Developing Local Plug-ins with the vSphere Client SDK provides information about developing and deploying HTML-5 extensions to the vSphere Client user interface.

VMware provides many APIs and SDKs for different applications and goals. This documentation provides information about the extensibility framework of the vSphere Client for developers who are interested in extending the web application with custom functionality.

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Intended Audience

This information is intended for anyone who wants to extend the vSphere Client with custom functionality. Users typically are software developers who use HTML and JavaScript to create graphical user interface components that work with VMware vSphere®.

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