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Chapter 36. Creating Extensions > Creating Object Extensions

Creating Object Extensions

The simplest kind of Dreamweaver extension to understand and create is the object. An object, in terms of the Dreamweaver API, is an HTML file that contains, or uses JavaScript to construct, a string of HTML code to insert into the user’s document. The user clicks an icon in the Insert bar, or selects an item from the Insert menu, and the specified code is inserted into the current document, usually at the insertion point.

Objects in the Configuration Folder

As you learned in the preceding chapter, object files are stored in subfolders of the Configuration/Objects folder that correspond to object categories in the Insert bar. Most objects consist of from one to three files, all with the same name but different extensions. These files are as follows:


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