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Ted's Mozilla page - Extension Developer's Extension. Embedding FAQ:How do I... - MDC. What is a service?

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A service is a singleton object implementing one or more XPCOM interfaces and registered with Gecko during startup. Normally it provide some functionality that is required from lots of places such as looking up preference settings, creating new windows, locating files, displaying prompt or password dialog boxes and so on. Embedders may wish to override some of the default service implementations with their own. For example, the default prompt service uses XUL to render prompt dialogs and embedders may wish to render them in a way more appropriate for their application and platform.. How do I load a page?

Get thensIWebNavigation interface on your webbrowser and call the loadURI method with the appropriate URI and flags. How do I block a load? Implement the nsIWebProgressListener interface and register it with the appropriate web browser object via the nsIWebBrowser::addWebBrowserListener() method. Amazon search xul. How to create Firefox extensions. Extensions - MDC. Modify and extend Mozilla applications Add-ons add new functionality to Gecko-based applications such as Firefox, SeaMonkey, and Thunderbird.

Extensions - MDC

There are two main types of add-on: Extensions add new features to the application, while Themes modify the application's user interface. Add-ons can greatly affect the behavior of the application that hosts them. We've developed a set of guidelines to help ensure that they provide a good experience to users. These guidelines apply for all sorts of add-ons, whether they are hosted at or not. Useragentswitcher: index. Firefox Extension Tutorial — Business Logs. For my final class at RIT I had to create a Firefox extension using XUL, CSS, and Javascript. Just to shake things up around here, I decided to post the tutorial about its development here instead of on a standalone website. I know that extension development may not be your cup of tea, but maybe you’ll find some of it interesting. Here we go! Extend Firefox Without Coding C When the Mozilla team started building its application framework back in the day, they decided to make the entire program as extensible as possible, with all layers of presentation fully separated from their behavior.

The Mozilla Organization is so committed to web standards that they actually built the entire user interface of their web browser in XUL (“XML User Interface Language”) and then styled these XUL widgets using plain-jane CSS. Interface Overlaying Firefox extensions are simply extra XUL, CSS, and Javascript files that sit on top of the default interface and replace or extend its functionality. Mozilla + Firefox extension development. Extension development. From MozillaZine Knowledge Base (Redirected from Dev : Extensions) Introduction Extensions allow programmers to add new features to Mozilla applications or allow existing features to be modified.

Extension development

Typically, extensions modify the “chrome” of their target application—the user interface and the scripts that add functionalty to that interface. However, it is also possible for extensions to include compiled code in the form of XPCOM components. Extension technologies You will almost certainly need to use the following technologies, although it is not necessary to be an expert in them. XUL (XML User-Interface Language). More advanced extensions may require the following technologies. XBL (XML Binding Language). Getting started Setting up your environment. Packaging Firefox/Thunderbird Extensions. Ben Goodger, 05/17/2004 Introduction This document describes how to create extensions for Firefox 0.9 and newer, and Thunderbird 0.7 and newer.

Packaging Firefox/Thunderbird Extensions

Pre-requisites 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. XUL:Lib XUL. Authors: Benjamin Smedberg and Darin Fisher libxul is one of the core elements of the Mozilla 2.0 planning effort.


It is a library that provides frozen API for XUL apps and embedders of gecko. The end-goal is to provide a library that only exports frozen symbols. This does not mean that all the *interfaces* would be frozen, but only that the link-time symbols would be few, well-defined, and frozen. Right now the ordinary mozilla build has many shared libraries, both "components" and "dependent libraries" that make up gecko. libxul intends to replace this mix of shared libraries with, a static build of "gecko" including XPCOM, networking, DOM, layout, rendering, and embedding modules in one shared library. It would be madness to attempt a dramatic change in our linking strategy and build system all at once. In addition, some (many?) The Incremental Game Plan Already completed: combine libs from tier 1/2/9 into one "libxul". Appendix A: Maintaining the Developer Build. Xul.html. Others Online. Privacy and Security Add-ons for Firefox 2.

I thought that it would be a nice idea to compile a list of privacy and security related add-ons for Firefox 2.0.

Privacy and Security Add-ons for Firefox 2

The list is not complete but I think I have everything covered with those add-ons, feel free to add your top picks in the comments. Let's go. Please note that while most add-ons have been created for Firefox 2 or previous versions of the browser, they should work just fine in the latest official versions as well. Takahashi xul presentations. Outsider reflex.