
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*org.eclipse.jpt.gen
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*org.eclipse.jpt.utility
  
===org.eclipse.dali.utility===
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Description:  A set of utility classes for the Dali plug-in.  Contains a set of advanced iterators, plus utilities for dealing with Files, Strings, Collections, etc.
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*org.eclipse.core
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*org.eclipse.draw2d
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*org.eclipse.emf
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*org.eclipse.jdt
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*org.eclipse.jem
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*org.eclipse.jface
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*org.eclipse.jst
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*org.eclipse.ui
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*org.eclipse.wst
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===org.eclipse.jpt.utility===
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Description:  A set of utility classes for the Dali plug-in.  Contains a set of advanced iterators, change support, SWT Value Models, plus utilities for dealing with Files, Strings, Collections, etc.
  
 
No Dependencies.
 
No Dependencies.
  
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===org.eclipse.jpt.eclipselink.core===
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Description:  EclipseLink extension, including an EclipseLinkPlatform and the EclipseLink context model.
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===org.eclipse.jpt.eclipselink.ui===
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Description:  EclipseLink UI extension, including an EclipseLinkPlatformUI and associated EclipseLink UI composites.
  
===org.eclipse.dali.core.tests===
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===org.eclipse.jpt.core.tests===
 
Description:  Contains a suite of headless JUnit tests for the core plug-in.
 
Description:  Contains a suite of headless JUnit tests for the core plug-in.
  
 
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===org.eclipse.jpt.utility.tests===
===org.eclipse.dali.utility.tests===
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Description:  Contains a comprehensive set of tests for the Utility classes.
 
Description:  Contains a comprehensive set of tests for the Utility classes.
 
  
 
==Major Integration points==
 
==Major Integration points==

Revision as of 16:43, 18 August 2008

Dali JPA Tools – Internal/External Developer Documentation

Last updated: Aug 13, 2008 Archive

Major Features

JPA Structure View

  • Contains the elements of an Entity
  • Visual representation
  • Allows navigation of JPA Details view

JPA Details View

  • Provides rich UI for the editing of persistence related metadata
  • Unified editing for Java annotation and orm.xml
  • Provides defaults values for JPA metadata

Validation

  • Validation in the form of “Problems” are reported based on the state of the Persistence Unit

Entity Generation from Tables

  • Generates spec compliant Entities from tables defined in the DTP database definition model


Architecture diagram

Coming soon...


Dali Terminology

Resource Model: A resource model directly reflects a given resource (Java source or XML source). Dali currently maintains three resource models, including one for persistence.xml, the XML mapping file(s), and one for JPA Annotations. For XML resources(Mapping File or persistence.xml) this is a generated EMF model that uses the WTP translator framework to read/write the XML source. On the Java side it is a non-EMF object model that represents the JPA Annotations on the Java Types and Attributes.

Context Model: A context model represents only the non-resource related JPA metadata. Dali currently maintains three context models, including one for persistence.xml, the XML mapping file(s), and one for JPA Annotations. It pulls together the persistence.xml, XML Mapping File and Java resource models and uses common API. As and example, it gives context to the Java Annotations so that a JavaResourcePersistentType in the resource model with Entity, Table, SecondaryTable annotations on it becomes a PersistentType with an Entity TypeMapping in the context model. The context model interfaces are used by the Dali UI and adopters.

Persistent Type: Any Java Type that will be persisted.

Persistent Attribute: Any Java Attribute that will be persisted.

Mapping: A collection of related JPA metadata that consists of a persistence strategy for a given Type or Attribute.

Type Mapping: A specific way of persisting a Persistent Type, for example, Enity, Mapped Superclass, or Embeddable. All JPA metadata specified at the Type level will be contained by this Type Mapping.

Attribute Mapping: A specific way of persisting a Persistent Attribute, for example, Basic, ManyToOne, or OneToMany. All JPA metadata specified at the Attribute level will be contained by this Attribute Mapping.


