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I'm using an adobe extension for Dreamweaver but it's out of date and the person that created it is not maintaining it any more.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. http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Extensions/simple_object.asp

http://www.dmxzone.com/showDetail.asp?TypeId=28&NewsId=5059 (20 page tutorial - commercial)

livedocs as well: http://livedocs.macromedia.com/dreamweaver/mx2004/index.html

Dreamweaver MX 2004 SDK (includes MXI format for DWMX 2004): http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?view=sn121&extid. ..

MXI File Format for DWMX 2004: http://download.macromedia.com/pub/dw_exchange/mxi_file_format.pdf

MXI File format for DWMX and earlier: http://download.macromedia.com/pub/dw_exchange/mxi_file_format.pdf

Books (dedicated): Building Dreamweaver 4 and Dreamweaver UltraDev 4 Extension Tom Muck and Ray West http://basic-ultradev.com/building_extensions/index.asp

Dreamweaver MX Extensions Laura Gutman http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0735711828/qid=10686781. ..

Covers extending: Dreamweaver MX The Complete Reference Ray West and Tom Muck http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0072195142/basicultradev-20

Dreamweaver MX 2004 The Complete Reference Ray West and Tom Muck http://dwteam.com/tcr/

Beyond Dreamweaver Joseph Lowrey http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0789727404/qid=10686785. ..

Plus, always good to see what others have done. Visit the Exchange and look at as many as you can: http://www.macromedia.com/exchange/

Lists of DW extension developer sites: http://www.dwfaq.com/Resources/Extensions/default.asp http://www.felixone.it/extensions/mext.asp

Danilo also writes for: http://www.communitymx.com/ He has a few extension related articles there (commercial site).

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