Development/Tutorials/Plasma/ContainmentAction

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You can use Plasma ContainmentAction e.g. for Context Menus on your Plasma Desktop. They will run as plugins meaning you can add and remove them after compilation. If they exist, their name will be stored in .desktop files.

Example

A simple example for Plasma ContainmentAction plugins can be found at https://github.com/tstaerk/kde-contextmenu/tree/0.1. Let's look at it here:

kde-contextmenu.desktop

[Desktop Entry]
Name=KDE Context Menu
Type=Service
Icon=favorites
Comment=Simple application launcher

ServiceTypes=Plasma/ContainmentActions

X-KDE-Library=kde-contextmenu
X-KDE-PluginInfo-Author=R. Hacker
X-KDE-PluginInfo-Email=hacker@home.org
X-KDE-PluginInfo-Name=kde-contextmenu
X-KDE-PluginInfo-Version=pre0.1
X-KDE-PluginInfo-Website=http://techbase.kde.org
X-KDE-PluginInfo-EnabledByDefault=true

Debugging

To debug your Plasma ContainmentAction call

kdebugdialog --fullmode

search for "plasma" and direct kDebug's output to /tmp/whatever.txt


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