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Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#1431 closed enhancement (done)

Possibility to setup a plugin environment in code

Reported by: cneumuel Owned by: gkronber
Priority: medium Milestone: HeuristicLab 3.3.4
Component: PluginInfrastructure Version: 3.3.4
Keywords: Cc: gkronber


For testing purposes it should be possible to set up an environment where all plugins are loaded as if HL was started, without actually starting it. This can be convenient for testing and development purposes.

An application should be useable like this:

  class Program {
    static void Main(string[] args) {
      PluginManager pm = new PluginManager(Path.GetDirectoryName(Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().Location));
      pm.Run(pm.Applications.Where(x => x.Name == "TestApp").SingleOrDefault());

  [Plugin("TestPlugin", "")]
  [PluginFile("HeuristicLab.MetaOptimization.Test.exe", PluginFileType.Assembly)]
  public class TestPlugin : PluginBase { }

  public class TestApp : ApplicationBase {
    public override void Run() {
      // in here, all plugins are loaded and can be discovered
      var items = ApplicationManager.Manager.GetInstances<IItem>();

Therefore visibility changes in PluginManager and ApplicationDescription are required. Also exe-files need to be discovered as plugins by the PluginManager.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by cneumuel

  • Status changed from new to accepted

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by cneumuel

  • Owner changed from cneumuel to gkronber
  • Status changed from accepted to reviewing

fixed in r5652

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by gkronber

  • Status changed from reviewing to readytorelease

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by gkronber

  • Milestone changed from HeuristicLab Backlog to HeuristicLab 3.3.4

comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by swagner

  • Resolution set to done
  • Status changed from readytorelease to closed
  • Version changed from 3.3.3 to 3.3.4
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