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Package org.netbeans.api.project.libraries

Representation of a library, and the ability to find the installed libraries.

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Package org.netbeans.api.project.libraries Description

Representation of a library, and the ability to find the installed libraries.

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Libraries API

Overview

The libraries API provides a client API of the Libraries framework. The Library itself is a typed set of volumes. The volume is a ordered list of resources. The type of library implies the volumes contained in it. For example the Java SE library contains three volumes (sources, classpath and javadoc). The resource is a valid URL of the physical resource.

How to obtain a list of installed libraries or given library

To obtain a list of installed libraries you want to call LibraryManager.getLibraries() as in the following example for listing the names of installed libraries.

Library[] libraries = LibraryManager.getDefault().getLibraries ();
for (int i = 0; i< libraries.length; i++) {
    System.out.println(libraries[i].getName()+" : "+libraries[i].getType());
}
To obtain a library with a given name you want to call LibraryManager.getLibrary(java.lang.String) method as in the following example.
Library library = LibraryManager.getDefault().getLibrary ("Ant");
if (library != null) {
    System.out.println(library.getName()+" : "+libraries[i].getType());
}

Managing libraries

Libraries module provides graphical manager of libraries. The manager allows you to create a new library of a given type, to delete existing library or to change content of volumes. It is not possible to create or delete a volume in the library since the volumes are implied by the library type.

To open the graphical libraries manager you need to call libraries.LibrariesCustomizer method.

Library definition format

A module is able to register the predefined library. For example the junit module installs the junit library. The library definition is placed in the org-netbeans-api-project-libraries/Libraries folder on the system filesystem.

The library format is given by the following DTD.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<!--
  Root element of library definition descriptor.
-->
<!ELEMENT library (name, type, description?, localizing-bundle?, volume*) >

<!-- The version attribute specifies the version of the library -->

<!ATTLIST library version CDATA #FIXED "1.0" >

<!--- Library unique identifier - a string.

 In the case when the localizing-bundle element presents the name value is used 
 as a key into bundle to locate the display name. Otherwise the name value is 
 used as a display name-->
<!ELEMENT name (#PCDATA) >

<!--Short description of given library - a string.
 In the case when the localizing-bundle element presents the description value
 is used as a key into bundle to locate the localized description. Otherwise
 the description value is used.-->
<!ELEMENT description (#PCDATA) >

<!-- The resource name of base bundle without an extension - a string.
 The bundle used to lookup the localized strings.
 The bundle is looked up by NbBundle.getBundle (String) method.
 Example of localizing bundle: org.netbeans.modules.junit.resources.Bundle -->
<!ELEMENT localizing-bundle (#PCDATA)>

<!--- Volume is typed list of resources -->
<!ELEMENT volume (type, resource*) >

<!--- Volume type of a library volume - a string 
 For example the Java SE library supports the following types of volume:

 classpath, javadoc and src -->
<!ELEMENT type (#PCDATA) >

<!--- Volume resource coded as an URL
 In the case of URL with nbinst protocol the URL is resolved from the NetBeans installation
 directory.
 If the URL points to a ZIP/JAR archive, the URL must have the jar protocol.
 Example:
 jar:file:///usr/lib/java/xerces.jar!/ is resolved to /usr/lib/java/xerces.jar/
 jar:nbinst://org.netbeans.modules.junit/modules/ext/junit.jar!/ is resolved to ${netbeans.home}/modules/ext/junit.jar

 -->
<!ELEMENT resource (#PCDATA) >
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