Need help with writing a Firefox Addon.

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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!

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Answered By 0 points N/A #119364

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

Hope this information helps you create one.

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