THYModuleManager

Overview

The THYModuleManager class is a class that centralizes module management in the Hydra host appliations. This class allows to load plugin modules, create plugin instances and manage custom interfaces. For more information about Hydra host application please refer to this article.

Note: this class is mainly designed for using with VCL-based visual plugins.

Host and plugins have to build with the same version of Delphi and with run-time packages if the LoadModule/LoadModules/LoadVCLModule methods are used.

Use Cases

Every VCL host application should have at least one instance of the THYModuleManager class which is used to control all plugin modules, for example:

var
  i: integer;
begin
  ModuleManager.LoadModules('*.dll', false);
  for i := 0 to ModuleManager.ModulesCount - 1 do
    ModuleList.Items.Add(ExtractFileName(ModuleManager.Modules[i].FileName));

  ModuleManager.CreateNonVisualPlugin('Monitor', MonitorInstance);
  MonitorInstance.Start;
end;

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AutoLoad    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Gets or sets value that indicates whether module manager will automaticaly load plugin modules from ModulesToLoad list.

property AutoLoad: Boolean read write

AutoLoading    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Gets value that indicates whether module manager performing auto-load operation at the moment.

property AutoLoading: Boolean read write

CreateInstance (string, IInterface)  override

Creates a new instance of the plugin with specified name.

procedure CreateInstance(const aPluginName: string; out anInstance: IInterface)

Parameters:

  • aPluginName: Name of the plugin instance.
  • anInstance: Pointer to the new instance of the plugin.

CreateInstance (string): IInterface  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Creates a new instance of the plugin with specified name.

function CreateInstance(const PluginName: string): IInterface

Parameters:

  • PluginName: Name of the plugin instance.

CreateInstance (string, IInterface)  overload virtual abstract    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Creates a new instance of the plugin with specified name.

procedure CreateInstance(const PluginName: string; out anInstance: IInterface)

Parameters:

  • PluginName: Name of the plugin instance.
  • anInstance: Pointer to the new instance of the plugin.

CreateManagedPlugin

Creates a new instance of the managed plugin with specified name. Deprecated.

procedure CreateManagedPlugin(const aPluginName: string; out anInstance: OleVariant)

Parameters:

  • aPluginName: Name of the plugin instance.
  • anInstance: Pointer to the new instance of the plugin.

CreateNonVisualPlugin

Creates a new instance of the non-visual plugin with specified name. This method will automatically case new instance to a IHYVCLNonVisualPlugin.

procedure CreateNonVisualPlugin(const aPluginName: string; out anInstance: IHYVCLNonVisualPlugin)

Parameters:

  • aPluginName: Name of the plugin instance.
  • anInstance: Pointer to the new instance of the plugin.

CreateVisualPlugin

Creates a new instance of the visual plugin with specified name. This method will automatically case new instance to a IHYVCLVisualPlugin.

procedure CreateVisualPlugin(const aPluginName: string; out anInstance: IHYVCLVisualPlugin; aParentControl: TWinControl)

Parameters:

  • aPluginName: Name of the plugin instance.
  • anInstance: Pointer to the new instance of the plugin.
  • aParentControl: Control that wil lbe used to display plugin content. Can be nil.

CreateWrapper  protected override

Creates a new instance of the Delphi plugin wrapper from cross-paltform plugin instance.

function CreateWrapper(aPlugin: IDispatch; aDescriptor: THYPluginDescriptor): IInterface

Parameters:

  • aPlugin: Cross-platform plugin instance
  • aDescriptor: Plugin descriptor

CustomImplementer    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Gets or sets reference to a object that will receive QueryInterface calls if module manager unable to process them.

property CustomImplementer: IInterface read write

EnforceActionsSecurity (TActionList)  overload

Checks privilages of each action in the specified action list and changes actions state.

procedure EnforceActionsSecurity(const anActionList: TActionList)

Parameters:

  • anActionList: Reference to the action list that holds THYHydraAction items.

EnforceActionsSecurity (IHYVCLPlugin)  overload

Checks privilages of each action in the specified plugin and changes actions state.

procedure EnforceActionsSecurity(const aPlugin: IHYVCLPlugin)

Parameters:

  • aPlugin:

EnforceSecurity    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Gets or sets value that indicates whether module manager will perform security checks when it creates a new instance of the plugin.

property EnforceSecurity: Boolean read write

Factories  protected

Receives message from a plugin instance and triggers OnPluginMessage event handler. Deprecated.

property Factories[Index: Integer]: THYBasePluginFactory read write

FactoryByName  protected

Searches for a plugin factory with given name. If factory can not be found throws EHYException.

function FactoryByName(const aPluginName: string): THYBasePluginFactory

Parameters:

  • aPluginName: Name of the plugin factory.

FactoryCount  protected

Gets number of factories.

property FactoryCount: Integer read write

FindFactory  protected

Searches for a plugin factory with given name. If factory can not be found returns nil.

function FindFactory(const aPluginName: string): THYBasePluginFactory

Parameters:

  • aPluginName: Name of the plugin factory.

FindModule (string): THYBaseModule    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Searches for a plugin module with given name. If module can not be found returns nil.

function FindModule(const aFileName: string): THYBaseModule

Parameters:

  • aFileName: Path to the plugin module file.

