Extensions enable you to quickly and easily add new functionality to an IoT solution. Mashup widget extensions can be utilized to enhance a user's experience, your ability to develop robust applications, and make development easier as you move forward with your IoT development.
The Eclipse Plugin for ThingWorx Extension Development (Eclipse Plugin) is designed to streamline and enhance the creation of extensions for the ThingWorx Platform. The plugin makes it easier to develop and build extensions by automatically generating source files, annotations, and methods as well as updating the metadata file to ensure the extension can be imported.
These features allow you to focus on developing functionality in your extension, rather than spend unnecessary time getting the syntax and format of annotations and the metadata file correct.
|Est. Time||60 Minutes|
|Published||Feb 08, 2021|
You'll learn how to
- Utilized the Eclipse Plugin and Extension SDK
- Create and configure an Extension project
- Create A mashup Widget Extension
- Build and import an Extension
Things used in this guide
This guide may be completed in any environment that has access to the ThingWorx Foundation server. This guide is based on the Extension SDK version 8.3.
This includes both the hosted evaluation server, as well as the downloadable trial.
Before you start, ensure you have the following software installed.
- Download Eclipse ThingWorx Plugin.
- Download Java Development Kit: jdk1.8.
- Download Eclipse Mars (4.5) for Java Developers.
You are provided a complete example to use as a reference as you progress through this guide and for more insight into how steps are completed.
NOTE: If you use Gradle as the build tool, in your Eclipse application, download the Gradle STS IDE plugin from Help->Eclipse Marketplace, then restart your workspace.
Create A Mashup Widget Extension
- Step 1: Completed Example
- Step 2: Create Mashup Widget Extension Project
- Step 3: Widget Lifecycle in the Mashup Builder
- Step 4: Widget Coding Examples
- Step 5: Mashup Builder API
- Step 6: Mashup Builder Callbacks
- Step 7: Widget Lifecycle at Runtime
- Step 8: Runtime APIs available to Widgets
- Step 9: Runtime Callbacks
- Step 10: Building and Importing
- Step 11: Tips
- Step 12: Next Steps