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5.1.2 Plugin Manager
We're going to look at how to install and manage IDV plugins. A much easier way of sharing IDV configurations.
  1. Bring up the Plugin Manager with the Tools->Plugin Manager menu.
  2. Note the "Workshop IDV" plugin. Click on its button to view the contents.
  3. Under "Displays" install and "User Interface Skins"
  4. Under "Color Tables" install the GEMPAK color tables.
  5. View the contents of the GEMPAK color tables. Find the gempak.rbi in the list and view its contents.
  6. Shut down the IDV and restart.
  7. Go to the New Windows tab under Quicklinks. Note the new windows. These came from the skins plugin. Create a few.
  8. Bring up the color table editor. Note the new color tables.
  9. Delete the User Interface Skins plugin. Exit and restart the IDV.
  10. So, again you might ask "But Jeff, how do I take all of the resources I've created in the IDV and turn them into one of these plugins?"
  11. I'm glad you asked that question. Next page...

 


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