FindModule (string): THYModule  reintroduce

Searches for a plugin module with given name. If module can not be found returns nil.

function FindModule(const aFileName: string): THYModule

Parameters:

  • aFileName:

FindPluginDescriptor

Searches for a plugin descriptor with given name. If descriptor can not be found returns nil.

function FindPluginDescriptor(const aPluginName: string): THYPluginDescriptor

Parameters:

  • aPluginName: Name of the plugin.

FMXModuleCreator  protected override

function FMXModuleCreator(const aFileName: string; const aDefaultDomain: THYClrDomain): THYBaseModule

Parameters:

  • aFileName:
  • aDefaultDomain:

GetForm  protected

Returns reference to a parent form.

function GetForm: TForm

GetHostParameters  protected

Returns a list of host-defined parameters.

function GetHostParameters: TStrings

GetModuleFileNames    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Seaches for files with specified search pattern and fills aList with file names.

function GetModuleFileNames(aList: TStrings; const aSearchPath: string): Integer

Parameters:

  • aList: List that will be filled with file names.
  • aSearchPath: Search pattern. For example *.dll.

HasPrivilege  virtual    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Checks whether specified privilages is supported by this application. This method will use associated UserProfile or (if its not available) will trigger a OnPrivilageCheck event.

function HasPrivilege(const aPrivilege: string): Boolean

Parameters:

  • aPrivilege: User defined privilage.

HostParameters

Gets or sets the list of host-defined parameters.

property HostParameters: TStrings read write

InstanceCount

Gets number of plugin instance that was created by module manager.

property InstanceCount: Integer read write

Instances

Gets a reference to a plugin instance with specified index.

property Instances[Index: Integer]: IHYVCLPlugin read write

JavaModuleCreator  protected override

function JavaModuleCreator(const aFileName: string; const aDefaultDomain: THYClrDomain): THYBaseModule

Parameters:

  • aFileName:
  • aDefaultDomain:

LoadJavaModule    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads Java module

function LoadJavaModule(const aFileName: string): Integer

Parameters:

  • aFileName: Path to the plugin module.

LoadManagedModule (string, THYClrDomain): Integer  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads managed module

function LoadManagedModule(const aFileName: string; const aDefaultDomain: THYClrDomain): Integer

Parameters:

  • aFileName: Path to the plugin module.
  • aDefaultDomain: Defines default domain.

LoadManagedModule (string, Boolean): Integer  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads managed module

function LoadManagedModule(const aFileName: string; const InNewAppDomain: Boolean): Integer

Parameters:

  • aFileName: Path to the plugin module.
  • InNewAppDomain: Defines whether plugin module will be loaded in a separate AppDomain.

LoadModule (string, THYClrDomain): Integer  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads a plugin module with specified path, type of the plugin will be detected automatically.

function LoadModule(const aFileName: string; const aDefaultDomain: THYClrDomain): Integer

Parameters:

  • aFileName: Path to the plugin module.
  • aDefaultDomain: Defines default domain. Affects only managed plugin modules.

LoadModule (string, Boolean): Integer  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads a plugin module with specified path, type of the plugin will be detected automatically.

function LoadModule(const aFileName: string; const InNewAppDomain: Boolean): Integer

Parameters:

  • aFileName: Path to the plugin module.
  • InNewAppDomain: Defines whether plugin module will be loaded in a separate AppDomain. Affects only managed plugin modules.

LoadModules (THYClrDomain)  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads all plugin modules from the ModulesToLoad list, type of the plugins will be detected automatically.

procedure LoadModules(const aDefaultDomain: THYClrDomain)

Parameters:

  • aDefaultDomain: Defines default domain. Affects only managed plugin modules.

LoadModules (array of string, THYClrDomain)  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads all plugin modules from the ModulesToLoad list, type of the plugins will be detected automatically.

procedure LoadModules(const aFileNames: array of string; const aDefaultDomain: THYClrDomain)

Parameters:

  • aFileNames: Array of strings that holds file pathes.
  • aDefaultDomain: Defines default domain. Affects only managed plugin modules.

LoadModules (array of string, Boolean)  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads all plugin modules that fits into specified search pattern, type of the plugins will be detected automatically.

procedure LoadModules(const aFileNames: array of string; const InNewAppDomain: Boolean)

Parameters:

  • aFileNames: Search pattern. For example *.dll.
  • InNewAppDomain: Defines whether plugin module will be loaded in a separate AppDomain. Affects only managed plugin modules.

LoadModules (TStrings, THYClrDomain)  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads all plugin modules from the ModulesToLoad list, type of the plugins will be detected automatically.

procedure LoadModules(const aFileNames: TStrings; const aDefaultDomain: THYClrDomain)

Parameters:

  • aFileNames: List of strings that holds file pathes.
  • aDefaultDomain: Defines default domain. Affects only managed plugin modules.

LoadModules (TStrings, Boolean)  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads all plugin modules that fits into specified search pattern, type of the plugins will be detected automatically.

procedure LoadModules(const aFileNames: TStrings; const InNewAppDomain: Boolean)

Parameters:

  • aFileNames: Search pattern. For example *.dll.
  • InNewAppDomain: Defines whether plugin module will be loaded in a separate AppDomain. Affects only managed plugin modules.

