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Standalone .NET vs Add-in...

Question asked by Christina Seay on Sep 20, 2011
Latest reply on Sep 21, 2011 by Jim Sculley

So far, all I've really worked on was stand-alone .NET applications that use the EPDM reference dll to perform actions in EPDM.


I'm working on something right now where I want it to be easy for a user to kick-off my application from the vault from a specific file... I don't want the user to have to do a 'browse for file' inside the program.  I want to pick up the selected file in the vault and get the file information that way.  My problem so far is that this only seems to be possible using Add-ins launched from right-click menus, data card buttons, or toolbar buttons.


So I guess my question is:  Is an add-in the only way to do it or can a stand-alone application tell what file the user has selected in the vault?


If I use an add-in, is it true that a user has to reboot their machine to pick up changes I make to it?