VMware vSphere Client Plugins Documentation
vSphere Client Plug-ins
VMware offers third-party developers and partners the ability to extend the vSphere Client with custom menu selections and toolbar icons that provide access to custom capabilities. To make your plug-in user interface look like other plug-ins provided by VMware and other vendors, use the Plug-In User Interface Guidelines
There are two methods of using the vSphere Plug-in architecture.
|Script-based||When you use the script-based method, you supply the following
When you use the vSphere Plug-in C# API, you write C# code that executes within the vSphere client process. The C# API provides classes and methods that you use to extend the vSphere Client user interface. You must provide code that supports the custom GUI extensions, including any access to the vCenter Server.
Note: This plug-in style is deprecated. In the future, the C# API will not be used by VMware products. If you plan to build a vSphere Client plug-in, please see our community for information on which style of plug-in is right for you.