LoadModules (string, THYClrDomain): Integer  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads all plugin modules from the ModulesToLoad list, type of the plugins will be detected automatically.

function LoadModules(const aSearchPath: string; const aDefaultDomain: THYClrDomain): Integer

Parameters:

  • aSearchPath: Search pattern. For example *.dll.
  • aDefaultDomain: Defines default domain. Affects only managed plugin modules.

LoadModules (string, Boolean): Integer  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads all plugin modules that fits into specified search pattern, type of the plugins will be detected automatically.

function LoadModules(const aSearchPath: string; const InNewAppDomain: Boolean): Integer

Parameters:

  • aSearchPath: Search pattern. For example *.dll.
  • InNewAppDomain: Defines whether plugin module will be loaded in a separate AppDomain. Affects only managed plugin modules.

LoadModules (Boolean)  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads all plugin modules that fits into specified search pattern, type of the plugins will be detected automatically.

procedure LoadModules(const InNewAppDomain: Boolean)

Parameters:

  • InNewAppDomain: Defines whether plugin module will be loaded in a separate AppDomain. Affects only managed plugin modules.

LoadSilverlightModule    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads Silverlight module

function LoadSilverlightModule(const aFileName: string): Integer

Parameters:

  • aFileName: Path to the plugin module.

LoadUnmanagedCrossPlatformModule    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads unmanaged crossplatform module

function LoadUnmanagedCrossPlatformModule(const aFileName: string): Integer

Parameters:

  • aFileName: Path to the plugin module.

LoadUnmanagedModule    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads unmanaged module

function LoadUnmanagedModule(const aFileName: string): Integer

Parameters:

  • aFileName: Path to the plugin module.

LoadVCLModule

Loads a Delphi VCL plugin or unmanaged cross-platform plugin module with specified path.

function LoadVCLModule(const aFileName: string): Integer

Parameters:

  • aFileName: Path to the plugin module.

ManagedModuleCreator  protected override

function ManagedModuleCreator(const aFileName: string; const aDefaultDomain: THYClrDomain): THYBaseModule

Parameters:

  • aFileName:
  • aDefaultDomain:

MenuController

Gets or sets reference to the associated menu controller.

property MenuController: THYBaseMenuController read write

ModuleByFileName (string): THYBaseModule    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Searches for a plugin module with given file name. If module can not be found throws EHYException.

function ModuleByFileName(const aFileName: string): THYBaseModule

Parameters:

  • aFileName: File name of the plugin module.

ModuleByFileName (string): THYModule  reintroduce

Searches for a plugin module with given file name. If module can not be found throws EHYException.

function ModuleByFileName(const aFileName: string): THYModule

Parameters:

  • aFileName:

ModuleByName

Searches for a plugin module with given name. If module can not be found throws EHYException.

function ModuleByName(const aName: string): THYModule

Parameters:

  • aName: Name of the plugin module.

ModuleCount    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Gets number of the loaded plugin modules.

property ModuleCount: Integer read write

Modules    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads all plugin modules that fits into specified search pattern, type of the plugins will be detected automatically.

property Modules[Index: Integer]: THYBaseModule read write

Modules

Gets reference to a plugin module with specified index.

property Modules[Index: Integer]: THYModule read write

ModulesToLoad    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

List that holds pathes to plugin modules. This list can be used by AutoLoad feature or by calling LoadModules method.

property ModulesToLoad: TStrings read write

OnAfterCreateInstance

Gets or sets event handler that is fired after new plugin instance is created.

property OnAfterCreateInstance: THYAfterCreateInstanceEvent read write
delegate: procedure OnAfterCreateInstance(Sender: THYModuleManager; const aPluginName: string; const anInstance: IInterface)

OnAfterLoadModule

Gets or sets event handler that fired after plugin module was loaded.

property OnAfterLoadModule: THYLoadedModuleEvent read write
delegate: procedure OnAfterLoadModule(Sender: THYModuleManager; aModule: THYModule)

OnAfterUnloadModule

Gets or sets event handler that fired after plugin module was unloaded.

property OnAfterUnloadModule: THYUnloadingModuleEvent read write
delegate: procedure OnAfterUnloadModule(Sender: THYModuleManager; const aFileName: string)

OnBeforeCreateInstance

Gets or sets event handler that is fired before new plugin instance is created.

property OnBeforeCreateInstance: THYBeforeCreateInstanceEvent read write
delegate: procedure OnBeforeCreateInstance(Sender: THYModuleManager; const aPluginName: string)

OnBeforeLoadModule

Gets or sets event handler that fired before plugin module is loaded.

property OnBeforeLoadModule: THYLoadingModuleEvent read write
delegate: procedure OnBeforeLoadModule(Sender: THYModuleManager; const aFileName: string; var Continue: Boolean)

OnBeforeUnloadModule

Gets or sets event handler that fired before plugin module is loaded.

property OnBeforeUnloadModule: THYLoadedModuleEvent read write
delegate: procedure OnBeforeUnloadModule(Sender: THYModuleManager; aModule: THYModule)

OnGetAutomationObject

Gets or sets event handler that fired whenever Silverlight plugin requests for an instance of an object. Plese refer to this article for more information.

