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imbACE.Core.plugins Namespace

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Namespace covers the external plug-in system from both sides of implementation.

Classes
  ClassDescription
Public classinternalPluginManagerT
Base class for various plugin managers
Public classpluginManager
Loads plugin dlls from the associated directory and creates plugin instances on request
Public classpluginManagerBase
Shared infrastructure for external and internal plugin manager types
Public classuniversalInternalParentedPluginManagerT
Universal types / plugins manager for general classes, having constructor without arguments
Public classuniversalInternalPluginManagerT
Universal types / plugins manager for general classes, having constructor without arguments
Remarks

This is initial version, still to be improved

Main parts of the external plug-in systemRelevant for the use of the API and development of your own plugins for a imbACE applicationManager: pluginManager

It search specified directory for dlls, loads proper (IAcePluginBase) types found there and creates plugin instance when asked to.

One instance per plugin directory (having multiple subdirs and kinds of plugins) - the IAceApplicationBase already has one and use it, so in the most scenarios only plugin instance creation is used from this class

Deployer: acePluginDeployerTHolds collection of plugin instances (of certain type, {T}) for later assignment and/or applicationPlugin base: acePluginBase and IAcePluginBaseAre base resources that you use to create your own plugins, for certain application-specific acePluginDeployerT
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