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Plugin Configuration File - plugin.xml

The following is a sample plugin configuration file. This sample showcases and describes all elements that can be used in the plugin.xml file.

<!-- url="" specifies the URL of the plugin homepage (displayed in the Welcome Screen and in "Plugins" settings dialog) --> <idea-plugin url=""> <!-- Plugin name --> <name>VssIntegration</name> <!-- Unique identifier of the plugin. Cannot be changed between the plugin versions. If not specified, assumed to be equal to <name>. --> <id>VssIntegration</id> <!-- Description of the plugin. --> <description>Vss integration plugin</description> <!-- Description of changes in the latest version of the plugin. Displayed in the "Plugins" settings dialog and in the plugin repository Web interface. --> <change-notes>Initial release of the plugin.</change-notes> <!-- Plugin version --> <version>1.0</version> <!-- The vendor of the plugin. The optional "url" attribute specifies the URL of the vendor homepage. The optional "email" attribute specifies the e-mail address of the vendor.--> <vendor url="" email="" /> <!-- The unique identifiers of the plugins on which this plugin depends. --> <depends>MyFirstPlugin</depends> <!-- Optional dependency on another plugin. If the plugin with the "MySecondPlugin" ID is installed, the contents of mysecondplugin.xml (the format of this file conforms to the format of plugin.xml) will be loaded. --> <depends optional="true" config-file="mysecondplugin.xml">MySecondPlugin</depends> <!-- Allows a plugin to integrate its help system (in JavaHelp format) with the IDEA help system. The "file" attribute specifies the name of the JAR file in the "help" subdirectory of the plugin directory. The "path" attribute specifies the name of the helpset file within the JAR file.--> <helpset file="myhelp.jar" path="/Help.hs" /> <!-- Minimum and maximum build of IDEA compatible with the plugin --> <idea-version since-build="3000" until-build="3999"/> <!-- Resource bundle from which the text of plugin descriptions, action names and etc. will be loaded --> <resource-bundle>messages.MyPluginBundle</resource-bundle> <!-- Plugin's application components --> <application-components> <component> <!-- Component's interface class --> <interface-class></interface-class> <!-- Component's implementation class --> <implementation-class></implementation-class> </component> </application-components> <!-- Plugin's project components --> <project-components> <component> <!-- Interface and implementation classes are the same --> <interface-class></interface-class> <!-- If the "workspace" option is set "true", the component saves its state to the .iws file instead of the .ipr file. Note that the <option> element is used only if the component implements the JDOMExternalizable interface. Otherwise, the use of the <option> element takes no effect. --> <option name="workspace" value="true" /> <!-- If the "loadForDefaultProject" tag is present, the project component is instantiated also for the default project. --> <loadForDefaultProject> </component> </project-components> <!-- Plugin's module components --> <module-components> <component> <interface-class></interface-class> </component> </module-components> <!-- Actions --> <actions> <action id="VssIntegration.GarbageCollection" class="" text="Collect _Garbage" description="Run garbage collector"> <keyboard-shortcut first-keystroke="control alt G" second-keystroke="C" keymap="$default"/> </action> </actions> <!-- Extension points defined by the plugin. Extension points are registered by a plugin so that other plugins can provide this plugin with certain data. The "beanClass" attribute specifies the class the implementations of which can be used for the extension point. --> <extensionPoints> <extensionPoint name="testExtensionPoint" beanClass=""/> </extensionPoints> <!-- Extensions which the plugin adds to extension points defined by the IDEA core or by other plugins. The "defaultExtensionNs " attribute must be set to the ID of the plugin defining the extension point, or to "com.intellij" if the extension point is defined by the IDEA core. The name of the tag within the <extensions> tag matches the name of the extension point, and the "implementation" class specifies the name of the class added to the extension point. --> <extensions xmlns="VssIntegration"> <testExtensionPoint implementation=""/> </extensions> </idea-plugin>
Last modified: 5 December 2017