property OnGetAutomationObject: THYGetAutomationObjectEvent read write
delegate: procedure OnGetAutomationObject(Sender: THYModuleManager; const ProgId: string; const Flags: THYGetAutomationObjectFlags; var Disp: IDispatch)

OnGetHostForm

Gets or sets event handler that is triggered whenever plugin requests for a host parent form.

property OnGetHostForm: THYGetHostFormEvent read write
delegate: procedure OnGetHostForm(Sender: THYModuleManager; var Form: TForm)

OnLoadModuleError

Gets or sets event handler that is triggered when error occurs while plugin module being loaded.

property OnLoadModuleError: THYLoadModuleErrorEvent read write
delegate: procedure OnLoadModuleError(Sender: THYModuleManager; anError: Exception; var RaiseException: Boolean)

OnNotifySilverlightError

Gets or sets event handler that is triggered whenever error occurs in Silverlight plugin.

property OnNotifySilverlightError: THYNotifySilverlightErrorEvent read write
delegate: procedure OnNotifySilverlightError(Sender: THYModuleManager; const Error: string; const Source: string; const Line: Integer; const Column: Integer)

OnPluginMessage

Gets or sets event handler that fired when plugin sends message to a host. Deprecated.

property OnPluginMessage: THYPluginMessageEvent read write
delegate: procedure OnPluginMessage(const Sender: IHYVCLPlugin; aMessageID: Integer; const aMessageData: Pointer)

OnPrivilegeCheck

Gets or sets event handler that fired whenever privilage check is performed.

property OnPrivilegeCheck: THYCustomPrivilegeCheckEvent read write
delegate: procedure OnPrivilegeCheck(Sender: THYModuleManager; const aPrivilege: string; var HasPrivilege: Boolean)

PluginDescriptorByName

Searches for a plugin descriptor with given name. If descriptor can not be found throws EHYException.

function PluginDescriptorByName(const aPluginName: string): THYPluginDescriptor

Parameters:

  • aPluginName: Name of the plugin descriptor.

PluginDescriptorCount

Gets number of the loaded plugin descriptors.

property PluginDescriptorCount: Integer read write

PluginDescriptors

The reference to a plugin descriptor with specified index.

property PluginDescriptors[Index: Integer]: THYPluginDescriptor read write

PluginInstanceCount

Gets the number of instances created from specified plugin module.

property PluginInstanceCount[aModule: THYModule]: Integer read write

QueryInterface  protected reintroduce stdcall    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

function QueryInterface(const IID: TGUID; out Obj: ): HResult

Parameters:

  • IID:
  • Obj:

ReleaseInstance

Releases a specififed instance of the plugin.

procedure ReleaseInstance(var anInstance: )

Parameters:

  • anInstance: Reference to a plugin instance.

ResolveInterfacesToOwner    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Gets or sets value which is used to indicate whether module manager will try to resolve interfaces from its owner or from CustomImplementer.

property ResolveInterfacesToOwner: Boolean read write

SendMessage  protected

procedure SendMessage(const Sender: IHYVCLPlugin; aMessageID: Integer; const aMessageData: Pointer)

Parameters:

  • Sender:
  • aMessageID:
  • aMessageData:

SetHostParameters  protected

Assigns specified string list to a host parameters list.

procedure SetHostParameters(Value: TStrings)

Parameters:

  • Value: Reference to a string list.

SilverlightModuleCreator  protected override

function SilverlightModuleCreator(const aFileName: string; const aDefaultDomain: THYClrDomain): THYBaseModule

Parameters:

  • aFileName:
  • aDefaultDomain:

ToolbarController

Gets or sets reference to a toolbar controller.

property ToolbarController: THYBaseToolbarController read write

TryLoadModule (string, THYClrDomain): Integer  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads a plugin module with specified path, type of the plugin will be detected automatically. If succeeds returns index of the module otherwise -1.

function TryLoadModule(const aFileName: string; const aDefaultDomain: THYClrDomain): Integer

Parameters:

  • aFileName: Path to the plugin module.
  • aDefaultDomain: Defines whether plugin module will be loaded in a separate AppDomain. Affects only managed plugin modules.

TryLoadModule (string, Boolean): Integer  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads all plugin modules that fits into specified search pattern, type of the plugins will be detected automatically.

function TryLoadModule(const aFileName: string; const InNewAppDomain: Boolean): Integer

Parameters:

  • aFileName: Search pattern. For example *.dll.
  • InNewAppDomain: Defines whether plugin module will be loaded in a separate AppDomain. Affects only managed plugin modules.

UnloadModule (THYBaseModule)  override

Unloads specific plugin module

procedure UnloadModule(aModule: THYBaseModule)

Parameters:

  • aModule: The plugin module

UnloadModule (Integer)  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads all plugin modules that fits into specified search pattern, type of the plugins will be detected automatically.

procedure UnloadModule(Index: Integer)

Parameters:

  • Index: Defines whether plugin module will be loaded in a separate AppDomain. Affects only managed plugin modules.

UnloadModule (string)  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Unloads plugin module with specified file name.

procedure UnloadModule(const aFileName: string)

Parameters:

  • aFileName: Index of the plugin module.

