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Application programming interfaces for interaction
with the Eclipse text editor's linked position support.
<h2>Linked Position Infrastructure</h2>
<h3>package <code>org.eclipse.jface.text.link</code></h3>
The Linked Position Infrastructure lets one set up a mode in an editor
in which regions in a document (or several documents) are <em>linked</em>,
i.e. editions
of one linked position will be reflected in the others.
<h4>Classes</h4>
<ul>
  <li><code>LinkedPositionGroup</code>: a set of linked positions. Add
positions to a group using the <code>addPosition</code> method. See <code>LinkedPosition</code> and <code>ProposalPosition</code> 
for a position type that lets one attach <code>ICompletionProposal</code>s to
be shown when the position is hit.</li>
  <li><code>LinkedModeModel</code>: umbrellas several <code>LinkedPositionGroup</code>s,
e.g. in a template that has several groups of linked positions. Handles
the forwarding of updates received via an <code>IDocumentListener</code>. Add <code>LinkedPositionGroup</code>s
to
an model using the <code>addGroup</code> method. Existence of a <code>LinkedModeModel </code>can be
tested by one of the static methods.<br>
  </li>
  <li><code>LinkedModeUI</code>: The UI for linked mode (for one
model, to be precise). Monitors key etc. activity, monitors exit
conditions, creates a painter etc. <br>
Properties:
    <ul>
      <li><b>cycling mode</b> (whether to jump to the first position
after the last): either of <code>CYCLE_ALWAYS</code>, <code>CYCLE_NEVER</code>
and <code>CYCLE_WHEN_NO_PARENT</code> (default).</li>
      <li><b>exit position</b>: where to jump upon leaving the linked
mode (e.g. using Enter, or Tab from the last position when not
cycling). Set <code>isTabStop</code> to <code>true</code> if tabbing
should stop over when cycling.</li>
      <li><span style="font-weight: bold;">position listener</span>:
extending classes may register a position listener which will get
notified whenever
the focus position changes. An example is <code>org.eclipse.ui.texteditor.link.EditorLinkedModeUI.EditorHistoryUpdater</code>
which will store the edit location in the editor navigation history.</li>
    </ul>
  </li>

</ul>
<h4>Example</h4>
<pre>
	IDocument doc1, doc2;
	ITextViewer viewer1, viewer2;

	/* create groups - this step is independent of the linked mode */
	LinkedPositionGroup group1= new LinkedPositionGroup();
	group1.addPosition(new LinkedPosition(doc1, 3, 4));
	group1.addPosition(new LinkedPosition(doc1, 7, 8));

	LinkedPositionGroup group2= new LinkedPositionGroup();
	group2.addPosition(new LinkedPosition(doc1, 15, 25));
	group2.addPosition(new LinkedPosition(doc2, 0, 10));

	/* set up linked mode */
	LinkedModeModel model= new LinkedModeModel();
	model.addGroup(group1);
	model.addGroup(group2);
	model.forceInstall();

	/* create UI */
	LinkedModeUI ui= new LinkedModeUI(model, new ITextViewer[] { viewer1, viewer2 });
	ui.enter();
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