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IE plugin development

There are lots of tutorials for writing Firefox plugins/extensions, but I can't find anything for IE. Do you know of any resources?
devboy
Monday, December 04, 2006
 
 
You probably couldn't find any info because they aren't called plugins in IE. They are called Browser Helper Objects...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Browser_Helper_Object

The external links has some sites to get you started.
Anonymous
Monday, December 04, 2006
 
 
Wrong again.. well sort of..

For IE7 they are called Addons.


http://www.ieaddons.com/default.aspx?cid=home&scid=0
Masiosare Send private email
Monday, December 04, 2006
 
 
Correct, IE7 has Addons, but if you want to support previous versions of IE, BHO are the thing you are looking for.
Anonymous
Monday, December 04, 2006
 
 
Anonymous is correct. Printer Friendly was developed as a BHO for Internet Explorer pre-7 Internet Explorer. Lot's of COM and ATL work, and messy registry setting requirements are involved...but it was still much easier to make a C++ IE plugin than it was to build a XUL/C++ hybrid extension for Firefox.
Andrey Butov Send private email
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
 
 
Aha! That's what it is called.  :)

Thanks guys!
devboy
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
 
 

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