Creating Google Chrome Extensions by Prateek Mehta

By Prateek Mehta

Transform your latest internet functions into Google Chrome browser extensions and create fresh extensions that enhance your individual looking event and that of your clients. This e-book exhibits you the way Google Chrome browser extensions are tremendous helpful instruments for boosting the performance of the Google Chrome net browser. for instance, you could create extensions to summarize the present web page you're examining, or to save lots of the entire photographs within the web page you're searching. they've got entry to nearly all the good points supplied through the Google Chrome browser, they usually can encapsulate such good points within the kind of a bundled program supplying specified performance to clients. Extensions additionally run in a sandboxed surroundings, making them safe – that's a big plus within the smooth web!

The APIs supplied through the Chrome Extensions framework assist you empower internet purposes by means of coupling them with notable good points supplied by means of the Google Chrome net browser, comparable to bookmarks, background, tabs, activities, garage, notifications, seek, and much more – facilitating elevated productiveness at the Google Chrome net browser.

What you are going to Learn:
  • Transform your net software rules into Google Chrome Extensions.
  • Choose the instructed parts for growing your form of extension.
  • Leverage the ability of a Google Chrome browser via applying the extensions API.
  • Showcase your latest web-development talents in a latest means by way of growing beneficial extensions.
Who This publication is For
Existing internet builders, skilled in developing uncomplicated websites (using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript), to aid them create browser extensions for Google Chrome. After figuring out the examples and classes during this ebook, it is possible for you to to remodel your latest internet purposes into Google Chrome browser extensions, in addition to create fresh extensions.

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These scripts include the popup script and the event script. ). The script that does not represent the extension runtime is the content script. And obviously, the web pages loaded in the browser can never represent the extension runtime. But, as you will see in Chapter 3, web page scripts can still interact with the extension runtime and with the content scripts (using the messaging APIs). ■ Note Content scripts (a type of scripting component that is injected into the visited web pages) have very limited access to the Chrome Extensions API, because they do not represent the extension runtime.

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Loading the Extension Folder The Chrome browser provides a very quick and easy way to load the extension folder in the browser (for testing purposes). Note that no additional file is required by the browser. It only expects to find a folder with HTML, JavaScript, and a JSON file.

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