Command Reference : Add-ins : Managing Add-ins
Managing Add-ins
Registered Add-ins
Default Add-ins Directory
EViews offers a complete system for managing your Add-ins. To bring up the management dialog, you should select Add-ins/Manage Add-ins... from the main EViews menu:
The management dialog is divided into two sections:
The Registered Add-ins section is where you will perform most of the tasks of managing your Add-ins (add, delete, edit, update, and reorder Add-in definitions, and view the documentation file).
The Default Add-ins directory section allows you to set the default directory for your Add-ins.
Registered Add-ins
The top portion of the dialog shows settings for currently installed Add-ins, with each line devoted to an Add-in.
By default, all of the installed Add-ins will be displayed. You may use the Add-in-type drop-down menu to filter the list, showing for example only global or only equation-specific Add-ins.
The File name column shows the name (and possibly location) of the Add-in program, and the Type column indicates whether the Add-in is global or object-specific. The Proc column shows the command keyword associated with the Add-in (if any), while the Menu Text column shows the text used in the user-defined menu entries. The Version column show the version number of the Add-in.
You may use the buttons and arrows on the right-hand side of the dialog to manage your Add-ins:
To add a new Add-in to the list, simply click on the Add button to display the Add/Edit Program dialog. The Add/Edit Program dialog is described in detail in “Registering an Add-in”.
To delete an Add-in, simply click on the name in the Add-ins management dialog and press the Remove button.
The order in which your Add-ins appear in the menus may be controlled using the up and down arrows. If you have many Add-ins, putting the most frequently used Add-ins first in the list may simplify menu access (see “Menu Congestion”). In addition, the order in which Add-ins appear can have important consequences in the event that Add-ins duplicate command names (see “Command Masking”).
To edit the settings of an existing Add-in, select it from the list and chick on the Edit button to display the Add/Edit Program dialog. The Add/Edit Program dialog is described in detail in “Registering an Add-in”.
To examine the documentation file associated with an Add-in, click on the name and press the Docs button.
To check whether the Add-in has an updated version available, and to install the update if available, click on the Update button.
Note you may select multiple Add-ins at the same time and click on the Remove or Update buttons to perform the specified operation. You may also right click anywhere on the list of Add-ins and select Update All to check for updates on all of your Add-ins.
After modifying the desired settings, click on OK to accept any changes.
Default Add-ins Directory
The bottom portion of the Add-ins dialog shows the current default Add-ins directory. The default directory is where an Add-in will search for supplementary files if explicit directory locations are not provided. To change the default directory, click on the button on the right and navigate to the desired directory, or simply enter the desired folder name. Click on OK to accept the settings.