7.8. Development under C++ΒΆ

The functionality of itom can be enlarged by programming plugins (sometimes also called add-ins). Such a plugin is written in C++ and can be integrated into itom using the possibilities which are given by Qt (plugin management of Qt). Additionally each plugin must fit to one of three possible interface classes, such that itom is able to communicate with this plugin. Finally, the resulting plugin is compiled as a dll-file (on Windows) or as an appropriate so-file on Linux-based machines and must be located in the plugin-folder of itom or any subfolder. Then, the plugin is automatically recognized at startup of itom.

For programming plugins, you can and should use basic structures, offered by itom:

The real documentation about the structure of plugins is organized as follows: