Diving into Xojo plugin development...

  1. 3 years ago

    Eric B

    1 Jul 2017 Pre-Release Testers Addison, Texas

    Hey folks, back in the community after a long break and want to get my feet wet in possible plugin development for Xojo. Where is a good place to start? Most of the things I've searched for contained broken links, and are no longer applicable (some articles w/ attached examples would be awesome). Any assistance would be appreciated. Thank you!

  2. Norman P

    1 Jul 2017 Xojo Inc, Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Seeking work. npalardy@great-w...

    A couple resources

    Program Plugins with Xojo in Windows Version 2.0

    Plugin starter guide

  3. Grant S

    1 Jul 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Sydney, Australia
    Edited 3 years ago


    Great to see another possible plugin developer. I did the same last year, but I'm only ankle deep at the moment. I've got to the level of being able to lookup a value in a dictionary from my plugin. I've searched and other than what already comes with Xojo, there is virtually nothing in regards to example plugin projects out there to examine to see how it's done.

    Get the above http://rblibrary.com publication, it helped me a little.

    I hope Xojo can supply more examples in future releases.


  4. Markus W

    1 Jul 2017 #JeSuisHuman New Zealand, Auc...

    Note that you are soon able to develop plugins in Xojo itself.

  5. 2 years ago

    Ivan T

    3 Aug 2018 Pre-Release Testers

    @Markus W Note that you are soon able to develop plugins in Xojo itself.


  6. Björn E

    3 Aug 2018 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Iceland

    I would start with the little material there is, compile the BoxControl plugin or one of the libraries depending on what you aim to do. Get it to build on the platforms you want to support so you have full round.

    Then ask questions here which you will need since there is little material to go on. There is nothing wrong with asking a lot, the only wrong question in this is the one that was not asked.

  7. Jason P

    3 Aug 2018 Xojo Inc Texas
    Edited 2 years ago

    We've updated the all of the examples in the plugin SDK for 2018r2 - something to watch for when it's released.

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