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Re: [wtp-dev] ComponentCore.createComponent(IProject)

Thanks Ted,

Sorry for not replying earlier...  

This is not the only place where we need a policy across our api for handling workspace state.
Validation/builders is another area where the project metadata might not be fully initialized because of startup, or load timing issues.

In this case, perhaps a specific exception type should be created warning callers of a bad project state.  This type of change is more appropriate in 2.x timeframe


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"Ted Bashor" <tbashor@xxxxxxx>
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11/13/2006 03:03 PM

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[wtp-dev] ComponentCore.createComponent(IProject)

My understanding is that during project import (and possibly during startup), some project resources may not be available even though they exist on the machineâs file system.
We suspect that this may be causing an early call to
which calls into
      public IVirtualComponent createComponent(IProject project) {
            try {
                  IComponentImplFactory factory = findFactoryForProject(project);
                  if(null != factory){
                        return factory.createComponent(project);
            } catch (Exception e) {
                  // Just return a default component
            if (!ModuleCoreNature.isFlexibleProject(project)){
                  return null;
            return new VirtualComponent(project, new Path("/")); //$NON-NLS-1$
to swallow a null factory or exception and return a âdefault VirtualComponentâ, for which any web project WebContent directory mappings will be invalid, etc.
My question is, what would be a preferred way to detect this situation?
Calling IVirtualComponent.exists() doesnât seem to be what we want, since it just checks that the project exists and has the module core nature.  Iâd hate to wrap my call to ComponentCore.createComponent() with a check for whether either â.settings/org.eclipse.wst.common.componentâ or â.settings/.componentâ (and deployment descriptors?) are synchronized, but is there no other way?
Seems like createComponent (or a variant) should be returning null or propagating the exception, but I assume this isnât an option for 1.5.xâ
Thanks, Ted

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