This collection of documents describes the functions, types, and constants of the Quick Look framework. The Quick Look framework currently contains a public header file (
QLGenerator.h) that declares the interface for generators. Quick Look generators are plug-ins that convert a document of an uncommon or private content type to a type that Quick Look can display. Upon request, they return thumbnail images or full-scale previews of documents. Generators are based on the CFPlugIn architecture. The two opaque types declared in
The Quick Look framework can be used to implement generator plug-ins on OS X v10.5 and later.