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/* -*- Mode: IDL; tab-width: 8; indent-tabs-mode: nil; c-basic-offset: 4 -*- */
/* This Source Code Form is subject to the terms of the Mozilla Public
* License, v. 2.0. If a copy of the MPL was not distributed with this
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#include "nsISupports.idl"
interface nsISimpleEnumerator;
interface nsIFile;
interface nsIToolkitProfile;
interface nsIProfileLock;
[scriptable, builtinclass, uuid(1947899b-f369-48fa-89da-f7c37bb1e6bc)]
interface nsIToolkitProfileService : nsISupports
* Tests whether the profile lists on disk have changed since they were
* loaded. When this is true attempts to flush changes to disk will fail.
[infallible] readonly attribute boolean isListOutdated;
* When a downgrade is detected UI is presented to the user to ask how to
* proceed. These flags are used to pass some information to the UI.
cenum downgradeUIFlags: 8 {
hasSync = 1,
* When a downgrade is detected UI is presented to the user to ask how to
* proceed. These are the possible options the user can choose.
cenum downgradeUIChoice: 8 {
quit = 0,
createNewProfile = 1,
cenum profileManagerResult: 8 {
exit = 0,
launchWithProfile = 1,
restart = 2,
attribute boolean startWithLastProfile;
readonly attribute nsISimpleEnumerator /*nsIToolkitProfile*/ profiles;
* The profile currently in use if it is a named profile. This will return
* null if the current profile path doesn't match a profile in the database.
readonly attribute nsIToolkitProfile currentProfile;
* The default profile for this build.
* On startup this is the profile selected unless overridden by command line
* arguments or environment variables. Setting this will change the profile
* used by default the next time the application is started.
* Attempting to change the default may throw an exception on builds that do
* not support changing the default profile, such as developer edition.
attribute nsIToolkitProfile defaultProfile;
* Selects or creates a profile to use based on the profiles database, any
* environment variables and any command line arguments. Will not create
* a profile if aIsResetting is true. The profile is selected based on this
* order of preference:
* * Environment variables (set when restarting the application).
* * --profile command line argument.
* * --createprofile command line argument (this also causes the app to exit).
* * -p command line argument.
* * A new profile created if this is the first run of the application.
* * The default profile.
* aRootDir and aLocalDir are set to the data and local directories for the
* profile data. If a profile from the database was selected it will be
* returned in aProfile.
* This returns true if a new profile was created.
* This method is primarily for testing. It can be called only once.
boolean selectStartupProfile(in Array<ACString> aArgv,
in boolean aIsResetting, in AUTF8String aUpdateChannel,
in AUTF8String aLegacyInstallHash,
out nsIFile aRootDir, out nsIFile aLocalDir,
out nsIToolkitProfile aProfile);
* Get a profile by name. This is mainly for use by the -P
* commandline flag.
* @param aName The profile name to find.
nsIToolkitProfile getProfileByName(in AUTF8String aName);
* Create a new profile.
* The profile temporary directory will be chosen based on where the
* profile directory is located.
* If a profile with the given name already exists it will be returned
* instead of creating a new profile.
* @param aRootDir
* The profile directory. May be null, in which case a suitable
* default will be chosen based on the profile name.
* @param aName
* The profile name.
nsIToolkitProfile createProfile(in nsIFile aRootDir,
in AUTF8String aName);
* Create a new profile with a unique name.
* As above however the name given will be altered to make it a unique
* profile name.
* @param aRootDir
* The profile directory. May be null, in which case a suitable
* default will be chosen based on the profile name.
* @param aNamePrefix
* The prefix to use for the profile name. If unused this will be
* used as the profile name otherwise additional characters will be
* added to make the name unique.
nsIToolkitProfile createUniqueProfile(in nsIFile aRootDir,
in AUTF8String aNamePrefix);
* Returns the number of profiles.
* @return the number of profiles.
readonly attribute unsigned long profileCount;
* Flush the profiles list file. This will fail with
* NS_ERROR_DATABASE_CHANGED if the files on disk have changed since the
* profiles were loaded.
void flush();