How to develop an indesign plugin with javascript?

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I have read though the pugin development SDK and it talks about developing it on c++ and it even talks about scripting, I would like to know how can i develop a plugin with javascript, i would like to select an image and then open a popup and then do some modifications for the selected image and put it back in the document, can someone help me with documentation is such functionaly is available with indesign plugin built using javascript?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 24, 2021 Jan 24, 2021
You can't develop plugins using Javascript, plugin development can be done exclusively by using the C++ SDK. You can do a lot using Javascript/CEP Panels(HTML + Javascript), to put it simply C++ SDK is needed for augmenting the functionality of InDesign like say add a new paragraph composer, etc, for all other stuff Javascript would suffice. To start with look at the following resources Download the scripting SDK from the following site https://console.adobe.io/apisandservices. It contains the...

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You can't develop plugins using Javascript, plugin development can be done exclusively by using the C++ SDK. You can do a lot using Javascript/CEP Panels(HTML + Javascript), to put it simply C++ SDK is needed for augmenting the functionality of InDesign like say add a new paragraph composer, etc, for all other stuff Javascript would suffice. To start with look at the following resources

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