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Development/Tutorials/Plasma/DataEngines


Writing a Service
Tutorial Series   Plasma Tutorial
Previous   C++, Qt, KDE development environment
What's Next  
Further Reading   DataEngine API, CMake Tutorials, Writing a Plasmoid (Tutorial), Writing a Data Engine (Tutorial)

Abstract

cover services, .operations file, .operations dtd spec, perhaps make a service like the pastebin one or something. idk, something easy.

http://www.kde.org/standards/kcfg/1.0/kcfg.xsd

also mention how a service can access the dataengine via it's pointer(I think that's in public api), if it really really needs to(e.g. plasma-kdm can't live without that)

The Plasma Engine Explorer

A very useful tool for anyone writing services is the Plasma engine explorer. You can use it to see test services by launching them by running

plasmaengineexplorer
</code>

If the service you want to test is associated to a source, you can access a dialog to launch the service and set its parameters by using the contextual menu of the source and selecting "Get associated service"

[[Image:Plasma-engine-explorer-task-service.png]]


==The Code==

This tutorial will cover adding a service associated with a source into an existing data engine.

===The Description of the Service and its parameters===

====Writing an Operations File====

===The Main Code===

====Responding to Request for the Service Associated to a Source====

====Writing the Code Executing the Action of the Service====

====Building it====

==Testing==