Customize IE main menu, create 32- and 64-bit
plug-ins for IE7 - IE11 in VB.NET, C#, C++
Your own commands on IE commandbar
Using a special component you can add your custom command to the built-in Internet Explorer commandbar.
The commands you added to the IE commandbar are customizable by your end-users.
By default, your custom commands are added to the IE Tools menu.
Your own Explorer bars (side-bars)
Using a special module and components you can add your own Explorer bars, aka side-bars, with any .NET controls or UserControls. By default, your side-bars add corresponding commands to the built-in command bar (available in the IE Customize dialog box too).
You custom Explorer bars are available in the Customize dialog box as well as in the Explorer Bars sub-menu.
Custom IE toolbars
With Add-in Express you can create new toolbars/comandbars for the Internet Explorer window, just remember to populate your IE toolbar with a couple of .NET controls :)
A custom toolbar can be placed in the main menu row.
See how to create a custom IE toolbar step-by-step.
Customization of Internet Explorer main menu
A menu-based component allows you to add your own items to any Internet Explorer menus such as File or View. You can add your items to any position in the menu.
You can add not only your own items, but sub-menus too.
See how to customize IE main menu.
Extending IE context menus
Using context menu specific components you can add custom items or sub-menus to any context menus of Internet Explorer.
See an example of how to add a custom item to an IE context menu.
Adding your own keyboard shortcuts
Using Add-in Express you can define and handle your own keyboard shortcuts.
Integrated solutions - BHO, Explorer bars and toolbars in one project
All Add-in Express based IE add-on solutions are browser helper objects (BHO) that empowers you with all IE Extensibility capabilities such as custom toolbars, Explorer bars, customized commands and menus. However, you can create separate projects for your IE toolbars and Explorer side-bars (neither of the projects requires administrative privileges for installation, as opposed to BHOs).
Version- and platform-neutrality
Add-in Express allows you to create version-neutral IE add-ons that works on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Internet Explorer. One project will be compatible with IE 6 - IE 11 (32- and 64-bit).
Your IE add-ons are managed, secure and isolated
Add-in Express isolates all add-ons through a special Win32 dll, the Loader. It isolates each of your add-on in its own separate appdomain that makes your add-ons more stable and secure.
Deployment made easy
Add-in Express performs automatically all actions associated with the IE add-on deployment. It generates an IE-specific setup project that empowers you with the web-enabled msi-based deployment package. Just remember to add a setup project to your solution.
See how to create an installation package for Windows Installer and how to make your IE add-on automatically updatable for all end-users.
True RAD for IE development
Add-in Express is completely based on the True RAD approach. So, you operate components and their designers instead of continuous coding. The most common tasks such as registration/unregistration of add-ons and their parts, deployments scenarios, switching between contexts, etc. are implemented in Add-in Express components, tools and designers. You concentrate on your applied code, Add-in Express implements everything else.