extension.onRequestExternal

Not implemented: This is not implemented in Firefox because it has been deprecated since Chrome 33. Please use runtime.onMessageExternal instead.

Fired when a request is sent from another extension.

Syntax

chrome.extension.onRequestExternal.addListener(function(
  request,         // optional any
  sender,          // runtime.MessageSender
  function() {...} // function
) {...})
chrome.extension.onRequestExternal.removeListener(listener)
chrome.extension.onRequestExternal.hasListener(listener)

Events have three functions:

addListener(callback)
Adds a listener to this event.
removeListener(listener)
Stop listening to this event. The listener argument is the listener to remove.
hasListener(listener)
Check whether listener is registered for this event. Returns true if it is listening, false otherwise.

addListener syntax

Parameters

callback

Function that will be called when this event occurs. The function will be passed the following arguments:

request
any. The request sent by the calling script.
sender
runtime.MessageSender.
sendResponse
function. Function to call when you have a response. The argument should be any JSON-ifiable object, or undefined if there is no response.

Browser compatibility

Chrome Edge Firefox Firefox for Android Opera
Basic support Yes No No No 33

Acknowledgements

This API is based on Chromium's chrome.extension API. This documentation is derived from extension.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.

Document Tags and Contributors

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