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Due Date: Jan 31, 2007
Deliverable: Complete API

Toolbar Buttons

  • Create a Button
  • Insert relative to another button

Example:

 var button = new ToolbarButton( "button_elem_id" );
 var toolbar = Application.toolbars.get("nav");
 
 toolbar.append( button );
 toolbar.insert( button, null );

Event/Observer Handling

  • Reliable events that extension developers understand and can use easily
    • An "onload" that works
    • Startup complete / shutdown eminent
    • Your extension installed, updated, removed
  • Handle observers seamlessly

Example:

 Application.events.add( "load", function(){
   Bookmarks.getAll();
 });
 
 Application.events.add( "startup/shutdown", ... );
 
 Extension.events.add( "install/update/remove", ... );
 
 // Ideas for extension presence detection:
 Application.extensions.has("extension-id-or-guid");

Preferences

  • Use current code (see bug 315277)
  • Handle implicit typing (true -> Boolean)
  • Allow QueryInterface support to get nsIPrefService, nsIPrefBranch and nsIPrefBranch2
  • When used in certain contexts, like Extension.prefs, a branch will be automatically set
    • For Extension, the extension id will be the preset branch

Example:

 Application.prefs.get("my.pref",default);
 Application.prefs.set("my.pref","foo");
 // prefs uses the extension id as a branch
 Extension.prefs.set("autosave");