Touch Portal Plugin Development – A Review

Part of my streaming setup is a program called StreamHelper (SH). This is a Delphi application that does a bunch of stuff including playing music and running scripts for automation. The original interface between Touch Portal (TP) and SH was a unidirectional HTTP request based system. The net result was limited capabilities and a need to refer to the source code to keep looking up the request paths and for things like requesting a song, a need to lookup request params and then the information to put in them by searching through the music lists.

I then discovered the TP Plugin API but for some reason I put off making one and I kept putting it off until a couple of days ago. This post is a bit of a retrospective of my efforts and a few comments about the API and how I think it could be improved.

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