UnloadModules    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Unloads all plugin modules.

procedure UnloadModules

UnmanagedCrossPlatformModuleCreator  protected override

function UnmanagedCrossPlatformModuleCreator(const aFileName: string; const aDefaultDomain: THYClrDomain): THYBaseModule

Parameters:

  • aFileName:
  • aDefaultDomain:

UserProfile

Gets or sets reference to the user profile.

property UserProfile: THYUserProfile read write

VCLModuleCreator  protected override

function VCLModuleCreator(const aFileName: string; const aDefaultDomain: THYClrDomain): THYBaseModule

Parameters:

  • aFileName:
  • aDefaultDomain:

 

AutoLoad    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Gets or sets value that indicates whether module manager will automaticaly load plugin modules from ModulesToLoad list.

property AutoLoad: Boolean read write

AutoLoading    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Gets value that indicates whether module manager performing auto-load operation at the moment.

property AutoLoading: Boolean read write

CustomImplementer    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Gets or sets reference to a object that will receive QueryInterface calls if module manager unable to process them.

property CustomImplementer: IInterface read write

EnforceSecurity    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Gets or sets value that indicates whether module manager will perform security checks when it creates a new instance of the plugin.

property EnforceSecurity: Boolean read write

Factories  protected

Receives message from a plugin instance and triggers OnPluginMessage event handler. Deprecated.

property Factories[Index: Integer]: THYBasePluginFactory read write

FactoryCount  protected

Gets number of factories.

property FactoryCount: Integer read write

HostParameters

Gets or sets the list of host-defined parameters.

property HostParameters: TStrings read write

InstanceCount

Gets number of plugin instance that was created by module manager.

property InstanceCount: Integer read write

Instances

Gets a reference to a plugin instance with specified index.

property Instances[Index: Integer]: IHYVCLPlugin read write

MenuController

Gets or sets reference to the associated menu controller.

property MenuController: THYBaseMenuController read write

ModuleCount    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Gets number of the loaded plugin modules.

property ModuleCount: Integer read write

Modules    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads all plugin modules that fits into specified search pattern, type of the plugins will be detected automatically.

property Modules[Index: Integer]: THYBaseModule read write

Modules

Gets reference to a plugin module with specified index.

property Modules[Index: Integer]: THYModule read write

ModulesToLoad    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

List that holds pathes to plugin modules. This list can be used by AutoLoad feature or by calling LoadModules method.

property ModulesToLoad: TStrings read write

PluginDescriptorCount

Gets number of the loaded plugin descriptors.

property PluginDescriptorCount: Integer read write

PluginDescriptors

The reference to a plugin descriptor with specified index.

property PluginDescriptors[Index: Integer]: THYPluginDescriptor read write

PluginInstanceCount

Gets the number of instances created from specified plugin module.

property PluginInstanceCount[aModule: THYModule]: Integer read write

ResolveInterfacesToOwner    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Gets or sets value which is used to indicate whether module manager will try to resolve interfaces from its owner or from CustomImplementer.

property ResolveInterfacesToOwner: Boolean read write

ToolbarController

Gets or sets reference to a toolbar controller.

property ToolbarController: THYBaseToolbarController read write

UserProfile

Gets or sets reference to the user profile.

property UserProfile: THYUserProfile read write

 

CreateInstance (string, IInterface)  override

Creates a new instance of the plugin with specified name.

procedure CreateInstance(const aPluginName: string; out anInstance: IInterface)

Parameters:

  • aPluginName: Name of the plugin instance.
  • anInstance: Pointer to the new instance of the plugin.

CreateInstance (string): IInterface  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Creates a new instance of the plugin with specified name.

function CreateInstance(const PluginName: string): IInterface

Parameters:

  • PluginName: Name of the plugin instance.

CreateInstance (string, IInterface)  overload virtual abstract    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Creates a new instance of the plugin with specified name.

procedure CreateInstance(const PluginName: string; out anInstance: IInterface)

Parameters:

  • PluginName: Name of the plugin instance.
  • anInstance: Pointer to the new instance of the plugin.

CreateManagedPlugin

Creates a new instance of the managed plugin with specified name. Deprecated.

procedure CreateManagedPlugin(const aPluginName: string; out anInstance: OleVariant)

Parameters:

  • aPluginName: Name of the plugin instance.
  • anInstance: Pointer to the new instance of the plugin.

CreateNonVisualPlugin

Creates a new instance of the non-visual plugin with specified name. This method will automatically case new instance to a IHYVCLNonVisualPlugin.

procedure CreateNonVisualPlugin(const aPluginName: string; out anInstance: IHYVCLNonVisualPlugin)

Parameters:

  • aPluginName: Name of the plugin instance.
  • anInstance: Pointer to the new instance of the plugin.

CreateVisualPlugin

Creates a new instance of the visual plugin with specified name. This method will automatically case new instance to a IHYVCLVisualPlugin.

procedure CreateVisualPlugin(const aPluginName: string; out anInstance: IHYVCLVisualPlugin; aParentControl: TWinControl)

Parameters:

  • aPluginName: Name of the plugin instance.
  • anInstance: Pointer to the new instance of the plugin.
  • aParentControl: Control that wil lbe used to display plugin content. Can be nil.

