The plugin interface in guiDesigner allows .NET developers to create plugins which interact with projects in guiDesigner.
This opens the doors for better integration with your favourite automation hardware, and custom workflow.
Note: Before installing any plugins, please make sure all instances of guiDesigner are closed!
There are two methods to install plugin into guiDesigner:
NOT YET IMPLEMENTED
If you have guiDesigner installed on your PC, you can quickly install any plugin by changing the download path of the plugin to start with cf: instead of http:
You must have guiDesigner installed on your PC for this to work, otherwise you can download the plugin from any PC and install it later using the manual method below.
After downloading a plugin, you must simply need to unzip it to the 'plugins' folder of your guiDesigner installation.
By default, this is
Anyone can create a plugin for guiDesigner by implementing our Plugin Interface, CFPlugin.dll
Here is a short guide on creating a plugin in VB.NET:
You can grab a copy of a Demo Plugin from our Google Code Repository.
NOTE: If you have problems building the solution, check the 'Build Events' in the project properties under the 'Compile' tab. Make sure it points to the plugin location where guiDesigner is installed on your machine.
Here is a video demonstrating how to create a guiDesigner plugin in VB.NET. It covers the basics you need to know to get started.
NOTE: Demo video is a little outdated, but basic principles still apply.
See the Demo Plugin download on our Google Code Repository for the latest example.
You can also download the original Quicktime video from the videos Vimeo page: