Change plugin folder location

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Change plugin folder location

Post by HVV » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:28 pm


Is is possible to change the path from which plugins are loaded? The default folder for me is: C:\Program Files\Oxygen XML Editor 18\plugins
I have no writing acces here and I want to test a java plugin without having to bother my sysadmin.

Kind regards,


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Re: Change plugin folder location

Post by sorin_carbunaru » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:27 pm

Hello Hugo,

You could pack and install your plugin as an add-on (see ... ddons.html for packing; you can skip the signing part for testing) and then, every time you build your plugin, just increase the version in the descriptor file and go to Help -> Manage add-ons... to update the add-on.

Here is how a descriptor file (from step 3 in the procedure) looks like:

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xt:extensions xmlns:xt=""
<xt:extension id="oxygen-sample-plugin-broken-links-checker">
<xt:location href="path/to/plugin.jar"/>
<xt:version>1.0.0</xt:version> <!-- THIS SHOULD BE UPDATED AFTER EACH BUILD -->
<xt:name>PLUGIN NAME</xt:name>
<xt:description xmlns="">PLUGIN DESCRIPTION</xt:description>
<xt:license><![CDATA[END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT]]></xt:license>
For more information about installing and managing add-ons in oXygen, please see: ... ng-add-ons.

Secondly, of course you could also install oXygen again (and by this I mean that you don't uninstall it from Program Files) in a folder where you have full writing permissions.

Choose the option that fits you best. :)

Sorin Carbunaru
oXygen XML

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