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Deploying a Plugin

Before your custom plugin can be used, it must be deployed: built, installed, and then enabled using Plugin Manager.

To deploy a plugin:

  • Make your project by invoking Build | Build Project or Build | Build Module <module name>.
  • Prepare your plugin for deployment. In the main menu, select Build | Prepare Plugin Module <module name> for Deployment.

    Prepare Plugin for Deployment

  • If the plugin module does not depend on any libraries, a .jar archive will be created. Otherwise, a .zip archive will be created including all the plugin libraries specified in the project settings.

    Jar Saved Notification

  • Install the newly created archive/jar file from disk. The editor_basics code sample builds the plugin archive/jar into the editor_basics project folder:

    Jar File Location

  • Restart your IDE so the changes will take effect.
Last modified: 12 September 2018