Enable drag and drop of xdx plugin file onto XD to install or update it


#1

Enable drag and drop of xdx plugin file onto XD to install or update that plugin.

Use Case
If you are a developer and send your plugin to others to test it would help to install new versions by dragging and dropping the new version onto XD to install the new plugin.


#2

Hi @Velara,

are you on Windows? I’m on Mac and drag&drop works.


#3

@Velara On windows you can reach the plugins folder from XD by going to

Plugins->Development->Show Developer Folder

This is the folder where only plugins in development should be in. But if you go up the folder tree to

LocalState->plugins

here you can copy paste or drag and drop a folder of the plugin you might try.


#4

I can drag and drop onto the icon in the Dock and that works (great!) but when dragging and dropping onto the application window with or without a project open does not seem to work.


#5

I don’t know how Windows works. I presume there is an application window even with no open document, right?
On Mac is different: without any open document we have the Home screen or nothing, so we can drag an xdx onto the dock icon only.


#6

In windows I do this, Rigth click and open with: AdobeXD or AdobeXd Prerelease and it will install it.