This module provides information about your extension and the environment it's running in.
It also provides messaging APIs enabling you to:
- Communicate between different parts of your extension.
- Communicate with other extensions.
- Communicate with native applications.
- Represents one end of a connection between two specific contexts, which can be used to exchange messages.
Contains information about the sender of a message or connection request.
- Identifies the browser's operating system.
- Identifies the browser's processor architecture.
- Contains information about the platform the browser is running on.
- Result of a call to
- The reason that the
runtime.onInstalledevent is being dispatched.
- The reason that the
runtime.onRestartRequiredevent is being dispatched.
- This value is set when an asynchronous function has an error condition that it needs to report to its caller.
- The ID of the extension.
- Retrieves the Window object for the background page running inside the current extension.
Opens your extension's options page.
- Gets the complete manifest.json file, serialized as an object.
- Given a relative path from the manifest.json to a resource packaged with the extension, returns a fully-qualified URL.
- Sets a URL to be visited when the extension is uninstalled.
- Reloads the extension.
- Checks for updates to this extension.
- Establishes a connection from a content script to the main extension process, or from one extension to a different extension.
Connects the extension to a native application on the user's computer.
- Sends a single message to event listeners within your extension or a different extension. Similar to
runtime.connectbut only sends a single message, with an optional response.
- Sends a single message from an extension to a native application.
- Returns information about the current platform.
- Returns information about the browser in which this extension is installed.
- Returns a DirectoryEntry for the package directory.
- Fired when a profile that has this extension installed first starts up. This event is not fired when an incognito profile is started.
- Fired when the extension is first installed, when the extension is updated to a new version, and when the browser is updated to a new version.
- Sent to the event page just before the extension is unloaded. This gives the extension an opportunity to do some cleanup.
- Sent after
runtime.onSuspendto indicate that the extension won't be unloaded after all.
- Fired when an update is available, but isn't installed immediately because the extension is currently running.
- Fired when an update for the browser is available, but isn't installed immediately because a browser restart is required.
- Fired when a connection is made with either an extension process or a content script.
- Fired when a connection is made with another extension.
- Fired when a message is sent from either an extension process or a content script.
- Fired when a message is sent from another extension. Cannot be used in a content script.
- Fired when the device needs to be restarted.
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