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A bit lost...

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:15 am
by RogerT
I would like to add a callback in the Author View so that when the user modifies an element's content, a Java process is launched to update/check some external DB.

Is this possible?

I ask since Plugin Developer Guide says "For extending the Author
mode of the XML editor panel, see Author Developer Guide for the custom Author actions API." and that I did not see in the Author Developer Guide how to set a callback when an element content is modified.

Re: A bit lost...

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:06 am
by Radu
Hi Roger,

I will assume you are using the standalone version of Oxygen (and not the Eclipse plugin version).

This can be done using the API:

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This kind of listener will be called whenever the user edits the document and you could use it to see in which node a modification was made and to possibly start that Java process.

You can add the listener in two ways:

1) If you have a custom framework/document type with a custom ro.sync.ecss.extensions.api.ExtensionsBundle implementation, you overwrite the method ro.sync.ecss.extensions.api.ExtensionsBundle.createAuthorExtensionStateListener() and when the extension state listener is activated, you add your document listener.

The Author SDK documentation would be useful for this: ... horing_SDK

2) Using our Plugins SDK: ... er_Plugins

you can create a Workspace Access plugin type (the Plugins SDK contains a sample for it). In your custom plugin implementation you can add a listener to see when an XML document is opened. When the document is opened in the visual Author editing mode you can use the API in to reach the AuthorDocumentController and add the listener to it.


Re: A bit lost...

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:24 pm
by RogerT
Thank you Radu, most useful to clear up things quickly.