Confluence plugins: How to use custom .vm files properly?

Hi,

I'm quite new to plugin development but had some success already :-)

Right now I'm playing around with web panels for displaying information in certain places.

What I didn't get is: What do I have to do to make velocity-stuff really work?

According to this example I created a new .vm-file that holds my code and defined it as resource location in the xml:

<web-panel key="myPanel" location="atl.dashboard.left" weight="1" >
   <resource name="view" type="velocity" location="velocity/myupdates.vm"/>
</web-panel>

My .vm just contains this for testing purpose:

$action.remoteUser.name()

The result:

I get the webpanel displayed, the .vm is loaded but obviously am I missing something, because all I see is "$action.remoteUser.name()"

I can use #set and all this stuff, but I seem to lack the connection to the classes that provide the data. What do I have to do?

Thanks in advance!

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Webpanel will not have an action object in context. You will have to add the objects you want to display in to the template context using a context provider.

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