Easy inline options library for WebExtensions

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Post Posted June 4th, 2018, 6:21 am

It's been frustrating to me that there's no equivalent for WebExtensions of the old Inline Options that was available to legacy addons. With the old options.xul system it would handle the reading and writing of preferences, styling to match the browser UI, and consistency of controls.

To that end, I've started a project: to provide a similar service to WebExtensions. Instead of writing an HTML page from scratch and wiring it up to, you can simply declaratively state your settings in a js object, and have them shown in a similar style to the old Inline Options UI:

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const optionsConfig = [ {
        key: "1",
        title: "Boolean no description",
        type: "boolean",},
    {   key: "2",
        title: "Boolean with a description",
        type: "boolean",
        description: "A description",},
    {   key: "3",
        title: "Integer",
        type: "integer",
        description: "A description",},


I haven't added support for the old colour picker or file/directory picker controls that were available, but that could be done in the future if required. Pull requests welcome.

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