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ICDKEditBus.java

/* $RCSfile$
 * $Author: egonw $
 * $Date: 2007-01-13 14:29:36 +0100 (Sat, 13 Jan 2007) $
 * $Revision: 7714 $
 *
 * Copyright (C) 2003-2007  The Chemistry Development Kit (CDK) project
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package org.openscience.cdk.applications.plugin;

import java.io.Reader;

import org.openscience.cdk.interfaces.IChemFile;
import org.openscience.cdk.interfaces.IChemModel;

/**
 * Interface that applications must have an implementation for in
 * order to have plugins perform operations in the application.
 * For example, Jmol's DisplayControl class implements this interface.
 *
 * @cdk.module applications
 *
 * @version $Revision: 7714 $
 */
00040 public interface ICDKEditBus {

    /**
     * Should return the version of the implemented CDKEditBus API.
     * This can be used by plugins to see what features are available.
     */
    public String getAPIVersion();

    /**
     * Tells the application in which the plugin is loaded to
     * show the given ChemFile.
     *
     * @see org.openscience.cdk.ChemFile
     */
    public void showChemFile(IChemFile file);
    /**
     * Tells the application in which the plugin is loaded to
     * show the chemistry in the given String.
     */
    public void showChemFile(Reader file);
    /**
     * Tells the application in which the plugin is loaded to
     * show the given ChemModel.
     *
     * @see org.openscience.cdk.ChemModel
     */
    public void showChemModel(IChemModel model);

    /**
     * Asks the application to return the active ChemModel.
     * It may return a <code>NoSuchMethodError</code> when the
     * application does not implement this method.
     *
     * @see org.openscience.cdk.ChemFile
     */
    public IChemModel getChemModel();
    /**
     * Asks the application to return the active ChemFile.
     * It may return a <code>NoSuchMethodError</code> when the
     * application does not implement this method.
     *
     * @see org.openscience.cdk.ChemModel
     */
    public IChemFile getChemFile();
    
    /**
     * Runs a script in the application implementing this EditBus. The
     * script language is indicated by its MIME type, e.g. Rasmol scripts
     * are indicated with the MIME type application/x-rasmol.
     */
    public void runScript(String mimeType, String script);
    
}



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