Model usage examples

Traversing the Context model for JPA metadata

JpaProject.getRootContext() : JpaRootContextNode
JpaRootContextNode.getPersistenceXml(): PersistenceXml
PersistenceXml.getPersistence() : Persistence
Persistence.persistenceUnits() : ListIterator<PersistenceUnit> (will contain 0 or 1 PersistenceUnits, we don't support multiple yet)
PersistenceUnit.classRefs() : ListIterator<ClassRef> (mappingFileRefs() if you want the orm.xml entities)
ClassRef.getJavaPersistentType() : JavaPersistentType
JavaPersistentType.attributes() : ListIterator<JavaPersistentAttribute>


Retrieving Java Entities in a given persistence unit


public static List<PersistentType> entities(JpaProject jpaProject) {
	List<PersistentType> entities = new ArrayList<PersistentType>();
	JpaRootContextNode rootContext = jpaProject.getRootContext();

	// You'll want null checks in here in cases of the persistence.xml
	// file not being complete.
	// Also, we only support 1 persistenceUnit in the implementation,
	// you should verify there is at least one.
	PersistenceUnit persistenceUnit = rootContext.getPersistenceXml()
			.getPersistence().persistenceUnits().next();

	for (Iterator<ClassRef> classRefs = persistenceUnit.classRefs(); classRefs
			.hasNext();) {
		ClassRef classRef = classRefs.next();
		if (classRef.getJavaPersistentType() != null) { // null if
			// there is no java class with this name)
			if (classRef.getJavaPersistentType().getMappingKey() == MappingKeys.ENTITY_TYPE_MAPPING_KEY) {
				entities.add(classRef.getJavaPersistentType());
			}
		}
	}
	// to get entities from orm.xml files
	for (Iterator<MappingFileRef> mappingFiles = persistenceUnit
			.mappingFileRefs(); mappingFiles.hasNext();) {
		MappingFileRef mappingFileRef = mappingFiles.next();
		// null checks needed here for OrmXml as well as EntityMappings
		EntityMappings entityMappings = mappingFileRef.getOrmXml().getEntityMappings();
		for (Iterator<OrmPersistentType> persistentTypes = entityMappings
				.ormPersistentTypes(); persistentTypes.hasNext();) {
			OrmPersistentType ormPersistentType = persistentTypes.next();
			if (ormPersistentType.getMappingKey() == MappingKeys.ENTITY_TYPE_MAPPING_KEY){
				entities.add(ormPersistentType);
			}
		}
	}

	return entities;
}

Changing the Context model programatically

If you are changing the model outside the UI thread you will need to configure the JPA project to make modifications on the UI thread as necessary. See JpaProject#setThreadLocalModifySharedDocumentCommandExecutor(CommandExecutor).

Also note the model is "updated" asynchronously with every change. If you want these updates to happen synchronously, you will need to set the JPA project's "updater". See JpaProject#setUpdater(Updater). Note the comments in SynchronousJpaProjectUpdater.

Dali Plug-ins

org.eclipse.jpt.core

Description: Resource model and Context model interfaces and implementations

Dependency on (see plugin Manifest for details):

  • org.eclipse.jpt.db
  • org.eclipse.jpt.utility


  • org.eclipse.core
  • org.eclipse.emf
  • org.eclipse.jdt
  • org.eclipse.jem
  • org.eclipse.jst
  • org.eclipse.text
  • org.eclipse.wst
  • org.eclipse.xsd

org.eclipse.jpt.db

Description: DTP wrapper model, serves as Dali’s interface to the DTP DB model.

Dependency on (see plugin Manifest for details):

  • org.eclipse.jpt.utility


  • org.eclipse.core
  • org.eclipse.datatools.sqltools.editor.core

org.eclipse.jpt.db.ui

Description: Dali UI for DTP Connection Wizard

Dependency on (see plugin Manifest for details):

  • org.eclipse.jpt.db


  • org.eclipse.ui
  • org.eclipse.datatools.connectivity.ui
  • org.eclipse.datatools.sqltools.editor.core

org.eclipse.jpt.doc.isv

Description: Javadoc plugin

No dependencies.

org.eclipse.jpt.doc.user

Description: User docs and infopop for Dali

Dependency on (see plugin Manifest for details):

  • org.eclipse.help
  • org.eclipse.ui.cheatsheets


org.eclipse.jpt.gen

Description: Contains model and generator code for generating Entities from tables

Dependency on (see plugin Manifest for details):

  • eclipse.jpt.db
  • eclipse.jpt.core
  • eclipse.jpt.utility


  • eclipse.core
  • eclipse.jdt.core


org.eclipse.jpt.ui

Description: Contains the actions, composites, data models, wizards, views, and perspective that make up the Dali UI.

