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Add-on are tackled also in Developer's Guide.

The addon are like components but they don't add a particular interface. To put it differently they need no IDL file for their construction. Then, if you want to call an addon only menus are available. To describe such component we start with the SDK example in


Let's begin with a little comparison between the architectures of a component and the architecture of an addon.

Addon's Architecture

Because we have already encountered components (and addin will be described in a next chapter) we give directly the schematic representation of the addon example in the SDK.

My first Addon (with Helper)

This figure shows us what are the interfaces we have to implement. Four interfaces are showed :,, and, and it's a good idea to have a look at them.

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