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extension.sendRequest()

This method has been deprecated. Use runtime.sendMessage instead.

Sends a single request to other listeners within the extension. Similar to runtime.connect, but only sends a single request with an optional response. The extension.onRequest event is fired in each page of the extension.

Syntax

chrome.extension.sendRequest(
  extensionId,             // optional string
  request,                 // any
  function(response) {...} // optional function
)

This API is also available as browser.extension.sendRequest() in a version that returns a promise.

Parameters

extensionIdOptional
string. The extension ID of the extension you want to connect to. If omitted, default is your own extension.
request
any.
responseCallbackOptional
function. The function is passed the following arguments:

 

response
any. The JSON response object sent by the handler of the request. If an error occurs while connecting to the extension, the callback will be called with no arguments and runtime.lastError will be set to the error message.

 

Browser compatibility

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

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.

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