When SWF Studio is launched and when you change to the Plugins tab, SWF Studio scans the Plugins directory to see if any new plugins have been installed and displays them in the plugins list below. Plugins allow you to extend the functionality of SWF Studio by adding new commands that integrate seamlessly with the existing command structure.
1. The name of the plugin. One instance of the plugin is always created for you by SWF Studio for each selected plugin. This instance is assigned a default plugin alias which matches the name of the plugin. If you don't need multiple instances of the plugin, you don't need to call ssCore.Plugin.load, you can make calls to the plugin via the default alias.
2. Indicates the plugin version. As revisions and fixes are made to the plugins, their version numbers are updated so you know exactly what plugin functionality you are shipping with your applications.
3. A brief description of what this plugin does. For plugins developed by Northcode you can find detailed information about each plugin in the Plugins section of our help.
4. Indicates who created this plugin and who you should contact for support if you're having problems with it.
5. Before you can make use of the functionality exposed by a plugin in SWF Studio, you have to select the plugin here to tell SWF Studio to bundle this plugin with your application. If you don't do this then your calls to ssCore.Plugin.load or any calls you attempt to make via the default plugin alias will fail.