Headlamp’s plugins exist for changing or adding functionality related to the user interface and experience.
@kinvolk/headlamp-plugin module ships a library
@kinvolk/headlamp-plugin/lib) where all the Headlamp-related development
modules can be found.
The main ones are:
- K8s: Kubernetes related functionality
- Headlamp: To register plugins
- CommonComponents: React components commonly used in the Headlamp UI
- Notification: This module contains two exported members one is Notification, a class which can be used to prepare notifications that are accepted by headlamp and the other one is setNotificationsInStore it is a dispatcher function which accepts a notification object prepared from the Notification class and when called it brings the notifications from plugin land to headlamp ecosystem so that headlamp can parse the notification and display it.
- Router: To get or generate routes
Headlamp ships many of the common npm modules that should be shared by both the plugins and Headlamp itself, and includes the config files for editors like VS Code to find them.
Thus, plugins only need to install dependencies that are not yet provided by Headlamp.
Yet, if any dependencies already covered by Headlamp are installed by the plugins, you
just need to make sure they are te same version that Headlamp supports, as these will
not be bundled when
building the plugin
Particularly, the mentioned modules will be replaced by their version that’s included
in a global objects called
Older plugin development guides still asked developers to use e.g. React in the following
const React = window.pluginLib.React, but this is not longer needed.
The plugin registers makes functionality available to plugins in an easy way.
The idea is to make more and more functionality available to plugins. Here is what we have so far:
App Bar Action
Show a component in the app bar (in the top right) with registerAppBarAction .
Change the logo (at the top left) with registerAppLogo .
Add menus when Headlamp is running as an app. Headlamp.setAppMenu
Change the Cluster Chooser button (in the middle top of the Headlamp app bar) with registerClusterChooser .
- Example plugin shows How To Register Cluster Chooser button
- API reference for registerClusterChooser
Details View Header Action
Show a component to the top right area of a detail view (in the area of the screenshot below that’s highlighted as yellow) registerDetailsViewHeaderAction .
- Example plugin shows How To set a Details View Header Action
- API reference for registerDetailsViewHeaderAction
Details View Section
Show a component at the bottom of different details views. registerDetailsViewSection .
Set a cluster dynamically, rather than have the backend read it from configuration files. Headlamp.setCluster .
Show a component (in Headlamps main area) at a given URL with registerRoute .
- Example plugin shows How To Register a Route , and how to remove a route.
- API reference for registerRoute
- API reference for registerRouteFilter