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Extension - View


To contribute a new View 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-view.js",
    "extensionPoint": "ide-view",
    "description": "The description of my view"
  • module points to the corresponding view descriptor (see below)
  • extensionPoint is the name of the built-in extension point to which the current plugin will contribute


exports.getView = function() {
    var view = {
        name: "My View",
        factory: "frame",
        region: "center-bottom",
        label: "My View",
        link: "../my-project/index.html"
    return view;
  • name is 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
  • label the name which will be used in the heading bar
  • link is the location within the same or external project pointing to the entry HTML file which will be rendered as a view

The project structure in this case should look like this:

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

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


<html xmlns="">
        <meta charset="utf-8" />

        <title>My View</title>

        <link href="../../../../services/v4/web/resources/font-awesome-4.7.0/css/font-awesome.min.css" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet">

        <!-- AngularJS -->
        <script src="../../../../services/v4/web/resources/angular/1.4.7/angular.min.js"></script>
        <script src="../../../../services/v4/web/resources/angular/1.4.7/angular-resource.min.js"></script>

        <!-- jQuery -->
        <script src="../../../../services/v4/web/resources/jquery/2.0.3/jquery.min.js"></script>

        <!-- Twitter Bootstrap with Theme Support -->
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="../../../../services/v4/js/theme/resources.js/bootstrap.min.css">
        <script src="../../../../services/v4/web/resources/bootstrap/3.3.7/bootstrap.min.js"></script>

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

        <!-- Custom IDE Styles -->
        <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="../../../../services/v4/js/theme/resources.js/ide.css" />


    <body ng-app="my-view" ng-controller="MyViewController as myview" class="view">
        <form class="input-group" name="viewForm">
            <span class="input-group-btn">
                <button class="btn btn-default" type="button" ng-click="myViewClick()"><i class="fa fa-bolt"></i></button>

For а real world example you can look at Preview View