The PI ProcessBook automation model provides a powerful mechanism for extending and customizing its functionality. The recently released Element Relative Display feature of PI ProcessBook v3.2 uses that existing automation model to provide template displays based on AF elements. This extreme review demonstrates the coding techniques used by the PI ProcessBook development team and exposes best practices for writing your own PI ProcessBook extensibility add-ins. The presentation is conducted interview-style, where a moderator and developer discuss the benefits, techniques and potential difficulties of add-in development. Actual code is presented during the discussion. In this presentation, you will learn:
Types of problems that can be solved by building an add-in
Required and recommended interfaces for building PI ProcessBook add-ins
Recommendations for custom add-in deployment
Coding techniques used by the PI ProcessBook team
References for additional information"