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looking for a tutorial on creating plugins

PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:04 am
by stevec
I am looking for a decent tutorial on creating a plugin.

See that there are several different editors, C++, Delphi, etc. What is a good editor to use? I downloaded one called Lazarus.

Thanks;
Steve

Re: looking for a tutorial on creating plugins

PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:48 am
by Neosoft Support
It looks like Lazarus can create Windows DLLs, which is what NeoBook plug-ins are.

The closest thing to a tutorial we have is the help file included with our plug-in SDK. If you haven't already downloaded it you can use the following link:

http://www.neosoftware.com/software/nbwpluginsdk.zip

Creating a plug-in for NeoBook generally requires advanced programming skills, so if your not already familiar with programming in Delphi or Lazarus you will need to learn those first.

Re: looking for a tutorial on creating plugins

PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:23 am
by dec
Hello,

Sometime ago I tried with Lazarus to create a plugin for NeoBook, and, in fact apparently works like a charm. Righ now I try again to compile and try the plugin sample and works like expected. Lazarus have an advantage over Delphi, for example: it's open source and free of charge. Then, if you want to take a look at this Lazarus sample plugin, feel free to do it, download from this link: short.cz/9

If you need some specific help to create plugins with NeoBook using Delphi or Lazarus, just ask in the forum, since a couple of people can help you when possible.

Re: looking for a tutorial on creating plugins

PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:49 pm
by stevec
Thanks
I have downloaded it.

Re: looking for a tutorial on creating plugins

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:54 pm
by Neosoft Support
Thanks David. It's good to know that Lazarus works well for creating plug-ins.

Re: looking for a tutorial on creating plugins

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:49 pm
by dec
Hello,

Neosoft Support wrote:Thanks David. It's good to know that Lazarus works well for creating plug-ins.


Certainly, with very minor changes, the Delphi plugin template can be converted to a Lazarus project, and, they apparently works well: the template I upload before include just an action, but, also with their appropiate action editor, and both (design time and runtime) are executed like expected. I don't make more tests, but probably we can go ahead. ;)

Re: looking for a tutorial on creating plugins

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:02 am
by stu
Neosoft Support wrote:It looks like Lazarus can create Windows DLLs, which is what NeoBook plug-ins are.

The closest thing to a tutorial we have is the help file included with our plug-in SDK. If you haven't already downloaded it you can use the following link:

http://www.neosoftware.com/software/nbwpluginsdk.zip

Creating a plug-in for NeoBook generally requires advanced programming skills, so if your not already familiar with programming in Delphi or Lazarus you will need to learn those first.


Maybe just me but the CHM file its downloading totally empty?

Re: looking for a tutorial on creating plugins

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:45 am
by dec
Hello,

Download it again stu, the CHM file appear correct here. ;)

Re: looking for a tutorial on creating plugins

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:38 am
by mishem
stu wrote:Maybe just me but the CHM file its downloading totally empty?


Your system may block the display of the help file downloaded from the Internet. Go to Properties and allow its display.

Re: looking for a tutorial on creating plugins

PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:10 am
by stu
mishem wrote:
stu wrote:Maybe just me but the CHM file its downloading totally empty?


Your system may block the display of the help file downloaded from the Internet. Go to Properties and allow its display.


Found my answer around here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Fo ... =w7itproui

I'll sort myself out at some point, to lazy to track the exact problem now.