Dependency on (see plugin Manifest for details):

  • org.eclipse.jpt.core
  • org.eclipse.jpt.db
  • org.eclipse.jpt.db.ui
  • org.eclipse.jpt.gen
  • org.eclipse.jpt.utility


  • org.eclipse.core
  • org.eclipse.draw2d
  • org.eclipse.emf
  • org.eclipse.jdt
  • org.eclipse.jem
  • org.eclipse.jface
  • org.eclipse.jst
  • org.eclipse.ui
  • org.eclipse.wst

org.eclipse.jpt.utility

Description: A set of utility classes for the Dali plug-in. Contains a set of advanced iterators, change support, SWT Value Models, plus utilities for dealing with Files, Strings, Collections, etc.

No Dependencies.

org.eclipse.jpt.eclipselink.core

Description: EclipseLink extension, including an EclipseLinkPlatform and the EclipseLink context model.

org.eclipse.jpt.eclipselink.ui

Description: EclipseLink UI extension, including an EclipseLinkPlatformUI and associated EclipseLink UI composites.

org.eclipse.jpt.core.tests

Description: Contains a suite of headless JUnit tests for the core plug-in.

org.eclipse.jpt.utility.tests

Description: Contains a comprehensive set of tests for the Utility classes.

Major Integration points

JDT

  • The Dali Core makes extensive use of the JDT Core model and utilities for the purpose of reading and writing Java class metadata.
  • Code Completion

DTP

The Dali DB and DDL plug-ins make use of the data definition mode and the New Connection Wizard. The Datasource Explorer view is an integral part of the Dali Persistence Perspective.

WTP

  • Facets
  • EMF-XML Translator Framework
  • ArtifactEdit/ModelProvider

Platform

  • Project Explorer


Extension Points (Out of date)

Core Mapping Extension

This mapping extension creates a way for Dali extenders to define additional mapping types beyond the JPA specification. This mapping extension is used internally to define the JPA mapping types in the core model. It also formalizes the necessary classes to define for extending the core types. For UI support, a corresponding extension in the UI must be defined.

Core Mapping Extension example:

<extension point="org.eclipse.dali.core.mappings">
  <mapping annotationName="ExtendedBasic"
    javaModelAdapter="packageName.JavaExtendedBasicMappingModelAdapter"
    key="extendedBasic"
    xmlModelAdapter="packageName.XMLExtendedBasicMappingModelAdapter"
    xmlTagName="p:extended-basic"/>
</extension>


Core Default Mapping Extension

This mapping extension allows an extender to redefine the default mapping for a simple attribute type.

Core Default Mapping Extension example:

<extension point="org.eclipse.dali.core.defaultMappings">
  <mappingannotationName="ExtendedBasic"
    javaDefaultModelAdapter="packageName.JavaExtendedBasicMappingModelAdapter"/>
</extension>


UI Mapping Extension

This mapping extension allows an extender to define a mapping type that will be available for selection in the UI. A corresponding Core Mapping Extension is required to add mapping support to the UI. After defining a UI Mapping extension, the defined mapping will be available for selection in the “Map As:” combo box in the persistence properties of a persistent attribute.

UI Mapping Extension example:

<extension point="org.eclipse.dali.ui.mappings">
  <mapping annotationName="ExtendedBasic"
    compositeClassBuilder="packageName.ExtendedBasicMappingComposite$ExtendedBasicMappingCompositeBuilder"
    javaModelAdapter="packageName.JavaExendedBasicMappingModelAdapter"
    key="extendedBasic"
    label="%extendedBasicMapping"
    xmlModelAdapter="package.XMLExtendedBasicMappingModelAdapter"
    xmlTagName="p:extended-basic"/>
</extension>


UI Default Mapping Extension

This extension is used to redefine the Default mapping for the UI. It should correspond with the default Mapping extension defined in the Core Default Mapping extension.

<extensionpoint="org.eclipse.dali.ui.defaultMappings">
  <mapping
    annotationName="ExtendedBasic"
    compositeClassBuilder="packageName.ExtendedBasicMappingComposite$ExtendedBasicMappingCompositeBuilder"
    javaModelAdapter="packageName.JavaExtendedBasicMappingModelAdapter"
    key="extendedBasic"
    label="%defaultMapping"/>
</extension>


Statement on API

Provisional API is available as of the 2.0 release.

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