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bookmarks.getChildren()

bookmarks.getChildren() retrieves all the immediate children of a given bookmark folder, identified as a BookmarkTreeNode ID.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.

Syntax

var gettingChildren = browser.bookmarks.getChildren(
  id                     // string
)

Parameters

id
A string which specifies the ID of the folder whose children are to be retrieved.

Return value

A Promise that will be fulfilled with an array of BookmarkTreeNode objects. Each entry represents a single child node. The list is ordered in the same order in which the bookmarks appear in the user interface. Separators are currently not included in the results. The list includes subfolders, but does not include any children contained in subfolders.

If the specified node has no children, the array is empty.

If the node identified by id is not found, the promise is rejected with an error message.

Browser compatibility

ChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefox for AndroidOpera
Basic supportYesNo45NoYes

Examples

function onFulfilled(children) {
  for (child of children) {
    console.log(child.id);
  }
}

function onRejected(error) {
  console.log(`An error: ${error}`);
}

var gettingChildren = browser.bookmarks.getChildren("unfiled_____");
gettingChildren.then(onFulfilled, onRejected);

Acknowledgements

This API is based on Chromium's chrome.bookmarks API. This documentation is derived from bookmarks.json in the Chromium code.

Microsoft Edge compatibility data is supplied by Microsoft Corporation and is included here under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.

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