Developer Guide

Last updated: Tue, October 15, 2013

Contributing to the ZDT

The ZDT is based on the Eclipse RCP framework. This framework makes it very easy to extend the ZDT to suit whatever purposes you like through the use of plugins. You could write a plugin that adds a new UI View to the application. You could write a plugin that exports your ZDT categories to a new text format for use in another application. Frankly, you can pretty much do anything you want.

Lets go through the process of writing a plugin. The ZDT is mainly known as a flashcard program, but I want to add a new View that allows me to get the RSS feeds from www.chinesepod.com so i can listen to the daily podcasts from within the application. Here is what the final view will look like:

Feed View Screenshot

Step 1 Create the plugin project

Step 2 Creating our view.

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