How To Tap Into yFiles For Custom XML Streams?

I recently discovered another smart feature in IntelliJ 9.0.3 while working with Spring web flow.  The yFiles designer pane came up after opening the Spring web flow XML.  As long as I had the SWF namespace, IntelliJ was smart enough to know what I needed.

Same trick worked for JBOSS BMP, too.

How would I tell IntelliJ to do the same thing for other custom XML of my own design?  Do I needa plugin or something else?  Any advice is welcome.  Thanks.

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Hello Michael,

You would need to write a plugin. There is no way to have this happen automagically.
:)

I recently discovered another smart feature in IntelliJ 9.0.3 while
working with Spring web flow.  The yFiles designer pane came up after
opening the Spring web flow XML.  As long as I had the SWF namespace,
Spring was smart enough to know what I needed.

Same trick worked for JBOSS BMP, too.

How would I tell IntelliJ to do the same thing for other custom XML of
my own design?  Do I needa plugin or something else?  Any advice is
welcome.  Thanks.


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Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
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Thank you Dmitry, I came to that conclusion over the weekend.  I've never written a plugin, so I've started at the bottom.  Hopefully I'll work my way up to the thing I need.

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