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<h1>Plug-in Registry</h1>
<p>The <strong>Plug-in Registry</strong> view shows the state of all plug-ins in the running instance of Eclipse. The view is available under <a class="command-link" href='javascript:executeCommand("org.eclipse.ui.views.showView(org.eclipse.ui.views.showView.viewId=org.eclipse.pde.runtime.RegistryBrowser)")'>
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<strong>Window &gt; Show View &gt; Other... &gt; Plug-in Development &gt; Plug-in Registry</strong>
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<p><img src="../../images/views/plugin_registry.png" alt="Plug-in Registry" ></p>

<h2>State of the Plug-in</h2>
<p>For each plug-in in the running system, the view shows:</p>
<ul>
  <li>the plug-in ID and version</li>
  <li>the plug-in state (e.g. <em>active</em> or <em>inactive</em> - Note: the active state is indicated by a green overlay icon)</li>
  <li>the plug-in location</li>
  <li>the plug-in runtime libraries </li>
  <li>the plug-in dependencies</li>
  <li>the plug-in extensions</li>
  <li>the plug-in extension points it contributes</li>
  <li>the plug-in services it consumes</li>
  <li>the plug-in services it contributes</li>
</ul>

<h2>Plug-in Filtering</h2>
<p>The <strong>Show Active Plug-ins Only</strong> menu item is a filter that removes all inactive plug-ins from the view. To re-add them, press the menu item again. This filtering action is also available from the view's toolbar drop down menu.</p>

<p>The <strong>Show Extension Content Only</strong> menu item is a filter that only shows extension or extension points in the view. To show everything again, press the menu item again. This filtering action is also available from the view's toolbar drop down menu.</p>


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