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Plugin Explanation

somin bhuvan
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Joined: Jun 01, 2005
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Hi,

Can anyone explain about plugin and what it is? and how it is developed and how to configure in the IDE like Eclipse.
Fred Grott
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Are you referring to Plugin Development in Eclipse?


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Somin,
Eclipse comes with some functionality built in. Everything else is available as a "plugin". This means you can take an external jar file and use it with Eclipse. In this way it is plugged in. Of course, this jar file must be developed in a certain way. There are whole books on developing plugins. But to use one, all you have to do is unzip it in the plugins directory.


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somin bhuvan
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Joined: Jun 01, 2005
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Ya i meant Plugin Development in Eclipse.

My guess is plugin is a third party tool which can be configured in any IDE.
 
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