N/APosted on - 08/27/2011
Hi to all!
I need help for writing a Firefox Add-on.
I have an idea of writing a Firefox Add-on for community. I want some experts’ advice on what are the things needed and how can I get started?
I know Visual Basic 6.0. I hope that it is what I needed to create an Add-on.
Thank you experts!
Need help with writing a Firefox Addon.
To create a Firefox add-on, you need to take care of several things in the process:
First of all you need to have Mozilla Firefox installed on your system.
Then you need to create your profile on the Operating System you use by doin this : Start -> Run -> Write Firefox -P -> Press OK.
Thereafter you need to change the configuration settings of your browser.
Next is the most important thing to give path to your extension or add-on pointing to the directory of installation of Firefox.
Then you need to create the necessary folders and files in this directory for add-on development.
Then you must write the appropriate codes for creating files like install.rdf and chrome.manifest and put these files into the required folders created within the directory.
Then you must link these files using User Interface Language or XUL as in Firefox and create common files.
After this, you must make a note of creating folders like locale, cache, defaults, skin folder etc. within the directory and then use packaging system for installation process.
The final step is to distribute this created add-on or extension by hosting it yourself or on addons.mozilla.org.
Hope this information helps you create one.