Extensions

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Building an Extension
Explains step-by-step how to build an extension for Firefox.
Extensions are small add-ons that add new functionality to Mozilla applications such as Firefox and Thunderbird. They can add anything from a toolbar button to a completely new feature. They allow the application to be customized to fit the personal needs of each user if they need additional features, while keeping the applications small to download.

Documentation

Extension Frequently Asked Questions
Common questions and answers about extension development.
Setting up extension development environment
A few essential setup tips that make extension development easier.
Extension Packaging
How to package your Firefox extension for downloading and installation.
Creating Custom Firefox Extensions with the Mozilla Build System
How to set up the build environment for an extension that makes use of binary components.
Adapting XUL Applications for Firefox 1.5
A list of changes in Firefox 1.5 that affect XUL developers.
XPCNativeWrapper
Limits access to the properties and methods of the object it wraps, allowing safe access to the IDL-defined methods of the object.this description sucks
Code snippets
Code commonly used by many extensions. See also articles in Category:Extensions for more examples.

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Community

  • View Mozilla forums...

{{template.DiscussionList("dev-extensions", "mozilla.dev.extensions")}}

Tools

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Related Topics

XUL, JavaScript, XPCOM, Themes, Developing Mozilla

Categories

Interwiki Language Links


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<div class="callout-box"><b><a href="en/Building_an_Extension">Building an Extension</a></b><br>
Explains step-by-step how to build an extension for Firefox.</div>
<div>
<b>Extensions</b> are small add-ons that add new functionality to Mozilla applications such as Firefox and Thunderbird. They can add anything from a toolbar button to a completely new feature. They allow the application to be customized to fit the personal needs of each user if they need additional features, while keeping the applications small to download.</div>
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<h4 name="Documentation"> <a href="Special:Tags?tag=Extensions&amp;language=en">Documentation</a> </h4>
<dl><dt> <a href="en/Extension_Frequently_Asked_Questions">Extension Frequently Asked Questions</a>
</dt><dd> <small>Common questions and answers about extension development.</small>
</dd></dl>
<dl><dt> <a class="external" href="http://kb.mozillazine.org/Setting_up_extension_development_environment">Setting up extension development environment</a>
</dt><dd> <small>A few essential setup tips that make extension development easier.</small>
</dd></dl>
<dl><dt> <a href="en/Extension_Packaging">Extension Packaging</a>
</dt><dd> <small>How to package your Firefox extension for downloading and installation.</small>
</dd></dl>
<dl><dt> <a href="en/Creating_Custom_Firefox_Extensions_with_the_Mozilla_Build_System">Creating Custom Firefox Extensions with the Mozilla Build System</a>
</dt><dd> <small>How to set up the build environment for an extension that makes use of binary components.</small>
</dd></dl>
<dl><dt> <a href="en/Adapting_XUL_Applications_for_Firefox_1.5">Adapting XUL Applications for Firefox 1.5</a>
</dt><dd> <small>A list of changes in Firefox 1.5 that affect <a href="en/XUL">XUL</a> developers.</small>
</dd></dl>
<dl><dt> <a href="en/XPCNativeWrapper">XPCNativeWrapper</a>
</dt><dd> <small>Limits access to the properties and methods of the object it wraps, allowing safe access to the IDL-defined methods of the object.<span class="comment">this description sucks</span></small>
</dd></dl>
<dl><dt> <a href="en/Code_snippets">Code snippets</a>
</dt><dd> <small>Code commonly used by many extensions. See also articles in <a href="Special:Tags?tag=Extensions&amp;language=en">Category:Extensions</a> for more examples.</small>
</dd></dl>
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<h4 name="Community"> Community </h4>
<ul><li> View Mozilla forums...
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<p>{{template.DiscussionList("dev-extensions", "mozilla.dev.extensions")}}
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<ul><li> <a class="external" href="irc://irc.mozilla.org/extdev">#extdev IRC channel</a>
</li><li> <a class="external" href="http://forums.mozillazine.org/?c=11">MozillaZine forum</a>
</li><li> <a class="external" href="http://mozdev.org/mailman/listinfo/project_owners">mozdev project owners</a>
</li><li> <a href="en/Extensions/Community">Other community links...</a>
</li></ul>
<h4 name="Tools"> Tools </h4>
<ul><li> <a class="external" href="http://ted.mielczarek.org/code/mozilla/extensiondev/">Extension Developer's Extension</a>
</li><li> <a href="en/DOM_Inspector">DOM Inspector</a>
</li><li> <a href="en/Venkman">Venkman</a>, the JavaScript debugger
</li><li> <a class="external" href="http://ted.mielczarek.org/code/mozilla/extensionwiz/">Extension Wizard</a>
</li><li> <a class="external" href="http://www.spket.com/">Spket IDE</a>, IDE for Extension development
</li></ul>
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<h4 name="Related_Topics"> Related Topics </h4>
<dl><dd> <a href="en/XUL">XUL</a>, <a href="en/JavaScript">JavaScript</a>, <a href="en/XPCOM">XPCOM</a>, <a href="en/Themes">Themes</a>, <a href="en/Developing_Mozilla">Developing Mozilla</a>
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<p><span class="comment">Categories</span>
</p><p><span class="comment">Interwiki Language Links</span>
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