CreateWrapper  protected override

Creates a new instance of the Delphi plugin wrapper from cross-paltform plugin instance.

function CreateWrapper(aPlugin: IDispatch; aDescriptor: THYPluginDescriptor): IInterface

Parameters:

  • aPlugin: Cross-platform plugin instance
  • aDescriptor: Plugin descriptor

EnforceActionsSecurity (TActionList)  overload

Checks privilages of each action in the specified action list and changes actions state.

procedure EnforceActionsSecurity(const anActionList: TActionList)

Parameters:

  • anActionList: Reference to the action list that holds THYHydraAction items.

EnforceActionsSecurity (IHYVCLPlugin)  overload

Checks privilages of each action in the specified plugin and changes actions state.

procedure EnforceActionsSecurity(const aPlugin: IHYVCLPlugin)

Parameters:

  • aPlugin:

FactoryByName  protected

Searches for a plugin factory with given name. If factory can not be found throws EHYException.

function FactoryByName(const aPluginName: string): THYBasePluginFactory

Parameters:

  • aPluginName: Name of the plugin factory.

FindFactory  protected

Searches for a plugin factory with given name. If factory can not be found returns nil.

function FindFactory(const aPluginName: string): THYBasePluginFactory

Parameters:

  • aPluginName: Name of the plugin factory.

FindModule (string): THYBaseModule    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Searches for a plugin module with given name. If module can not be found returns nil.

function FindModule(const aFileName: string): THYBaseModule

Parameters:

  • aFileName: Path to the plugin module file.

FindModule (string): THYModule  reintroduce

Searches for a plugin module with given name. If module can not be found returns nil.

function FindModule(const aFileName: string): THYModule

Parameters:

  • aFileName:

FindPluginDescriptor

Searches for a plugin descriptor with given name. If descriptor can not be found returns nil.

function FindPluginDescriptor(const aPluginName: string): THYPluginDescriptor

Parameters:

  • aPluginName: Name of the plugin.

FMXModuleCreator  protected override

function FMXModuleCreator(const aFileName: string; const aDefaultDomain: THYClrDomain): THYBaseModule

Parameters:

  • aFileName:
  • aDefaultDomain:

GetForm  protected

Returns reference to a parent form.

function GetForm: TForm

GetHostParameters  protected

Returns a list of host-defined parameters.

function GetHostParameters: TStrings

GetModuleFileNames    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Seaches for files with specified search pattern and fills aList with file names.

function GetModuleFileNames(aList: TStrings; const aSearchPath: string): Integer

Parameters:

  • aList: List that will be filled with file names.
  • aSearchPath: Search pattern. For example *.dll.

HasPrivilege  virtual    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Checks whether specified privilages is supported by this application. This method will use associated UserProfile or (if its not available) will trigger a OnPrivilageCheck event.

function HasPrivilege(const aPrivilege: string): Boolean

Parameters:

  • aPrivilege: User defined privilage.

JavaModuleCreator  protected override

function JavaModuleCreator(const aFileName: string; const aDefaultDomain: THYClrDomain): THYBaseModule

Parameters:

  • aFileName:
  • aDefaultDomain:

LoadJavaModule    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads Java module

function LoadJavaModule(const aFileName: string): Integer

Parameters:

  • aFileName: Path to the plugin module.

LoadManagedModule (string, THYClrDomain): Integer  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads managed module

function LoadManagedModule(const aFileName: string; const aDefaultDomain: THYClrDomain): Integer

Parameters:

  • aFileName: Path to the plugin module.
  • aDefaultDomain: Defines default domain.

LoadManagedModule (string, Boolean): Integer  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads managed module

function LoadManagedModule(const aFileName: string; const InNewAppDomain: Boolean): Integer

Parameters:

  • aFileName: Path to the plugin module.
  • InNewAppDomain: Defines whether plugin module will be loaded in a separate AppDomain.

LoadModule (string, THYClrDomain): Integer  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads a plugin module with specified path, type of the plugin will be detected automatically.

function LoadModule(const aFileName: string; const aDefaultDomain: THYClrDomain): Integer

Parameters:

  • aFileName: Path to the plugin module.
  • aDefaultDomain: Defines default domain. Affects only managed plugin modules.

LoadModule (string, Boolean): Integer  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads a plugin module with specified path, type of the plugin will be detected automatically.

function LoadModule(const aFileName: string; const InNewAppDomain: Boolean): Integer

Parameters:

  • aFileName: Path to the plugin module.
  • InNewAppDomain: Defines whether plugin module will be loaded in a separate AppDomain. Affects only managed plugin modules.

LoadModules (THYClrDomain)  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads all plugin modules from the ModulesToLoad list, type of the plugins will be detected automatically.

procedure LoadModules(const aDefaultDomain: THYClrDomain)

Parameters:

  • aDefaultDomain: Defines default domain. Affects only managed plugin modules.

LoadModules (array of string, THYClrDomain)  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads all plugin modules from the ModulesToLoad list, type of the plugins will be detected automatically.

procedure LoadModules(const aFileNames: array of string; const aDefaultDomain: THYClrDomain)

Parameters:

  • aFileNames: Array of strings that holds file pathes.
  • aDefaultDomain: Defines default domain. Affects only managed plugin modules.

LoadModules (array of string, Boolean)  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads all plugin modules that fits into specified search pattern, type of the plugins will be detected automatically.

procedure LoadModules(const aFileNames: array of string; const InNewAppDomain: Boolean)

Parameters:

  • aFileNames: Search pattern. For example *.dll.
  • InNewAppDomain: Defines whether plugin module will be loaded in a separate AppDomain. Affects only managed plugin modules.

