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To find out more about a given extension point, try the following.
 
To find out more about a given extension point, try the following.
 
 
 
 
  
 
* Consult '''Platform Plug-in Developer Guide > Reference > Extension Points Reference'''.
 
* Consult '''Platform Plug-in Developer Guide > Reference > Extension Points Reference'''.
 
Here you will find the official documentation for all extension points, including
 
Here you will find the official documentation for all extension points, including
 
extension point schema descriptions and examples.
 
extension point schema descriptions and examples.
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* While adding a plug-in in the PDE Manifest Editor, click the '''Details'''
 
* While adding a plug-in in the PDE Manifest Editor, click the '''Details'''
 
button (Figure 5.1). It will take you to the page discussed above.
 
button (Figure 5.1). It will take you to the page discussed above.
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* Perform '''Search &gt; Plug-in Search''' (the keyboard  
 
* Perform '''Search &gt; Plug-in Search''' (the keyboard  
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to a given extension point. This gives you valuable access to examples
 
to a given extension point. This gives you valuable access to examples
 
of how the rest of the platform uses that extension point.
 
of how the rest of the platform uses that extension point.
 
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 08:48, 5 October 2012

To find out more about a given extension point, try the following.

  • Consult Platform Plug-in Developer Guide > Reference > Extension Points Reference.

Here you will find the official documentation for all extension points, including extension point schema descriptions and examples.

  • While adding a plug-in in the PDE Manifest Editor, click the Details

button (Figure 5.1). It will take you to the page discussed above.

  • Perform Search > Plug-in Search (the keyboard

shortcut is Ctrl+H). You can search for a given extension point and also find all contributors to a given extension point. This gives you valuable access to examples of how the rest of the platform uses that extension point.

    <img src=../images/extpointdetail.jpg>


    Figure 5.1   The Details button with more extension point information


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