sidebarAction.getPanel()

Gets a URL to the HTML document that defines the sidebar's contents.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.

Syntax

var gettingPanel = browser.sidebarAction.getPanel(
  details               // object
)

Parameters

details
object. An object with the following properties:
tabIdOptional
integer. Get the panel for the sidebar specific to the given tab.
windowId Optional
integer. Get the panel for the sidebar specific to the given window.
  • If windowId and tabId are both supplied, the function fails and the promise it returns is rejected.
  • If windowId and tabId are both omitted, the global panel is returned.

Return value

A Promise that will be fulfilled with a string containing the URL for the panel's document. This will be a fully qualifed URL, such as:

moz-extension://d1d8a2eb-fe60-f646-af30-a866c5b39942/sidebar.html

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

Examples

Get the panel's URL:

function onGot(sidebarUrl) {
  console.log(sidebarUrl);
}

var gettingPanel = browser.sidebarAction.getPanel({});
gettingPanel.then(onGot); 

Note: This API is based on Opera's chrome.sidebarAction API.

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