The Extension Wizard modules provides a graphical interface within Slicer to aid in the creation of Slicer extensions.
Panels and their use
Create Extension: Create a new extension from a specified template, given a name and destination. The newly created template is automatically selected for editing.
Select Extension: Choose an existing extension to edit. If the extension provides scripted modules that are not already loaded, an option to load such modules is provided.
Name: The name of the currently selected extension.
Location: The location (on disk) of the currently selected extension.
Repository: If available, the upstream URL of the repository hosting the extension.
Contents: A tree view showing the file contents of the currently selected extension.
Add Module to Extension: Create a new module from a specified template, given a name, and add it to the selected extension.
Edit Extension Metadata: Edit metadata associated with the extension (such as the name, contributors, etc.).
The Extension Wizard module provides a settings page, which is accessible via the Application Settings.
Built-in template path: If found, displays the location of the built-in templates.
Additional template paths: A list of additional locations containing categorized templates.
Additional template paths for <category>: A list of additional locations containing templates for a particular category (e.g. extensions, modules).
A “template” is a directory containing a collection of files which comprise that template. Additional paths should point to directories which contain such template directories, not the directory of the template itself. A categorized template directory should have directories for one or more categories, which in turn contain templates.
The built-in templates provide an example of the correct layout for a categorized template directory. (Each category directory is in turn an example of a template collection for that category.)
Matthew Woehlke (Kitware)
Jean-Christophe Fillion-Robin (Kitware)
This work is part of the National Alliance for Medical Image Computing (NA-MIC), funded by the National Institutes of Health through the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research, Grant U54 EB005149. Information on NA-MIC can be obtained from the NA-MIC website.