NSDockTilePlugIn protocol defines the methods implemented by plug-ins that allow an application’s Dock tile to be customized while the application is not running.
Customizing an application’s Dock tile when the application itself is not running requires that you write a plug-in. The plug-in’s principal class must implement the
The name of the plugin is indicated by a
NSDockTilePlugIn key in the application's Info.plist file.
The plugin is loaded in a system process at login time or when the application tile is added to the Dock. When the plugin is loaded, the principal class' implementation of
setDockTile: is invoked, passing an
NSDockTile for the plug-in to customize. If the principal class implements
dockMenu it is invoked whenever the user causes the application's dock menu to be shown. When the dock tile is no longer valid (for example,. the application has been removed from the dock) -
setDockTile: is invoked with
Invoked when the plug-in is first loaded and when the application is removed from the Dock.
- (void)setDockTile:(NSDockTile *)
The dock tile associated with the application, or
nilif the application has been removed from the Dock.
The plugin is loaded in a system process at login time or when the application tile is added to the Dock.
The principal class of the plug-in must implement the
Available in OS X v10.6 and later.