Creating plug-ins for virtual application patterns, Part 2, Extending and customizing existing pattern types

A technique to add new functionality to existing virtual application patterns

From the developerWorks archives

Edward Ciggaar and Bhadri Madapusi

Date archived: May 17, 2019 | First published: February 11, 2014

A virtual application pattern defines an abstract application model that is disconnected from the underlying topology. What if you want to enable your solution as a virtual application pattern, but it requires additional functionality not offered by the plug-ins in the existing pattern types? In this case, you need an extension to the out-of-the-box functionality. This second article of the series gives you a concrete, hands-on example on how to extend and customize an existing pattern type.

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