This feature is supported in wearable applications only.

The plug component shows an Evas_Object created by another process. It can be used anywhere in the same way as any other Elementary UI component.

For more information, see the Plug API.

Figure: Plug hierarchy

Plug hierarchy

Adding a Plug Component

To create a plug component, use the elm_plug_add() function:

Evas_Object *plug;
Evas_Object *parent;

plug = elm_plug_add(parent);

Using the Plug

To use the plug:

  1. The socket image provides the service to which the plug component is connected. Use the elm_plug_connect() function, and define as parameters the service name and number set by the socket you want to connect to.

    To connect to a service named plug_test on the number 0:

    elm_plug_connect(plug, "plug_test", 0, EINA_FALSE);
  2. Retrieve the Evas_Object corresponding to the remote image with the elm_plug_image_object_get() function:

    Evas_Object *plug_img = elm_plug_image_object_get(plug);


    The socket to connect to must be started with the elm_win_socket_listen() function in the other process on the remote window object (remote_win):

    /* Create a remote window in the other process */
    Elm_Win *remote_win = elm_win_add(NULL, "Window Socket",
    /* Create a socket named "plug_test" and listen to it */
    elm_win_socket_listen(remote_win, "plug_test", 0, EINA_FALSE);

Using the Plug Callbacks

To receive notifications about the plug events, listen for the following signals:

  • clicked: The image is clicked (press/release).

    The event_info callback parameter is NULL.

  • image,deleted: The server side is deleted.

    The event_info callback parameter is NULL.

  • image,resized: The server side is resized.

    The event_info callback parameter is Evas_Coord_Size (2 integers).


The signal list in the API reference can be more extensive, but only the above signals are actually supported in Tizen.

To register and define a callback for the clicked signal:

    evas_object_smart_callback_add(plug, "clicked", clicked_cb, data);

/* Callback for the "clicked" signal */
/* Called when the plug is clicked */
clicked_cb(void *data, Evas_Object *obj, void *event_info)
    dlog_print(DLOG_INFO, LOG_TAG, "Plug is clicked\n");


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  • Dependencies
    • Tizen 2.3.1 and Higher for Wearable