Make an EZ-Builder Behavior Control


Have a fantastic idea for a new control in EZ-Builder? This is the tutorial which explains step by step how to create a behavior control plugin for EZ-Builder. This tutorial will help you create an example behavior control plugin with two buttons which move a servo to get you started.

The rest of the steps in this tutorial are resources for the EZ-Builder framework to provide examples of accessing software features. If you have any questions, please ask in the comments below.


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In this tutorial, we will cover the following steps...

1) Download and install the latest EZ-Builder
2) Download and install Visual Studio
3) Create a new behavior control instance on in the shortcuts menu
4) Create a new .Net 4.6.1 Class project
5) Add references to EZ-Builder.exe and EZ_B.dll to your project
6) Specify the new references do not copy files when compiling
7) Add a new Windows Form to the project
8) Modify the Windows Form class to inherit EZ-Builder’s plugin template
9) Add EZ-Builder’s plugin override methods for setting/getting configuration and control messaging framework
10) Download the Plugin.xml template from your behavior control instance from and paste into your project. Set the Plugin.xml to copy when compiling
11) Edit the Plugin.xml to ensure it has the friendly name, description, dll filename, version and GUID of your plugin
12) In Visual Studio project options, specify the compiled output folder of your project to the EZ-Builder plugin folder which is named of the GUID
13) Make your behavior control plugin do amazing stuff and share with the community!

EZ-Builder uses layers of managers, each responsible for the overall user experience. Throughout this tutorial, managers will be referenced. This diagram demonstrates the manager hierarchy.

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I am trying to follow the instructions for adding my own plugin but I cannot seem to find the place to register the plugin based on the instructions.

Any help is appreciated.

#8   — Edited
The new button to create a plugin behavior control is less than an inch below the button you pressed to create this question. :)

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Thanks for the quick response.

This what happens when you are working on robotics when its way past your bed time.

You miss the obvious
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Sorry but can I ask you something why I didn't see the EZ-Builder library when I added visual studio even though I set up the C ++. DLL library and there's another way to execute it and send / receive console in out but I don't know how to do it with EZ_builder?
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Please follow the tutorial. It’s impossible to know why you’re plug-in isn’t showing up without asking you if you followed each step of the tutorial:)