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architecting a user interface

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Hi,

This is an architecting question. I have a GUI that has a few tabs. Each tab represents a different processing module. Some third parties want to add their own tabs to my interface. I was hoping to give them the responsibility of creating the interface for the tab.

Is it possible to scan a directory for some type of dll's that contain 'tab modules'. Then I could add a tab for each tab module I find in the directory. The code for handling the user interface of that particular tab could be written inside the dll itself.

This is the general approach I thought could make sense, any other ideas?

Thanks
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General direction: this technology is called plugin. There are number of plugin examples and ready-to-use solutions, you can learn them and develop your own plugin protocol.

http://www.codeproject.com/dll/plugin.asp
http://www.codeproject.com/library/piarchitecture.asp
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Without questioner's response, I think my answer is OK.
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