Setting titles and descriptions

You can set the titles and descriptions of a resource.


  1. Obtain a modifiable instance of the resource for which you want to set titles or descriptions.
  2. Check whether the resource implements the ModifiableLocalized interface.
    To check, use the operator instanceof. If the resource does not implement the ModifiableLocalized interface, you cannot modify it.
  3. Use the appropriate methods to set titles and descriptions.
    For example, if you want to set a title, use the setTitle method.
    Note: You cannot set a description in a particular locale without having a title that is set in that same locale.


Modifying titles and descriptions:
// obtain modifiable instance of a model node
final Modifiable modifiable = controller.getModifiableNode(node); 

// check if the resource implements ModifiableLocalized interface
if (modifiable instanceof ModifiableLocalized) {

    // set title and description
    ((ModifiableLocalized) modifiable).setTitle(Locale.GERMAN, "Titel");
    ((ModifiableLocalized) modifiable).setDescription(Locale.GERMAN, "Beschreibung");