Creating application pluginsΒΆ

This tutorial will show how to add additional functionality in the form of plugins to applications built using the Boundless SDK GXP template. Plugins (also known as tools) can have actions and/or output. An action refers to a button or a menu item, while an output refers to something visible on the screen like a pop-up window or a panel.

Three examples will be shown:

  • Plugin with an action
  • Plugin with an output
  • Plugin with a combination of action and output

These examples illustrate how to draw a box on a map and how to query that box.


Drawing boxes with a custom plugin