Introduction to Dashboard Reference
Who Should Read This Document?
Dashboard Reference is for any widget creator looking for detailed information about the various interfaces available to widgets.
Organization of This Document
This document contains the following chapters:
“Regions” describes the use of regions within your widget. Regions allow you to specify areas for specific uses.
“Dashboard Info.plist Keys” describes the custom and expected keys to include in your widget’s information property list file.
“Widget Plug-in Interface” describes the interface used to create custom plug-ins for your widget.
For an introduction to Dashboard widgets, see “Widget Basics” in Dashboard Programming Topics. Read the other articles in Dashboard Programming Topics for information on the various technologies available to widget developers. To learn how to use Dashcode to create widgets, see Dashcode User Guide.