Adobe Bridge CS6 SDK
Adobe Bridge CS6 SDK
April, 2012
The Adobe Bridge SDK, updated for CS6, enables developers to integrate with and extend Bridge. This SDK shows developers how to program with the JavaScript API to Bridge, as well as how to develop plug-ins (external libraries) for Bridge in C/C++ and call this code from JavaScript. The external object mechanism can be used to write plug-ins for Adobe Creative Suite 6 applications that have integrated ExtendScript, an Adobe JavaScript implementation.
The April, 2012 update contains information on the following changes and deprecations:
  • Added support for Smart Collections, including the following new methods: addSmartCollection(), getSmartCollections(), renameSmartCollection() and deleteSmartCollection().
 
Use the following links to download the SDK and the Readme:
 
The following folders and files are contained within the Bridge SDK:
  • BRIDGE-SDK/sdksamples/javascript: JavaScript code snippets and sample scripts, which exercise the scripting interface of Adobe Bridge CS6.
  • BRIDGE-SDK/sdksamples/cpp: Sample project files, C/C++ source code and sample scripts for building and loading an external object, which is an external library that can be called from JavaScript within Bridge and some of the other point products in Creative Suite.
  • BRIDGE-SDK/docs: Contains resources such as the Adobe Bridge CS6 JavaScript Reference and the Adobe Bridge CS6 JavaScript Guide.

Update Information
 
Adobe Bridge CS5 SDK
April, 2010
 
The Adobe Bridge SDK, updated for CS5, enables developers to integrate with and extend Bridge. This SDK shows developers how to program with the JavaScript API to Bridge, as well as how to develop plug-ins (external libraries) for Bridge in C/C++ and call this code from JavaScript. The external object mechanism can be used to write plug-ins for Adobe Creative Suite 5 applications that have integrated ExtendScript, an Adobe JavaScript implementation.
The April, 2010 update contains information on the following changes and deprecations:
  • Document.stacks lets users add and maintain their own properties for a stack. 
  • A new, optional parameter allows users to export full-size images to the cache folder when calling the buildFolderCache() method. 
  • A new method in the App object, isProcessingJob(), reports whether Adobe Bridge is processing any jobs. 
  • Bridge CS4 provided four mechanisms to display HTML. In CS5, only the custom palette method remains; using a TabbedPalette object is now the only way to display HTML. 
  • The HTML Dialog object is no longer supported. 
  • The property navbars.web of the Document class is no longer supported by Bridge CS5. 
  • The property jsFuncs and the three methods execJS(), visitUrl() and print() have been removed in Bridge CS5. 
  • Presentation mode no longer supports the HTML display mode. 
  • The value of the position property in the Document object has changed. 
  • The new property canBeChecked had been added to the MenuElement object. 
 
The following folders and files are contained within the Bridge SDK:
  • BRIDGE-SDK/sdksamples/javascript: JavaScript code snippets and sample scripts, which exercise the scripting interface of Adobe Bridge CS5. 
  • BRIDGE-SDK/sdksamples/cpp: Sample project files, C/C++ source code and sample scripts for building and loading an external object, which is an external library that can be called from JavaScript within Bridge and some of the other point products in Creative Suite. 
  • BRIDGE-SDK/docs: Contains resources such as the Adobe Bridge CS5 JavaScript Reference and the Adobe Bridge CS5 JavaScript Guide.