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  • Writing Firefox extensions

    I have yet to find a clear answer from Google, so: in what language and how do you write Firefox (0.9) extensions?
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    I read something about this a while ago:

    You must know XUL, JavaScript and other languages/technologies that are required to put your extension together. There are plenty of resources that describe this, and much sample code. This document focuses on how to package XUL, JS and other components together into an extension.
    http://www.bengoodger.com/software/m...ons/howto.html
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    • #3
      http://www.bengoodger.com/software/m...ons/howto.html

      Found this, useful?

      Edit, Damn you beat me to it Dean

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      • #4
        Originally posted by assassingod
        http://www.bengoodger.com/software/m...ons/howto.html

        Found this, useful?

        Edit, Damn you beat me to it Dean
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        • #5
          The link you've all quoted is basically how to package an extension into a single file to install with the new extension manager.

          Its done in XUL / CSS / JavaScript, where XUL is used for markup, CSS for your styling and JavaScript for any sort of logical processing. The best idea is to take any extension you like and just unzip it.

          .xpi = .zip so you can unzip it and have a look for yourself.

          http://yergler.net/cvs/viewcvs.cgi/demoext/browser/

          is the best idea though its called demoext
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          • #6
            I think Scott's right, the best way to find out how to write the extension is to look at one you like or one similar in function to yours.

            I have been working on my own extension that simply needs to read a url, check a value, and then display the results. I just found an extension that does something similar and have been toying with it to see how it works and to see how I might adapt it for my needs.
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            • #7
              Is it XUL or XML? :P
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              • #8
                XUL which is pronounced Zool.

                http://xulplanet.com/tutorials/whyxul.html
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