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 increase your individual searching event and that of your clients. This publication indicates you the way Google Chrome browser extensions are super worthwhile instruments for boosting the performance of the Google Chrome internet browser. for instance, you could create extensions to summarize the present web page you're analyzing, or to avoid wasting the entire pictures within the web page you're searching. they've got entry to just about all the positive factors supplied through the Google Chrome browser, they usually can encapsulate such positive factors within the type of a bundled software supplying certain performance to clients. Extensions additionally run in a sandboxed atmosphere, making them safe – that is an incredible plus within the smooth web!

The APIs supplied by means of the Chrome Extensions framework assist you empower net functions by way of coupling them with notable good points supplied via the Google Chrome internet browser, equivalent to bookmarks, heritage, 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 internet software principles into Google Chrome Extensions.
  • Choose the advised parts for growing your form of extension.
  • Leverage the ability of a Google Chrome browser by means of employing the extensions API.
  • Showcase your latest web-development talents in a latest method through developing valuable extensions.
Who This publication is For
Existing net builders, skilled in growing easy web content (using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript), to assist them create browser extensions for Google Chrome. After figuring out the examples and classes during this e-book, 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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Because they are used in a popup, they are known as popup scripts. Note that a popup script’s code cannot be inlined into the HTML page for popup. Inlining of scripts means placing JavaScript code directly inside script tags, as in . js">. And yes, multiple popup scripts can be referred to (see Listing 2-1) to modularize the code. These scripts do not get merged when the extension loads (in the browser), and they can be separately identified in the Sources and Resources panels (see Figures 1-16 and 1-17 in Chapter 1) in the DevTools window, discussed in Chapter 1.

Inspecting the popup: Console panel • A very important feature of popup scripts is that they can access the Chrome Extensions API. Moreover, being JavaScript files, popup scripts have access to all the Standard JavaScript APIs, including the event APIs to listen for and respond to DOM events fired from the nodes within a popup. Listing 2-1. js">