VAKCER Project Tracker 2.1 supports 2 types of plug-ins: COM
Add-ins (.vca) and DLL Plug-ins (.vpg). Each type of
plug-in uses different technology and in fact are two different
types of application extensions. The two have different ways of
In order to install a COM Add-in, download it and extract the
file(s) from the ZIP archive. You can use WinZip
or any other archiving utility that can handle ZIP archives. Then
just right-click on the vca file in Window Explorer and select Install
from the pop-up menu. Note that you need to restart VAKCER Project
Tracker in order to use the newly registered plug-in.
If you decide that you don't need the plug-in any longer you can
remove it from the system. First, you need to unregister the
plug-in. Close VAKCER Project Tracker then select the .vca
file and right-click on it. Select Uninstall from the popup
menu. Now you can delete the .vca file and any other file associated
with the plug-in.
Note, some COM Add-ins are created with Visual Basic and require
Visual Basic run-time library (MSVBVM60.DLL) and sometimes Microsoft
AddinDesigner control (MSADDNDR.DLL). If you have problems
running VPT after installing a plug-in make sure you have this or
any other dependent file (for example, custom control libraries,
etc). The plug-in listing on this Web site specifies any other
additional files required by a plug-in. Should you need to install
the file(s), just copy them to your Windows\System folder (on Win
NT/2000 - WinNT\System32). Note that files with OCX extensions must
be Registered on your system. Just copy the file in the System
folder then go to a DOS prompt box and type the following:
C:\Windows\System> Regsvr32 yourfile.OCX
This should register the file for you (you will get a
confirmation message). The same applies to MSADDNDR.DLL if it is
used by a plug-in you are installing.
In order to install a DLL Plug-in, download it and extract the
file(s) from the ZIP archive. Then copy all the files extracted into
Plugins subfolder of VAKCER Project Tracker installation (by
default, "C:\Program Files\VAKCER\Project Tracker PE\Plugins").
If this folder doesn't exist, create it. Restart VAKCER Project Tracker.
In order to remove DLL plug-in, close VAKCER Project Tracker and
just delete the .vpg file from Plugins folder.
When a plug-in is installed, normally it adds one or several menu
items in Tools menu. It also may add several tool bar buttons for
quick access to plug-in commands:
Some plug-ins may add a button to Client Manager dialog. When
this button is clicked, a pop-up menu appears with available plug-in
Some plug-ins may also modify pop-up menus that appear when you
right-click projects and application nodes in the main application
tree. Just keep in mind that the actual behavior of a plug-in
depends on the way it is created by its author.
Return to Plug-in Listing.