LoadModules (TStrings, THYClrDomain)  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads all plugin modules from the ModulesToLoad list, type of the plugins will be detected automatically.

procedure LoadModules(const aFileNames: TStrings; const aDefaultDomain: THYClrDomain)

Parameters:

  • aFileNames: List of strings that holds file pathes.
  • aDefaultDomain: Defines default domain. Affects only managed plugin modules.

LoadModules (TStrings, Boolean)  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads all plugin modules that fits into specified search pattern, type of the plugins will be detected automatically.

procedure LoadModules(const aFileNames: TStrings; const InNewAppDomain: Boolean)

Parameters:

  • aFileNames: Search pattern. For example *.dll.
  • InNewAppDomain: Defines whether plugin module will be loaded in a separate AppDomain. Affects only managed plugin modules.

LoadModules (string, THYClrDomain): Integer  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads all plugin modules from the ModulesToLoad list, type of the plugins will be detected automatically.

function LoadModules(const aSearchPath: string; const aDefaultDomain: THYClrDomain): Integer

Parameters:

  • aSearchPath: Search pattern. For example *.dll.
  • aDefaultDomain: Defines default domain. Affects only managed plugin modules.

LoadModules (string, Boolean): Integer  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads all plugin modules that fits into specified search pattern, type of the plugins will be detected automatically.

function LoadModules(const aSearchPath: string; const InNewAppDomain: Boolean): Integer

Parameters:

  • aSearchPath: Search pattern. For example *.dll.
  • InNewAppDomain: Defines whether plugin module will be loaded in a separate AppDomain. Affects only managed plugin modules.

LoadModules (Boolean)  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads all plugin modules that fits into specified search pattern, type of the plugins will be detected automatically.

procedure LoadModules(const InNewAppDomain: Boolean)

Parameters:

  • InNewAppDomain: Defines whether plugin module will be loaded in a separate AppDomain. Affects only managed plugin modules.

LoadSilverlightModule    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads Silverlight module

function LoadSilverlightModule(const aFileName: string): Integer

Parameters:

  • aFileName: Path to the plugin module.

LoadUnmanagedCrossPlatformModule    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads unmanaged crossplatform module

function LoadUnmanagedCrossPlatformModule(const aFileName: string): Integer

Parameters:

  • aFileName: Path to the plugin module.

LoadUnmanagedModule    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads unmanaged module

function LoadUnmanagedModule(const aFileName: string): Integer

Parameters:

  • aFileName: Path to the plugin module.

LoadVCLModule

Loads a Delphi VCL plugin or unmanaged cross-platform plugin module with specified path.

function LoadVCLModule(const aFileName: string): Integer

Parameters:

  • aFileName: Path to the plugin module.

ManagedModuleCreator  protected override

function ManagedModuleCreator(const aFileName: string; const aDefaultDomain: THYClrDomain): THYBaseModule

Parameters:

  • aFileName:
  • aDefaultDomain:

ModuleByFileName (string): THYBaseModule    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Searches for a plugin module with given file name. If module can not be found throws EHYException.

function ModuleByFileName(const aFileName: string): THYBaseModule

Parameters:

  • aFileName: File name of the plugin module.

ModuleByFileName (string): THYModule  reintroduce

Searches for a plugin module with given file name. If module can not be found throws EHYException.

function ModuleByFileName(const aFileName: string): THYModule

Parameters:

  • aFileName:

ModuleByName

Searches for a plugin module with given name. If module can not be found throws EHYException.

function ModuleByName(const aName: string): THYModule

Parameters:

  • aName: Name of the plugin module.

PluginDescriptorByName

Searches for a plugin descriptor with given name. If descriptor can not be found throws EHYException.

function PluginDescriptorByName(const aPluginName: string): THYPluginDescriptor

Parameters:

  • aPluginName: Name of the plugin descriptor.

QueryInterface  protected reintroduce stdcall    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

function QueryInterface(const IID: TGUID; out Obj: ): HResult

Parameters:

  • IID:
  • Obj:

ReleaseInstance

Releases a specififed instance of the plugin.

procedure ReleaseInstance(var anInstance: )

Parameters:

  • anInstance: Reference to a plugin instance.

SendMessage  protected

procedure SendMessage(const Sender: IHYVCLPlugin; aMessageID: Integer; const aMessageData: Pointer)

Parameters:

  • Sender:
  • aMessageID:
  • aMessageData:

SetHostParameters  protected

Assigns specified string list to a host parameters list.

procedure SetHostParameters(Value: TStrings)

Parameters:

  • Value: Reference to a string list.

SilverlightModuleCreator  protected override

function SilverlightModuleCreator(const aFileName: string; const aDefaultDomain: THYClrDomain): THYBaseModule

Parameters:

  • aFileName:
  • aDefaultDomain:

TryLoadModule (string, THYClrDomain): Integer  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads a plugin module with specified path, type of the plugin will be detected automatically. If succeeds returns index of the module otherwise -1.

function TryLoadModule(const aFileName: string; const aDefaultDomain: THYClrDomain): Integer

Parameters:

  • aFileName: Path to the plugin module.
  • aDefaultDomain: Defines whether plugin module will be loaded in a separate AppDomain. Affects only managed plugin modules.

