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I'm using an adobe extension for Dreamweaver but it's out of date and the person that created it is not maintaining it any more. I would like to recreate it but I don't know how to get started. What tools would I need to create an extension that I can package as a .mxp file and enable through Adobe Extension manager?

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This is an old list (from 2006 I believe) I found but might contain helpful information, not sure if all the links work or not and I hope some of it will be updated when you go to the pages. Hopefully this can provide a starting point. Also check out the Adobe Forums (where this info came from)

Danilo Celic has prepared a list ( below ) of helpful links for those interested in learning how to create extensions.

MX04: Help > Extensions > Extending Dreamweaver and Help > Extensions > API Reference and Help > Extensions > Creating and Submitting

tutorials: You can try Colm Gallaghers step by step tutorial on how to make a simple Dreamweaver Object extension. (20 page tutorial - commercial)

livedocs as well:

Dreamweaver MX 2004 SDK (includes MXI format for DWMX 2004): ..

MXI File Format for DWMX 2004:

MXI File format for DWMX and earlier:

Books (dedicated): Building Dreamweaver 4 and Dreamweaver UltraDev 4 Extension Tom Muck and Ray West

Dreamweaver MX Extensions Laura Gutman ..

Covers extending: Dreamweaver MX The Complete Reference Ray West and Tom Muck

Dreamweaver MX 2004 The Complete Reference Ray West and Tom Muck

Beyond Dreamweaver Joseph Lowrey ..

Plus, always good to see what others have done. Visit the Exchange and look at as many as you can:

Lists of DW extension developer sites:

Danilo also writes for: He has a few extension related articles there (commercial site).

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