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//
// C++ Interface: BasePlugin
//
// Description:
//
//
// Author: Jan Moebius <jan_moebius@web.de>, (C) 2007
//

#ifndef TOOLBOXINTERFACE_HH
#define TOOLBOXINTERFACE_HH

 #include <QtGui>
 #include <QMenuBar>
 #include <QStringList>
 #include <OpenFlipper/common/Types.hh>

 /**
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  * \brief Plugins can add its own toolbox to the main widget's toolbox area by using this interface.
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  *
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  * This Interface should be used by plugins which will provide a toolbox widget.
  * Each Plugin can create own Widgets in the Toolbox area as long as they use the returned widget as their parent.
  * ToolboxInterface::initializeToolbox(QWidget*& _widget). You can create extra Signals and slots in your Plugin.
  * These can be connected between your toolbox and your plugin. Signals and slots across plugins are currently
  * not available but may be possible via an internal message system later.\n
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  *
  * See our tutorials \ref ex2 and \ref ex3 for an example of to add custom toolboxes to
  * OpenFlipper.
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  */
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class ToolboxInterface {

   private slots :

   public :

      /// Destructor
      virtual ~ToolboxInterface() {};

    signals :
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      /** \brief Add a toolbox widget to the gui with the given name
       *
       * This signal adds a toolbox widget to the toolbar on the right.
       */
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      virtual void addToolbox( QString /* _name */ , QWidget* /*_widget*/ ) {};
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};

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Q_DECLARE_INTERFACE(ToolboxInterface,"OpenFlipper.ToolboxInterface/1.1")
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#endif // TOOLBOXINTERFACE_HH