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Velprakash
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How to create new Plug-in

Aug 12, 2012 11:12 PM

Tags: #cs5 #plug-in

Hi Experts,

      I'm Indesign Js developer. Now I wish to work with ID SDK. I go through guides in indesign sdk Kit. But there, there are things mentioned and if I tried to execute the sample provided by them and tried to build, It shows some errors that "WriteFishPrice.dll" file missing. I search a lot in google about how to create my owm plug-in & development. But I can't found a clear solution. There is no enough Guide as clear. While I start learning Indesign JS before a long time, It's very clear guide's and easy to learn. But SDK is not clear. Is Getting Adobe License must for creating Plug-in? no other way? Can any one Guide me.....!

 

I'm using CS5 & Windows OS.

 

Thanks and Regards,

Vel.

 
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    Aug 13, 2012 2:56 AM   in reply to Velprakash

    There was a guide ww-plug-ins.pdf (working with InDesign plug-ins) in the InDesign CS3 SDK, but it is not included in SDK since CS4.

     

    If you cannot find an CS3 SDK, the PDF is available here.

     

    Hope it helps.

    Aidy

     
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    Aug 13, 2012 3:08 AM   in reply to Velprakash

    Hi Vel

     

    Download InDesign CS5 Product SDK, and u need visual studio. Pls check for VS version required for cs5 in 'Requirements' page.

     

    Run dollyxs bat. it will create automatically a base for ur plugin.

    Take some time and read 'getting started guide' carefully. Dont forget to change 'Target' in VS as 'Release' unless you have 'debug' version of indesign.

     
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    Aug 13, 2012 4:35 AM   in reply to AYS. HAKKIM

    For SDK 5 you will need VS2008. Not sure if the Express version will work.

     

    As AYS said, do remember to change the target to Release, I think the default on opening a sample project is Debug.

     

    All the best.

     

    P.

     
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    Aug 13, 2012 4:56 AM   in reply to Velprakash

    VS Express edition will work fine!

    You can even just open sample plugins and build.

     
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    Aug 14, 2012 1:21 AM   in reply to Velprakash

    I can send you one via email if you can tell me your email address.

     
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    Aug 16, 2012 6:00 AM   in reply to Velprakash

    Hi Velprakash,

    I have never met this issue before. According to the the picture, it looks like the project is converted by Visual Studio. InDesign CS5 requires VS 2008, if you are using later version, it's better to recreate the project by Dollyx following the ww-plugins.pdf instead of the update conversion by VS.

    BTW, if you are using VS2010, you can use CS6 SDK directlly.

     

    Regards,

    Aidy

     
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    Aug 27, 2012 2:57 AM   in reply to Velprakash

    In VS2010, this option has been moved to each project.

     

    Right click on one project and select Properties, there is the option VC++ Directors under Configuration Properties.

     

    Regards,

    Aidy

     
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    Aug 27, 2012 3:54 AM   in reply to Velprakash

    a.png

    U can add a path in the popped up dialog after click Edit...

     
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