Live template plugins?

Hi Guys,

Is there a way to package a new Live Template as a plugin, so "users"
just can just install it by copying a JAR file in the plugins
directory instead of copying a XML file in their
.IntelliJIdea/config/templates directory?

Alex


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Sorry, but how is copying a jar file better than copying an XML file?

Alessandro Vernet wrote:

Hi Guys,

Is there a way to package a new Live Template as a plugin, so "users"
just can just install it by copying a JAR file in the plugins directory
instead of copying a XML file in their .IntelliJIdea/config/templates
directory?

Alex



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Erb

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Erb,

I recognize that in most cases installing a live template by copying
it in .IntelliJIdea/config/templates is perfectly fine. But there are
situations where it would be nice to package templates in a plugin:

1) Using plugins is the most natural way to extend IntelliJ. Many
people know where to get a list of the available pluins, how to
install them, etc.
2) Developers can use Chris' Plugin Manager which makes installing and
managing plugins even simpler.
3) Plugins/extensions provider could package a set of live templates,
keymaps, code styles ... as part of the same plugin, making the
installation process simpler to the end-user (developer).

Alex


Erb wrote:

Sorry, but how is copying a jar file better than copying an XML file?

Alessandro Vernet wrote:

>> Hi Guys,
>>
>> Is there a way to package a new Live Template as a plugin, so "users"
>> just can just install it by copying a JAR file in the plugins
>> directory instead of copying a XML file in their
>> .IntelliJIdea/config/templates directory?
>>
>> Alex
>>



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