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I'm interested in trying to create a plugin for Internet Explorer. The purpose of the plugin would be to assist with automated login to electronic resource databases.

The plugin would be activated by clicking on a page on a web page that would redirect the person to the correct database and provide the database with the appropriate userid and password. The database credentials would be stored in a mysql database on a centralized server.

I also have to figure out how to gracefully direct the users to install the plugin from the web server.

I'm looking for general information.

How do IE plugins work?

Can autit be used to create an IE plugin?

any examples etc.

I realized this might be a little off topic but any help would be appreciated.


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AutoIt cannot be used to create an IE plugin.

Look to C++ and go to MSDN for information getting started.


Free Internet Tools: DebugBar, AutoIt IE Builder, HTTP UDF, MODIV2, IE Developer Toolbar, IEDocMon, Fiddler, HTML Validator, WGet, curl

MSDN docs: InternetExplorer Object, Document Object, Overviews and Tutorials, DHTML Objects, DHTML Events, WinHttpRequest, XmlHttpRequest, Cross-Frame Scripting, Office object model

Automate input type=file (Related)

Alternative to _IECreateEmbedded? better: _IECreatePseudoEmbedded  Better Better?

IE.au3 issues with Vista - Workarounds

SciTe Debug mode - it's magic: #AutoIt3Wrapper_run_debug_mode=Y Doesn't work needs to be ripped out of the troubleshooting lexicon. It means that what you tried did not produce the results you expected. It begs the questions 1) what did you try?, 2) what did you expect? and 3) what happened instead?

Reproducer: a small (the smallest?) piece of stand-alone code that demonstrates your trouble

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