Ty Anderson

Video: Developing Internet Explorer extensions, end-to-end demo

Internet Explorer is the world’s most popular browser which makes it a nice target for custom solutions.

Microsoft provides an IE SDK that attempts to provide you with guidance on how to create IE add-ons and build custom toolbars, menus, side bars, etc. The problem is that this SDK leaves you alone to fall into the potential pitfalls and doesn't lend you a helping hand.

The Add-in Express for Internet Explorer and .NET toolset is there for you and does more than lend a hand by eliminating these pitfalls (our lead developer for this product, Sergey Grischenko, provides more details for IE developers). The result is developing Internet Explorer extensions with Add-in Express for IE is a truly RAD experience.

This sample video was captured in Visual Studio 2010 with Add-in Express for Internet Explorer and .NET.

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  • Samar says:

    Good Day

    I am building my internet explorer add-in and when i register it i got 85 warnings
    i can’t fix them , could u plz help me ?

  • Sergey Grischenko (Add-in Express Team) says:

    Hi Samar,

    Please publish the warnings on our forum. I will try to help.

  • maxime says:


    Generated msi is uninstallable for my internet explorer add-in .
    1) Impossible to install in program files directory
    2) when install directory is changed to my personnal directory installation starts but stop and show following message :
    “The installer was interrupted before myApplication could be installed. You need to restart the installer and try again.”

    restart does not change anything.

    Any similar problem and solution?


  • Andrei Smolin (Add-in Express Team) says:

    Hello Maxime,

    You need to start setup.exe, not the .MSI. If UAC is enabled (this is so by default), doing this should trigger UAC immediately (not on a later stage such as file copying); if this doesn’t work for you in this way, this means something is wrong in your setup project. I strongly suggest that you find and check the section which is applicable to your case under section Deployment Step-by-steps, see the PDF file in the folder {Add-in Express}\Docs on your development PC.

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