Plug-ins Forum Topics

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Plug-ins Forum Topics

Postby jsalmon » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:32 pm

The topics for this forum can be anything plug-in related. Ask questions, promote and share open source development in order to help make Open Dental a better experience for all.

What are plug-ins?
Outside developers are able to create their own additions to Open Dental. These "additions" are coded as plug-in dll's and then hooked into Open Dental via the Program Links framework. Because plug-ins are an extension of the Program Links framework a button can be placed at the top of any module in order to launch them (if they require launching). Plug-in developers will create these dll's and then they can publish them, sell them, or keep them private.
http://www.opendental.com/manual/plugins.html
http://www.opendental.com/manual/programlinks.html

Developers should still use the "Developers" forum to request plug-in hooks because that is still considered "questions about the source code".
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Re: Plug-ins Forum Topics

Postby Rickliftig » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:22 pm

Jason - can you pin your welcome post or make it a sticky?

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Re: Plug-ins Forum Topics

Postby jsalmon » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:32 pm

Rickliftig wrote:Jason - can you pin your welcome post or make it a sticky?

Best,

Rick

I'm fairly certain the light bulb icon means it is sticky. I won't know for sure till another thread gets posted I guess.
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Re: Plug-ins Forum Topics

Postby Erik@AD » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:32 am

Can I make a request here for some custom work or is there another preferred forum section for that?
Request does not necessarily need to be fulfilled by the Open Dental team, it can be a third party developer as well.
Possibly getting some feelers out if more offices would be interested in this specific request and maybe we can split costs.

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Re: Plug-ins Forum Topics

Postby jsalmon » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:28 am

Erik@AD wrote:Can I make a request here for some custom work or is there another preferred forum section for that?...

Absolutely. Feel free to create a new thread topic within the Plug-ins forum to get the creative juices flowing for your idea.
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