For the beginners who just started Liferay development they might have many questions how to develop a hook. This article explain the details about it. Before starting the hook development you should have clear understanding of Liferay Hook concept. Hooks can be of many types. But the the steps of developing Hooks are the same.
If you are new to Hook please go through the below article before starting the development.
Using Command Prompt:
This is the simplest way to develop a hook. Before starting you should ensure the below things
i) From your command prompt run ant -version. If you don't get any result you have to install Ant first. In this article we are not going to discuss about Ant.
ii) You should have Pulgin SDK as well as Liferay tomcat bundle set up.
iii) In plugin SDK there should be a proper build.your_user_name.properties file .
Now follow the two steps:
Step 1: Navigate to your Plugin SDK hook folder in command prompt. In my case its \liferay6.2-setup\liferay-plugins-sdk-6.2\hooks
Step 2: Say we want to create a hook with name sample. Then run the command
create sample sample
Your basic hook is ready. The above command will create a directory sample-hook inside your hook directory of the Plugin SDK.
Why two parameters?
You might have observed that there are two parameters in the create command. Is that necessary? Yes we must provide two parameters. The first parameter is the hook id. A folder will be created on hook id. The second parameter is display name of the hook. If the display name contain blank spaces then use it quotation marks. For example
create login "my login"
In this case we have space in display name. That's the reason its enclosed with double quote. Never use space in the first parameter (that's hook id). For example
create "my sample login" "my login"
The above command may generate your hook but you may have some issues with empty spaces in directory name (my sample login). Use connecting characters like
create "my-sample-login" "my login"
Is it necessary to provide same name for the two parameters? No
Liferay Hook by Eclipse & Liferay IDE:
We can do the same whatever we have done above by Liferay IDE. Liferay IDE is nothing but eclipse plugin. If you don't have this plugin installed in your eclipse then I advice you to install it. Liferay IDE can be installed from eclipse market place. In my machine I have below Liferay IDE installed
Once you installed Liferay IDE plugin you must have to configure your plugin SDK and Liferay tomcat bundle in eclipse. After configuration you are ready to create hook by it. Follow the below steps
Step 1: In eclipse navigate File --> New --> Liferay Plugin Project or File --> New --> Others -->Liferay --> Liferay Plugin Project
Step 2: You will get one window and fill it as below. Then click Finish.
Summary: In this article we have demonstrated only how to create folder structure for a hook. There are many types of hooks. These are not explained here. However to create any type of hook you must have to follow the same process which is mentioned here. How to create different types of hooks will be explained in future post.
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