Each plug-in is installed into:
- The author's installation directory (
<XenCenter_install_dir>\Plugins\<organization_name>) is known in this specification as
<org_root>is read-only at runtime.
- By default
<organization_name>is the name of the organization or individual authoring the plug-in.
<plug-in_name>is the name of the plug-in.
<XenCenter_install_dir>can be looked up in the registry. In a default XenCenter installation, the XenCenter install directory can be found at
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Citrix\XenCenter\InstallDir. If XenCenter was installed for all users, this key is under
<org_root>\<plug-in_name>, ensure that the following items exist:
- A plug-in declaration file, named
- A satellite assembly for resources, named
- Anything else that the plug-in needs for its proper functions.
Other than as specified in this document, XenCenter ignores the contents of
<org_root>. Plug-in authors can install whatever content they require within
<org_root>. You can, for example, have libraries or graphics that
are shared between all plug-ins. In which case
<org_root> (or a shared
subdirectory of it) is a good place for these artifacts.
The same freedom applies to
<org_root>\<plug-in_name>. Material in there that
XenCenter does not recognize is ignored.
<XenCenter_install_dir>\Plugins directory is scanned when XenCenter starts
and plug-ins that are found are loaded. To rescan the directory, restart XenCenter
or use the Re-Scan Plug-in Directory button on the XenCenter plug-ins
dialog. Any subdirectory that does not contain