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This is a basic Chrome Extension template for Visual Studio 2017. Use it as a starting point for your extension or as a customizable project template.
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ChromeExtensionTemplate

This is a simple Chrome extension template project in Visual Studio 2017. It does not contain any refrences to 3rd party components and frameworks. The project is intended as a basic starting point for a Chrome extension if you are going to develop iot in Visual Studio.

How to use the project

You can use the solution and its project directly and start adding code and references. Or, you can create a template using it. To do that, build it and copy the ChromeExtensionTemplate.zip file from the bin folder into your \Users\{your_user}\Documents\Visual Studio 2017\Templates\ProjectTemplates\ folder. From then on, you will have the Chrome Extension Template as an option in New Project dialog.

Start using the template

After you create a new project using the template, you need to:

  1. Change the manifest.json file.
  2. Add your business logic to popup.html, popup.js, and baackground.js.
  3. Add more files as needed.
  4. To run the extension
    • Open Chrome and navigate to chrome://extensions,
    • Enable Developer mode,
    • Click Load Unpacked and point to the folder with the manifest file.

History

For changes in this project, check the Commits tab on GitHub.

Contribute

Check out the contribution guidelines if you want to contribute to this project.

For cloning and building this project yourself, make sure ...

License

This software is provided under a MIT License

Notes

This project uses ideas from Mads Kristensen's template for Visual Studio 2015. Thank you, Mads!

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