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The Simple Plugins Framework for .Net

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Simple Plugins is a plugins framework for .Net based apps which can be used to create new .Net based pluggable apps as well as to make existing .Net apps pluggable. Its a simple and easy to use .Net AppDomain based plugins solution for any .Net app.

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  • Easily make existing .Net applications pluggable with a few lines of code and zero app domain knowledge.
  • Write new pluggable .Net applications with a few lines of code and give plugin developers a simple API to work on that requires zero app domain knowledge.
  • Isolation of plugins in their own App Domains, Automatic Loading and Unloading of App Domains, Dependant Assembly Resolution, Shadow Copy Support and much more.
  • Prevent unhandled exceptions in plugins from crashing your app and prevent such exceptions from leaking app domains and causing unexpected behaviour in your pluggable application.
  • Define whether plugins can execute synchronously, asynchronously and specify whether plugins need to run exclusively.
  • Supports any type of plugin. GUI, Non-GUI etc. Supports plugins in the form of dynamic link libraries or executable files.
  • Keep track of loaded plugins. Be aware of each plugin's state and take actions (cancel plugin loading, customize app domain setup, etc) through numerous events exposed by the Plugin Loader.
  • Pass parameters to plugins and process their returned results seamlessly without having to worry about app domain logic.
  • Allow an app.config file per each plugin.
  • Not satisfied with the provided plugin or loader functionality? Easily write your own plugin class and define your own plugin loader by extending the provided classes.


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