Theia plugins capabilities


I am developing an extension to edit a yaml file visually. I implemeted open handlers and created my views for my graphical editor and palette for drag and drop. Until now all is good but when i read about eclipse che it is all mentioning about plugins. And as i understand those plugins are actually theia plugins. I could not find a lot of documentation and examples about plugins so what i want to ask is whether it is possible to implement all those functionality as a plugin? I could not find open handlers in plugins since it is a isolated api from theia internals. Is there more advanced examples with plugins?

[original thread by anil chalil]

If you’d like to implement your functionality as a plugin over an extension then it is definitely possible. Theia supports VS Code extensions as plugins and they have a well documented API, samples, guides and helpful tools.