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The XIDE plugin system

XIDE comes with a possibility to easily enhance it. Here you can find a complete sample (binaries and source) to use and maybe to enhance.

The core of a plugin is to define a class that inherits from Xide.PluginSystem.Plugin and implements the method Initialize() and propery Name. Initialize() passes you a PluginService object, with which you can communicate with XIDE. Type self:oService: in the sample to get a list of available methods of this class. After you have built your plugin dll, simply copy it in the plugin subdirectory of the XIDE directory, and it will be loaded on the next start of XIDE.

And this is a sample code by Chris Pyrgas, the author of XIDE:

using Xide.PluginSystem
using System.Windows.Forms

class TestPlugin inherit Xide.PluginSystem.Plugin
protect oService as PluginService

virtual method Initialize(_oService as PluginService) as void

  self:oService := _oService

  local oMenuItem as MenuItem

  oMenuItem := MenuItem{"Add some custom text" , PluginMenuItem_Edit_clicked }
  self:oService:RegisterMenuItem(MainMenuItem.Edit , oMenuItem)

  oMenuItem := MenuItem{"My Plugin" , PluginMenuItem_Window_clicked }
  self:oService:RegisterMenuItem(MainMenuItem.Window , oMenuItem)


method PluginMenuItem_Edit_clicked(o as object,e as EventArgs) as void
  local oFilePad as FilePad
  local oEditor as Editor

  oFilePad := self:oService:GetActiveFilePad()
  if oFilePad == null
  end if
  oEditor := oFilePad:Editor
  oEditor:AddLine("// This is some test entered from the plugin!")

method PluginMenuItem_Window_clicked(o as object,e as EventArgs) as void
  local oProject as Project

  oProject := self:oService:ActiveProject
  if oProject == null
  end if
  MessageBox.Show("Applications in project " + oProject:Name + " : " +   oProject:GetApplications():Length:ToString() , "Message from plugin!")

virtual property Name as string get "A test plugin"

end class
xide_plugin_system.txt · Last modified: 2018/01/26 05:05 by wolfgangriedmann