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To contribute a new Editor (text-based or form-based) to the Web IDE you need to create one model (*.extension) and one descriptor (in *.js) files in your project:


    "module": "my-project/services/my-editor.js",
    "extensionPoint": "ide-editor",
    "description": "The description of my editor"
  • module - Points to the corresponding view descriptor (see below).
  • extensionPoint - The name of the built-in extension point to which the current plugin will contribute.


exports.getView = function() {
    var view = {
        name: "My Editor",
        factory: "frame",
        region: "center-top",
        link: "../my-project/index.html",
        contentTypes: [ "application/json" ]
    return view;
  • name - The exact name of the view, which will be shown in the e.g. menu.
  • factory - The type of the factory used during instantiating the view.
  • region - The region where the view will be placed initially.
  • link - The location within the same or external project pointing to the entry HTML file which will be rendered as a view.
  • contentTypes - The content types array of supported files.

The project structure in this case should look like this:

| my-project
|---- extensions
     |----> my-editor.extension
|---- services
     |----> my-editor.js
|---- index.html
|---- js
|---- css
|---- ...

The names of the extensions and services can be different following the layout of your project


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en" ng-app="editor">
        <meta charset="utf-8">
        <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
        <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
        <meta name="description" content="">
        <meta name="author" content="">

        <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="../../../../../services/v4/js/theme/resources.js/bootstrap.min.css">
        <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="../../../../../services/v4/web/resources/font-awesome-4.7.0/css/font-awesome.min.css">
        <link type="image/png" rel="shortcut icon" href="../../../../../services/v4/web/resources/images/favicon.png" />

        <!-- Custom IDE Styles -->
        <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="../../../../../services/v4/js/theme/resources.js/ide.css" />
    <body ng-controller="EditorController">
        <div class="container">
            <div class="page-header">
                <h1>My Editor Description: {{file}}</h1>
                <div class="form-group">
                    <input type="text" class="form-control" ng-model="" value="">


                <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary" ng-click="save()">Save</button>

        <script type="text/javascript" src="../../../../../services/v4/web/resources/jquery/2.0.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
        <script type="text/javascript" src="../../../../../services/v4/web/resources/bootstrap/3.3.7/bootstrap.min.js" async></script>
        <script type="text/javascript" src="../../../../../services/v4/web/resources/angular/1.4.7/angular.min.js"></script>
        <script type="text/javascript" src="../../../../../services/v4/web/resources/angular/1.4.7/angular-resource.min.js"></script>

        <script src="../../../../../services/v4/web/ide-core/ui/message-hub.js"></script>

        <script type="text/javascript" src="editor.js"></script>


For а real world example you can look at Jobs Plugin or Monaco Editor.