Docking in Toolbox
Many third party developers have capability to code their own modules. By defining public Toolbox docking API these developers now have the ability to develop modules which can be docked to the standard Toolbox application and to expand the functionalities of the system.
The basic objects in the Toolbox workflow are:
- parameter calculators
- metabolism simulators
- QSAR models
The Toolbox API defines interfaces for all four types of objects, how they are created and used. By implementing this API, the docked third party module may add additional instances of these basic object types.
The docked modules may be used privately by developers or disseminated to other Toolbox users.