Sample Internet Explorer plug-in with source code.
Advanced Search for IE 6, IE 7 and IE 8.

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Advanced Search add-on for IE

This is a free sample plug-in for Internet Explorer 6, 7 and IE 8. It allows finding and highlighting searches across all windows and tabs of the current IE process.

The plug-in was developed with Add-in Express for Internet Explorer and Microsoft .net and demonstrates the following Add-in Express features:

  • Ability to easily create IE add-on, debug, register and  deploy IE add-ons.
  • Special versions of  System.Windows.Forms.Form to create a custom Explorer bars and custom IE toolbar.
  • Special means to deal with multiple threads that IE add-on instances are run in. In particular, an add-on can have and use global data.
  • Ability to communicate with plug-ins that work in other IE processes.

Currently, we supply its source code only: download the Advanced Search for IE plug-in, then unzip the archive file, and open the solution in Visual Studio 2005, 2008 or 2010. Note that if you have Add-in Express for Internet Explorer and Microsoft .NET, you can register the project using a corresponding item in the Build menu and see the plug-in in action.

IE add-on for advanced search

You may want to read a related post on the Add-in Express blog based on the code of this IE plug-in that provides some useful information for Internet Explorer developers about how to program IE add-on, toolbar and menu.

Download Advanced Search for Internet Explorer