This is a very simple example of using the new Clarion7 IDE addin system to put a new item into the help menu.

  1. Download the addin file – Clarion3rdParty.sdaddin
  2. Start the Clarion 7 IDE:
    Start IDE
  3. Go to the Tools menu and select the Addin Manager:
    addinmanager
  4. Click the Install Addin button:
    installaddin
  5. Find the Addin file you downloaded in Step 1
    findaddinfile
  6. You should now see the new addin listed in the Addin Manager, restart the IDE to see what it does!
    restartide
  7. And there you have it, a new menu item under Help–>Web !
    success

Simply adding a menu item is very easy with the new Clarion 7 IDE. I suppose the hardest part is finding the correct names for everything and getting them in the right place. The Clarion3rdParty.sdaddin file you downloaded at the beginning is just a zip file containing one XML formatted “addin” file. This XML simply tells the IDE what you want to do and where to do it.

This is the XML used in the Clarion3rdParty addin:

And the download again in case you missed it:

Download: download Clarion3rdParty.sdaddin
Version: 0.1
Updated: June 3, 2011
Size: 471 bytes
Downloads: 845