TryLoadModule (string, Boolean): Integer  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads all plugin modules that fits into specified search pattern, type of the plugins will be detected automatically.

function TryLoadModule(const aFileName: string; const InNewAppDomain: Boolean): Integer

Parameters:

  • aFileName: Search pattern. For example *.dll.
  • InNewAppDomain: Defines whether plugin module will be loaded in a separate AppDomain. Affects only managed plugin modules.

UnloadModule (THYBaseModule)  override

Unloads specific plugin module

procedure UnloadModule(aModule: THYBaseModule)

Parameters:

  • aModule: The plugin module

UnloadModule (Integer)  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Loads all plugin modules that fits into specified search pattern, type of the plugins will be detected automatically.

procedure UnloadModule(Index: Integer)

Parameters:

  • Index: Defines whether plugin module will be loaded in a separate AppDomain. Affects only managed plugin modules.

UnloadModule (string)  overload    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Unloads plugin module with specified file name.

procedure UnloadModule(const aFileName: string)

Parameters:

  • aFileName: Index of the plugin module.

UnloadModules    (declared in THYBaseModuleManager)

Unloads all plugin modules.

procedure UnloadModules

UnmanagedCrossPlatformModuleCreator  protected override

function UnmanagedCrossPlatformModuleCreator(const aFileName: string; const aDefaultDomain: THYClrDomain): THYBaseModule

Parameters:

  • aFileName:
  • aDefaultDomain:

VCLModuleCreator  protected override

function VCLModuleCreator(const aFileName: string; const aDefaultDomain: THYClrDomain): THYBaseModule

Parameters:

  • aFileName:
  • aDefaultDomain:

 

OnAfterCreateInstance

Gets or sets event handler that is fired after new plugin instance is created.

property OnAfterCreateInstance: THYAfterCreateInstanceEvent read write
delegate: procedure OnAfterCreateInstance(Sender: THYModuleManager; const aPluginName: string; const anInstance: IInterface)

OnAfterLoadModule

Gets or sets event handler that fired after plugin module was loaded.

property OnAfterLoadModule: THYLoadedModuleEvent read write
delegate: procedure OnAfterLoadModule(Sender: THYModuleManager; aModule: THYModule)

OnAfterUnloadModule

Gets or sets event handler that fired after plugin module was unloaded.

property OnAfterUnloadModule: THYUnloadingModuleEvent read write
delegate: procedure OnAfterUnloadModule(Sender: THYModuleManager; const aFileName: string)

OnBeforeCreateInstance

Gets or sets event handler that is fired before new plugin instance is created.

property OnBeforeCreateInstance: THYBeforeCreateInstanceEvent read write
delegate: procedure OnBeforeCreateInstance(Sender: THYModuleManager; const aPluginName: string)

OnBeforeLoadModule

Gets or sets event handler that fired before plugin module is loaded.

property OnBeforeLoadModule: THYLoadingModuleEvent read write
delegate: procedure OnBeforeLoadModule(Sender: THYModuleManager; const aFileName: string; var Continue: Boolean)

OnBeforeUnloadModule

Gets or sets event handler that fired before plugin module is loaded.

property OnBeforeUnloadModule: THYLoadedModuleEvent read write
delegate: procedure OnBeforeUnloadModule(Sender: THYModuleManager; aModule: THYModule)

OnGetAutomationObject

Gets or sets event handler that fired whenever Silverlight plugin requests for an instance of an object. Plese refer to this article for more information.

property OnGetAutomationObject: THYGetAutomationObjectEvent read write
delegate: procedure OnGetAutomationObject(Sender: THYModuleManager; const ProgId: string; const Flags: THYGetAutomationObjectFlags; var Disp: IDispatch)

OnGetHostForm

Gets or sets event handler that is triggered whenever plugin requests for a host parent form.

property OnGetHostForm: THYGetHostFormEvent read write
delegate: procedure OnGetHostForm(Sender: THYModuleManager; var Form: TForm)

OnLoadModuleError

Gets or sets event handler that is triggered when error occurs while plugin module being loaded.

property OnLoadModuleError: THYLoadModuleErrorEvent read write
delegate: procedure OnLoadModuleError(Sender: THYModuleManager; anError: Exception; var RaiseException: Boolean)

OnNotifySilverlightError

Gets or sets event handler that is triggered whenever error occurs in Silverlight plugin.

property OnNotifySilverlightError: THYNotifySilverlightErrorEvent read write
delegate: procedure OnNotifySilverlightError(Sender: THYModuleManager; const Error: string; const Source: string; const Line: Integer; const Column: Integer)

OnPluginMessage

Gets or sets event handler that fired when plugin sends message to a host. Deprecated.

property OnPluginMessage: THYPluginMessageEvent read write
delegate: procedure OnPluginMessage(const Sender: IHYVCLPlugin; aMessageID: Integer; const aMessageData: Pointer)

OnPrivilegeCheck

Gets or sets event handler that fired whenever privilage check is performed.

property OnPrivilegeCheck: THYCustomPrivilegeCheckEvent read write
delegate: procedure OnPrivilegeCheck(Sender: THYModuleManager; const aPrivilege: string; var HasPrivilege: Boolean)