Overview - Cloud - Author-it

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Author-it SDK Plug-ins are external applications which can be launched from Author-it. Plug-ins manage their own UI, and can access the Author-it library database via the Author-it API.

Plug-ins operate in the following manner:

  • Are loaded during the startup of Author-it
  • Can be launched from various UI elements within Author-it, such as buttons and context menus
  • Access and update the Author-it library database using the Author-it SDK
  • Can receive information about the state of Author-it
  • Communicate with the Author-it UI using events

The methods required to create a plug-in are contained in the AuthoritExtensibility dll. This dll can be found in the Author-it install folder. (By default this is located at C:\Program Files\Author-it 5.)