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Plugins

Plugins can extend the functionality of SoCo.

Creating a Plugin

To write a plugin, simply extend the class soco.plugins.SoCoPlugin. The __init__ method of the plugin should accept an SoCo instance as the first positional argument, which it should pass to its super constructor.

The class soco.plugins.example.ExamplePlugin contains an example plugin implementation.

Using a Plugin

To use a plugin, it can be loaded and instantiated directly.

# create a plugin by normal instantiation
from soco.plugins.example import ExamplePlugin

# create a new plugin, pass the soco instance to it
myplugin = ExamplePlugin(soco, 'a user')

# do something with your plugin
print 'Testing', myplugin.name
myplugin.music_plugin_stop()

Alternatively a plugin can also be loaded by its name using SoCoPlugin.from_name().

# get a plugin by name (eg from a config file)
myplugin = SoCoPlugin.from_name('soco.plugins.example.ExamplePlugin',
                                soco, 'some user')

# do something with your plugin
print 'Testing', myplugin.name
myplugin.music_plugin_play()

The SoCoPlugin class

.. autoclass:: soco.plugins.SoCoPlugin
   :members:
   :noindex: