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FAQ 100: How do I find out more about a certain extension point?

To find out more about a given extension point, try the following.

  • Consult Platform Plug-in Developer Guide > Reference > Extension Points Reference. Here you will find the official documentation for all extension points, including extension point schema descriptions and examples.

  • While adding a plug-in in the PDE Manifest Editor, click the Details button (Figure 5.1). It will take you to the page discussed above.

    05fig01.jpgFigure 5.1 The Details button with more extension point information

  • Perform Search > Plug-in Search (the keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+H). You can search for a given extension point and also find all contributors to a given extension point. This gives you valuable access to examples of how the rest of the platform uses that extension point.

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