Archive for November, 2011

New CS Host Adapter Libraries available for InDesign 5.5

The Creative Suite Host Adapter libraries, delivered with CS Extension Builder 1.5, enable deeper integration with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and InCopy Creative Suite applications than is possible through scripting with the Creative Suite Actionscript Wrapper (CSAW) libraries. For example the InDesign Host Adapter library supports the listening of ExtendScript scripting events within Actionscript and the retrieval and setting of XMP Metadata through a native C++ plugin.

Therefore if you are developing a workflow that requires the updating and/or retrieval of XMP metadata from an InDesign document or InCopy story, you will want to utilise the InDesign Host Adapter library.

Unfortunately, the current delivered InDesign Host Adapter in CS Extension Builder 1.5 is only compatible with InDesign CS5 and the 7.5.0 release on Mac OS. To support development for InDesign CS5.5 (including the 7.5.1 update) on Mac OS you will need to download the updated version located here.

For further information about the Host Adapter libraries please refer to:
CS Extension Builder help documentation.


CS Extension Builder Prerelease is now live


The prerelease program for the next version of CS Extension Builder is now live. The new version will contain a number of new features and enhancements aiming at further improving the development experience for Creative Suite developers.

If you would like to participate and learn about, influence and help us test the feature set, you can do it here.

Looking forward to see you at the prerelease and hear your comments.

gabriel tavridis
product manager