Building a plugin¶
Plugins allow developers to customize and extend napari. This includes
Adding custom widgets and user interface elements
Providing sample data
Changing the look of napari with a color theme
We introduced a new plugin engine
npe2 in December 2021.
Unless otherwise stated, most of the documentation herein pertains
to the new npe2 format (which uses a static
Plugins targeting the first generation
@napari_hook_implementation decorators, see npe1) will
continue to work for at least the first half of 2022, but we
recommend migrating to
npe2. See the
migration guide for details.