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:


      "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",
			"label":"My View",
	    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

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


<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
		<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