On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 10:05:24 -0500, Houghton,Andrew <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> This is interesting and gave me an idea for a project I have been working on. Can anyone on the list point me to some Mozilla FireFox information for how to construct what the UI calls "sidebars", e.g., View->Sidebar. It's not the same as a search plug-ins, but I'm looking for information of Sidebars and I also wouldn't mind some pointers to creating search plug-ins.
There's a good example of a working sidebar here:
Download the source code:
The XPI file is just a ZIP file with a special install.rdf file inside of it.
You'll then find a .jar inside that, and it's also just a ZIP file
(again, with special layouts inside).
Having extracted all the files, you'll see that the sidebar is defined
XPCOM, and events.
Developing a FF extension is not trivial.
There's a tutorial here:
And http://xulplanet.com/ will be your friend.
I know this isn't wonderfully helpful, I'm just getting started with
this stuff myself.