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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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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 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.


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This software is provided under a MIT License


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

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