Linux Tools Project/Libhover/Developers Guide
The Libhover plug-in from the Linux Tools project provides a common interface for supplying C and C++ hover help for libraries. The plug-in uses a CDT (C/C++ Developer Tools) Help extension to register itself with the CDT. When a C or C++ file is presented in the editor and a hover event occurs, the CDT will call the Libhover plug-in to get information. In turn, the Libhover plug-in supplies its own extension which allows the end-user to specify a set of valid hovers to use. Each hover library can be enabled or disabled for a C/C++ project via the Project->Properties->C/C++ General->Documentation page. There a list of the valid hovers are shown and the user can check or un-check them as desired. Note that Libhover help suppliers set the language of the hover help and so a C project will ignore any C++ hover libraries. For a C++ project, both C and C++ library hovers are valid so they will all appear on the Documentation page.
The Libhover plug-in adds a new org.eclipse.linuxtools.cdt.libhover.library extension to be used in a plug-in. Let's examine an example which specifies libhover help for the glibc C Library:
<extension id="library" name="Glibc C Library" point="org.eclipse.linuxtools.cdt.libhover.library"> <library docs="http://www.gnu.org/software/libc/manual/html_node/index.html" location="./data/glibc-2.7-2.libhover" name="glibc library" type="C"> </library> </extension>
Fields are as follows:
- id - unique id for this extension (required)
- name - name of the extension
- library - details of the library