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Bug 208740 - "Complete" API
Summary: "Complete" API
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: utilities
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Diff (show other bugs)
Version: 7.2
Hardware: All All
: P1 normal (vote)
Assignee: Ondrej Vrabec
Depends on:
Blocks: 199151
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Reported: 2012-02-22 09:55 UTC by Tomas Mysik
Modified: 2014-06-05 12:15 UTC (History)
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Description Tomas Mysik 2012-02-22 09:55:46 UTC
The diff API is kind of incomplete. Scenario:

- have 2 temporary files, none of them come from the IDE
- create editable diff controller for them
- edit the right file
- close the diff's "JComponent" by pressing OK button
- now what??

There is no documented way how to:
- find out whether the "right" file has been changed? and/or
- save the modified document?, and/or
- get the content of the modified "right" file.

Thanks a lot.
Comment 1 Tomas Mysik 2012-02-24 11:55:36 UTC
BTW this [1] is what I need to do in order to use the Diff API for my (not so uncommon, I would say) needs. Please notice that the save() method must be always called (even if user clicks Cancel) otherwise the IDE thinks that there is a file with unsaved changes somewhere.

Comment 2 Quality Engineering 2012-03-21 12:06:13 UTC
Integrated into 'main-golden', will be available in build *201203210400* on (upload may still be in progress)
User: Tomas Mysik <>
Log: Editable diff works now

But really too much complicated, issue #208740 should solve this.