Including XD examples with your plugin

#1

Is anyone including XD example projects with their plugin (in their plugin directory)? If so is there a way to open them in XD cross platform?

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#2

@Velara there is currently no plugin API to open an XD document yet

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#3

I’d also love to hear who is distributing sample XD projects, and how you’re doing it!

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#4

For me, I’m creating a set of examples that show the different features in my plugin and for two reasons:

  1. Giving them a working example that a user can start from
  2. Testing features. “Feature X is not working? Can you test feature X works in the provided Feature X example?”

There have been a few plugins that I’ve tried out I wasn’t sure how to use. Having a project that has before and after art boards or art boards setup ready to have a plugin run might help the visual learners out there.

Example:
A Stock Photo Filler plugin would have two artboards:

Something like Photo Filler is self explanatory but there are other plugins like Vector Selection Reducer or Raster Blaster that don’t get the idea across from the description. :slight_smile:

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#5

Can XD open cloud documents automatically?

#6

Unfortunately, regardless of where your doc is located (cloud vs local), XD has no public api for devs to use to open the document. However, I agree that the use cases you mentioned there are totally valid. In fact, opening an XD file programmatically is one of the features we hear a lot these days. We will discuss this internally. Thanks for your suggestion!

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