Explaining how to start a new CodeRush plugin can be a little complex.
So I’ve knocked up a few CodeRush templates that should make it a lot easier :)
Step 1 - Import these Plugin Templates into your copy of CodeRush.
(DevExpress\Options … Editor\Templates … Right-click Templates … “Import Templates…”)
Step 2 - Create a new DXCore Plugin project via the “New Project” dialog
Step 3 - Activate any one of the following templates inside your plugin class.
You should now have a “CreateMyX” method which….
- Creates the relevant component
- Adds it to the components collection
- Sets up the minimal mandatory properties.
- Creates the relevant event handlers.
- Attaches said event handlers to the component in question.
For example, one of the more simplistic things you might want to do is to create a new custom Action to Bind to a Key.
Here is the Default DXCore plugin as written in CS…
The only think you need to do .. Is to call your new “CreateMyX” method from inside the “InitializePlugIn” method
You have a completely functional Hello World action ready to be bound to the key of your choice
Now you have to admit … That makes things a lot simpler…
I’ve even linked a few sections of code together with some CodeRush «Field» and «TypeLink» tokens in order to make customizing of that default code a little easier.
So if you’re interested in making plugins…. This should make things a little better.
Feel free to leave me some feedback… I’ve done my best to convert the original VB.Net versions to C#…. So it’s possible there were some issues in translation… But that’s what you get for picking such a strange language (I mean C# people… VB.Net FTW! :D)