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Plugin for Xcode! You can add your plugin to this panel and you should not care about ui in Xcode! It looks like left panel(tree of files, breakpoints etc). Xcode 6+ only.

Example of use

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Build this plugin, then the plugin will automatically be installed in ~/Library/Application Support/Developer/Shared/Xcode/Plug-ins.
Relaunch Xcode and PluginPanel will make your life easier.


  1. Install this plugin to Xcode.
  2. Move PluginPanelClient folder to your plugin Xcode project.
  3. Start observe PluginPanelDidLoadedWindowNotification notification when init is called in your plugin
  4. Create your main NSViewController
  5. Set image and your view controller to DVTChoice
  6. Call PluginPanelAddPlugin function with DVTChoice object and window from notification (notification.userInfo[PluginPanelWindowNotificationKey])
  7. Build your plugin and see result!

Please, see example (panelDidLoadNote method for creation DVTChoice)

Example usage:

 + (void)pluginDidLoad:(NSBundle *)plugin {
     static id sharedPlugin = nil;
     static dispatch_once_t onceToken;
     dispatch_once(&onceToken, ^{
         sharedPlugin = [[self alloc] init];

 - (id)init {
     if (self = [super init]) {
         [[NSNotificationCenter defaultCenter] addObserver:self selector:@selector(panelDidLoadNote:) name:PluginPanelDidLoadedWindowNotification object:nil];
     return self;

- (void)panelDidLoadNote:(NSNotification *)note {
    static NSImage *image = nil;
    if (!image) {
         image  = [[NSImage alloc] initWithContentsOfFile:[[NSBundle bundleForClass:[self class]] pathForImageResource:@"plugin_icon"]];
     TPViewController *c = [[TPViewController alloc] initWithNibName:@"TPView" bundle:[NSBundle bundleForClass:self.class]];
     c.mainWindow = [note.userInfo objectForKey:PluginPanelWindowNotificationKey];
     DVTChoice *choice = [[NSClassFromString(@"DVTChoice") alloc] initWithTitle:@"Time" toolTip:@"Time management plugin" image:image representedObject:c];
     PluginPanelAddPlugin(choice, [[note userInfo] objectForKey:PluginPanelWindowNotificationKey]);


TimePlugin is released under the MIT License, see LICENSE.txt.