Editor as view on data of a file


I would like to write a plugin for an editor that allows a view on the data of a file. I.e. the data should not be displayed as they are stored in the file, but there should be a view that abstracts the data and displays it differently. The content should not be changed. So far I have not found a way to implement this. How can this be done?


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Try implementing com.​intellij.​file​Editor​Provider extension point.

See its JavaDocs and https://plugins.jetbrains.com/intellij-platform-explorer?extensions=com.intellij.fileEditorProvider for more details.


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